Ice Door Mechanism

PartSelect Number PS316313

Manufacturer Part Number 1120581
Manufactured by Whirlpool

This part works with the following brands: Whirlpool, Admiral, Estate, Inglis, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Roper, Maytag, Crosley, Jenn-Air, Hardwick, Magic Chef, Amana, Caloric & Glenwood.

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Parts Used

  • Ice Door Mechanism

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerAlex from Columbiana OH

Ice dispenser flap would not close-delay mechanism quit working

The hardest part of this job was removing the front cover over the water and ice dispensing unit.

Step 1: remove front cover by inserting flat head screwdriver into one of small slots on the bottom side of the cover. Push up firmly, but not too hard (don't beak the plastic cover). As you are pushing up, slightly pry the bottom edge away from refrigerator door. Then, do the same for the other side.
Step 2: Now with both edges slghtly pried away for door, you will now need to use your hands and apply an upward pressure on the cover. (Understand that there are three tabs on the top side of the cover that must come about 1/4" out of slots on the top side of the door.) Try wiggling the cover, while applying upward pressure. You may find the door handle restricting one of the tabs, but you can slide the cover to the side to get it out.
Step 3: with the cover removed, now you can use the nut driver to remove the one (1) screw that holds the mechanism in place. Be sure to see how it fits over the dispensing lever.

Step 4: Install the new delay mechanism by inserting the prong over the dispensing lever and seat into place. Insert screw and tighten.
Step 5: ensure that you installed the device properly by actuating the ice dispenser. If everything is OK, proceed to next step. If not, make sure you installed it correctly.
Step 6: Reinstall front cover by insering the three upper tabs into slots at the top of the dispensing area. Apply downward pressure with your hands, then push the bottom side of the cover in. You should hear them snap into place.
Step 7: Dispense ice into a glass, add water, and enjoy your finsihed project

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerKurt from Magnolia TX

Ice maker replacement

I have removed the exsisting Ice maker with just a not driver for a tool. I had loosened the two top mount scews and removed the lower mount screw with a 11/32 nut driver (Yellow Handle) and removed the ice maker cradle assembly mount holes out of the exsisting mount clips. The new Ice Maker had come with extension cables and lever arms of differnt type. I used the exsisting lever arm from my ice maker. I also snapped in place my original cover onto the ice maker. Parts were correct match to a T. Reversed the order of removal and within 15 mins I had Ice. Great work Guys! Sincerely, Kurt Wilson Magnolia TX.

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