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PartSelect Number PS2121513
NOTE: This replacement ice maker mechanism does NOT come with a cover,shut off arm, a wire harness, or the mounting hardware. Must be ordered separately.
This part works with the following brands: Whirlpool, Admiral, Estate, Inglis, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Roper, Maytag, Crosley, Jenn-Air, Hardwick, Magic Chef, Amana, Caloric & Glenwood.
This part fixes the following symptoms:
I made use of instructions for other users, see 'My ice maker has been shedding.....' and they were very helpful. The one problem not covered - the instructions that came with the new icemaker said to 'remove the bearing and inlet from the old icemaker and install in the new icemaker', but gave no instructions for how to accomplish this. The old inlet has a square opening in the back and a u-shaped knockout in the side. The new one has a round opening in the side and square knockout in the back)After several attempts to remove them, I gave up and used the new inlet with the knockout removed. I did not attempt to cover the side opening and it worked fine that way - no leaks.
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Followed the online PartSelect video instructions and it was very helpful. The ice maker has to cycle through before it starts making ice so don't be alarmed when nothing happens when you first hook it up.
Just kept working on it.
Merely remove the front bottom screw that attached the ice maker to the refrigeratorLift the ice maker gently off of the 2 top screwsUnplug the icemaker wiring harness from the back of the refrigerator, and removeSnap off the end of the maker and remove the keeper for the wire armRemove the wire arm and install on new makerUnplug the wiring harness from the old maker and plug into the new onePlug the harness into the refrigerator, slip the new maker over the top screws, with the water feed tube inserted into the makerInstall bottom screw into the bracket that holds it in place.This took less than 5 minutes.
I took out 1 screw , unplugged the icemaker and lifted it out and installed the new one and had ice in no time at all. can't get much easier.
replaced the entire ice make - 3 screws and a squeeze -off connector and it's out. Reverse to re-install... except that the fill tube had iced up. To thaw the fill tube: unload freezer section (leave food in fridge, but keep door closed), remove ice maker. Boil water, dip drill bit (dull end) into hot water, swirl around, insert (dull end) into to fill tube. Depending on how hot you got it, maybe a tablespoon of ice will melt. Repeat many times - fill tube is about 14" long! Do not use anything sharp - you will nick the tube and ice will form causing you to repeat this procedure. Do not try to break the ice - let the heat work. It took me about 30 minutes to thaw the whole thing - it made a nive gasping noise when the final plug opened up. Re-install ice maker.
Loosen the screws on the sidewall (don't take them all the way out and drop them on the floor as I did) and remove the screw from the bottom bracket. Change out the electrical wires and the wire level sensor that does not come with the new unit. Put the new one in place and give it some time to cool down and make ice ( don't be impatient like I was and think the new unit was bad or that you replaced the wrong part)
My freezer started acting up in 2 ways. They were separate problems, so I'll describe them seperately.#1 - The Ice Maker started leaking. This was pretty straight forward. When we turned the ice maker on, eventually after a couple hours icicles would start to form near the front. I bought a replacement Ice Maker, and fixing this was incredibly easy. There's a video about it on this website, and after following it exactly, the new replacement was in and working very quickly.#2 - This refrigerator must've been quite old. The next problem was the enclosure which holds onto the Augur Drive Motor. The plastic and the 4 screws that hold onto the motor all rusted off, making the motor basically fall backwards becoming completely useless. It's too bad there's no video on how to replace this part, because there's more moving parts with this one. Here are the steps I had to take to replace the enclosure:1. First I had to remove the Enclosure Divider (PS107595). Push right to remove the 2 grips at the top, then pull back then up to remove it.2. Unscrew the enclosure using a socket or nutdriver3. (1st hard step) unplug the motor from the back of the fridge. This is hard because the cord is relatively short, and the enclosure takes up a lot of space. Remember to turn off the power before doing this step!4. Unscrew all the machine parts from the enclosure (Augur Motor, Solenoid, Yoke, etc...) This was actually quite difficult because a couple of screws were placed on extremely tight. We basically had to break the old enclosure into little pieces before we could unscrew everything. The last screw actually needed to be undone using vice grips. That's how tight they