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PartSelect Number PS869316
This icemaker can be used with 25-27 cubic feet refrigerators that have a vertical auger dispenser located on the freezer door. Reuse bottom bracket from the original icemaker and attach to the new.
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:
1) unplug old ice maker and slide out of holding brackets, 2) Remove plastic tray bracket by removing 4 screws, 3) attach plastic bracket to replacement with 3 of the screws, 4) plug in electrical connector, 5) slide new unit into brackets, 6) place plastic door back on in front of ice maker, 7) slide ice control switch to "on" position. That's all it takes!
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Simple removal and replacement.
Take the safety door off, remove safety panel on the right back corner with small socket wrench. Slide out the ice maker, disconnect the power connection. Turn the old ice maker over, remove the bottom housing which has 4 screws. Mount the old housing on the new ice maker, slide the power cord through the old power strip slot. Connect the power cord to the refrigerator, slide the new ice maker back in place, reconnect the safety bracket on the right back corner and replace the safety door. Shut the door and wait a few hours and BOOM ice!
I had to remove one screw and pulled the icemaker out then removed 3 screws to remove the mounting bracket on the old one and screwed it to the new one, popped it back in and it started up right away and fresh ice again.
Removed 3 screws but was unable to remove without removing another screw for better access to disconnect wiring harness. Then had to really almost force unit out of the holder. Quoted price was $177. If I ordered by 3:00pm the next day would be shipped just as promtly. The only thing is the next morning when I called the price was $201. because of manufacturers price increases. I was billed $201 plus shipping even though they had the item in stock and had received it at the old price. Don't put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
turned off the machine. removed the ice maker door. removed the wiring harness cover. press on locking clips, removed ice maker. disconnect wiring harness. removed three screws from cover and installed on new ice maker. installed in reverse order of removable.
Previously replaced by repairman for $300+. Did it myself this time for cost of part. It was just 3 screws, slide it out and then plug in the new.
I unpluged unit empty top shelf took out 4 screwsholding ice maker slid it forward unplug harnessfound out that the wheel inside ice maker was notlined up with the letter T on the front of wheel, that would put the fingers in the upright position. so it will work.
Turn power off to Ice Maker. First I had to remove the Ice Maker Door by removing the two 1/4" screws.I then removed the 1/4" screw under the Ice Maker on the right hand side that holds the wire cover in place. The cover can be removed by pulling toward the rear at a angle. Now you can slide the Ice Maker forward until it out and only connected by the wire harness which can now be unplugged The bottom plate on the old Ice Maker will need to be removed and installed on the new one.Now just work in reverse.
I slid out the old ice maker, about two screws. Then installed the new one it took about 7 minutes. Very easy.
I have not completed the repair. I know what needs to be done, but I cannot loosen the screws to remove the icemaker. I'll probably finish the work but calling a repairman to do the installation.
If you can turn a screwdriver you can replace this thing. After 10 minutes the new icemaker was installed, and 5 hours later I was enjoying a cocktail with my newly made ice.
I spent quite a bit of time diagnosing the problem. When the ice maker first stopped working, I noticed the fingers that push out ice where pointing straight down and frozen within the cubes. I pulled out the ice maker and let it thaw so I could move the fingers again. The gear that turns the assembly was not in the correct position after several tries, I finally realized that the heater element wasn't working, so when the fingers started to push out the cubes, they would stick and the gear became stripped.In the end, I replaced the whole unit which wasn't cheap, but was making cubes within an hour of installing the new unit.
My Ice Maker would stop making ice and the start back. Finally it quit for good and would not work any longer. The repair was as easy as everone indicated and I am sure that I saved more than half of the cost of calling a repairman. Is used a 1/4 socket and a small ratched. Took less than 15 minutes to completely change out the unit. Thanks for being on the internet. Super cost for the complet unit.
Our 2nd Ice-maker since 2003. They don't last forever. Intact, the Ice-maker takes 15 minutes to swap out. Broken, we wait for a replacement. Ordered extra Fill Cup. Not needed. Different Part broken this time! Latest Ice-maker has an extended Fill Cup so as not to Freeze up when refilling. Nice! When Trays lose their lining or Unit Freezes up, time to replace it! The Ice-maker should last longer. Maybe we expect too much. We like our ice!
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