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PartSelect Number PS297895
Found at the end of the auger in the ice container - replace when the icemaker doesn't dispense ice.
This part works with the following brands: GE, Hotpoint & Kenmore.
This part fixes the following symptoms:
I had to completely disassemble the ice bucket (dispenser) to gain access to the parts that were being replaced.*It was helpful to have the exploded parts diagram to aide in reassembling the ice dispenser when replacing the parts.
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It took me about 15 minutes to complete the repair, 1st I emptied the ice maker, then I removed 4 screws from the rear of the ice maker tray and took the plastic piece off of the auger. I reversed the steps and put it back together.
This is a 25 year old unit. The ice bucket had warped over time causing the face plate to move forward of its ideal position pulling the entire assembly out of the drive. Removed dispensing unit face assembly. Removed drive shaft assembly. Replaced all washers. Reversed old broken drive cup. Married old drive cup to new drive cup...lining up drive slots. Drilled 6 ea. 3mm holes evenly spaced around circumference into the face of the old drive cup. Fastened drive cups together in vice and with C clamp...then using phillips head screws installed 3 ea. from opposing entry points on each side of this homemade shaft extender. This "mechanism" increased the effective length of the dispensing shaft assembly allowing for a proper fit of the drive shaft to the motor drive connection. Unit now works perfectly. Total cost @ $40.00 and two hours work which would have taken less than one hour if I had remembered to install the ice bucket seal the first time. New ice bucket would have cost @ $185.00. Home warranty does not cover ice makers or any of the associated parts. DIY...it isn't that difficult.
It's a good idea to take closeup pictures, that will eliminate guessing when you put it back together. There was no instructions. I was happy to see GE knew there was a problem with the chrome auger. The replacement is STAINLESS STEEL.
turned the ice maker off then removed the ice bucket and place the ice into a bucket then removed the 6 screws that hold the front plate to the bucket. then replace the bucket and front panel. Replaced the ice cubes into the bucket and test the agruer that ice dispenser and turnred ice maker back on
Remove three screws insert part; manually checked out drive and waited for ice to buildup and it worked like new.
I had to order bucket as well. Then I removed 3 screws from bottom of bucket and removed auger parts as a unit put new drive cup in new bucket and re attached auger parts as assyembly and reinstalled in freezer.
I never realized there were so many parts. I carefully took the Ice Bucket and Ice Crushing Assembly apart and laid all items in order, but once it went back together, I fear I did something out of order. Although the ice is now rust free, the ice moving assembly and crusher makes too much noise. I will be required to take it all apart and figure out which part I put together in the wrong order. I could use a diagram that gives the correct blade and spacer order...
Emptied the ice from tray.Removed the four screws that hold the face plate.Removed the four screws that fasten drive housing to the tray.Slid the drive cup into place at the end of the auger.Made sure the rubber gasket was in place .Replaced the four screw that hold the housing to the tray.Replaced the four screws that hold the face plate.Put some ice cubes in the tray and tested to be sure everything worked properly.
Removed icemaker bin, removed auger assembly, cleaned broken part debris out, put in new part, re-assembled bin/auger assy, done!!
Replaced broken parts. The ordered parts were received in record time after placing the oreder.
When the ice bucket self destructed I had to repair . I had know problems. The realistic time frame was do to cleaning ten years of dirt and calciumdepostes off. I used about a quart of CLR the wires on the switch are very short used needle nose pliers to put the connector back together. Shouldn't be a problem for any one to repair.
Removed broken part (actually it fell out)Inserted new part. Nothing to it.All I had to do was raise feeding screw and attach new drive cup, the lower all back into ice tray
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