were5. In order to place the Augur Motor on the new enclosure, you have to remove the engagement yoke from it. This also was tightened on too tight. I had to use vice grips to hold the base still while hitting the yoke hard with a hammer to get it loose. It only came lose after maybe 1 hour of failed attempts. I supposed patience paid off on this one. If it doesn't come off, just give it a few tries every few hours so you come at it with a clear head.6. Attached all the components to the new enclosure7. Reattached the engagement yoke back onto the Augur Motor (give it a light tap with a hammer or screw driver so it's fastened well... not TOO much though!)8. Plug the motor back into the fridge, place the enclosure back into the freezer, then put the divider back inThe parts that were difficult for me were:- Screws were WAY too tight. My dad thinks they might've used glue to make sure they're fastened on tight. Don't do this! It only makes maintenance in the future difficult- The engagement yoke was also on too tight. This might actually be from turning ice this whole time, but it's also possible someone overdid it or used glue here too. Don't overdo it when replacing the parts!- Lastly, and I didn't mention this in the instructions, but in order to get the solenoid off the old enclosure, I had to unplug everything so I could safely smash the old enclosure to pieces to get at it. When I did this, I forgot to take pictures of what plugs go where. When it came time to put it back together, I *think* the wires are in the right place now. The machine works, but hopefully I didn't put everything in backwards. Take photos of how wires are plugged in before you unplug them!!
Model#MBF2255KEW (bottom Freezer) Turn fridge and freezer controls OFF. Move fridge out away from wall to give yourself working space and to clean later. Disconnect electrical plug from wall. Turn off water supply at wall or floor. Put down towel to catch excess water and disconnect water hose at water supply, lay it on towel. Move to the inside of freezer and remove freezer bins by pulling the door all the way out as far as it will go and then lifting by the handle up. locate the two hooks in the back and push forward to clear the bar and move to a safe location. Push the two rails all the way back into the freezer. Un plug wire harness from freezer by squeezing both side of the plug at same time and pull off. Remove the 3- 1/4" nut screws (2 at top and 1 at bottom ) from the ice maker and remove. Take the front cover, Wiring harness and wire bail from old ice maker and place it on the new ice maker. Install new ice maker and connect the wiring harness plug to the freezer connection. Hook up water line hose and tighten. Turn water on and check for leaks. Plug fridge into wall outlet and set refrigerator and freezer controls to 3 until refrigerator is cold and then set as needed. Give the ice maker from 3 to 6 hours to freeze and wait for that magical sound of ice being dumped into the bin. Throw away first batch of ice to make sure there are no impurities. Check for the delivery date of the new ice maker before you start and have coolers and ice for perishables. I removed the old one on the delivery date and cleaned the fridge and freezer inside out. I came to this page to get my repair plan and I hope this will help someone else.
Five minutes with a phillips screw driver and the cube maker was changed. . . In the process, I failed to unplug the unit, and shorted the fill valve in the back. Again, five minutes with a nut driver and it was changed. No need for a PHD or the cost of a service technician for either job.
removed the cover from the back of the refrigerator, and used the nutdriver to loosen screw on the single outlet water valve, removed the old water valve and the hoses to it. Connected the hoses to the new valve and attached to the wall of the refrigerator by tightening the screw. Then removed the old ice maker from the inside of the refrigerator, by loosening the two screws and attached the new one, I tightened the screws and then I was done. It is working great.
I watched the video regarding the instillation of this ice maker a few times and then followed it exactly. It was incredibly easy. We had ice cubes about two hours later and no longer had a leak making icebergs!
removed ice bin and removed ice maker, thawed water tube. installed new ice maker (reason water tube was freezing over) and installed new ice bin because the old one was cracked, and the reason the ice rotor often hung up.
3 screws, electric harness, on/off handle - pretty simple.
I have a Maytag Refridgerator with lower freezer and ice maker. Stopped making ice. Noticed the unit would fill up and freeze but the tray wouldn't rotate to drop the cubes into the tray. Cleared the frozen trays to see if it was just stuck but same thing happened. Replaced unit, not difficult with the exception that the top tray is ridiculously hard to get out. Never did do it, just worked around it. Working perfect now.
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