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KUIS18NNJS5 KitchenAid Ice Maker - Instructions

All installation instructions for KUIS18NNJS5 parts

These instructions have been submitted by other PartSelect customers and can help guide you through the ice maker repair with useful information like difficulty of repair, length of repair, tools needed, and more.

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Circulation pump failed. Replaced same.

  • Customer: John from Covington, LA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 10 of 11 people found this instruction helpful
Unplugged ice maker from power source. Removed water reservoir using wing nut driver. Removed pump cover using nut driver. Removed water hose from pump discharge. Removed wiring harness from pump. Removed small water fill hose from pump bracket. Removed 3 screws holding pump assembly using nut driver. Replaced pump in reverse order. Plugged in ice maker and watched it begin to fill with ice within the hour. A very straightforward repair. Saved myself about $500 compared to the estimate that Sears gave me.

ice maker would not stop when bin was full

  • Customer: Julius from Spring, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 8 of 8 people found this instruction helpful
I replaced the bin ice sensor with the new one from partselect.

Suspected fan failure

  • Customer: Don from Oregon City, OR
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 9 of 11 people found this instruction helpful
I pulled the refer from the wall, disconnected the power and removed the cardboard cover at the base. Using a vacuum and compressed air, I cleaned it thoroughly.
I used a screwdriver to lift the locking tab on the 3-wire connector and removed it. The best way to get the three bolts off was with a 1/4" drive ratchet and go to the std nutdriver handle when they were loose. The fan came out carefully with the blade. I removed the blade nut with flat nosed pliers, cleaned it and placed it on the new motor. I replaced the motor and installed the screws. On a do-over I would install onew screw in each hole at least halfway to get the threads started/ threaded. After that the connector slipped in and I spun the blade to check for interference. The blades can be slightly bent, but use of nut tension can also slightly adjust fan alignment as it's tight to the housing.
That's it

The after market 4 yr old motor was making a wierd noise.

  • Customer: Marcus from St Petersburg, FL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 8 of 11 people found this instruction helpful
Removed back panel and removed the motor put new quick disconnect on and tapped the mounting holes. Removed and cleaned fan blade from old motor and put on the new motor. Mounted motor plugged it in and replaced panel.

broken ice cutter wire

  • Customer: Leo from Ormond Beach, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 7 of 8 people found this instruction helpful
remove tray from icemaker by removing 2 screws and disconnecting 2 electrical connectiona. Remove broken wire and restring new wire. Reinstall tray.

Ice maker water valve leaking

  • Customer: David from Buford, GA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 9 of 15 people found this instruction helpful
Disconnected both water lines and two mounting screws. Installed new water lines and water valve. No problems at all. Ordered the valve on a Monday and received it the next day. Even though i chose FedEx ground. GREAT SERVICE! I am a technical service manager and I always give credit to company's with great service. In fact, I have sent your website link to our management team to show what our website could be for our customers. Easy to find part numbers, pictures of the part being ordered and ease of use. World Class support.
Kindest regards,
Dave

Broken Wire On The Cutting Grid.

  • Customer: Jeffrey from Duluth, GA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 7 of 9 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the grid. Removed the existing top to bottom wire. Restrung the grid with the new wire. Then, it cut ice just fine-better than new. Note: wire provided is only sufficient to rewire side to side or top to bottom, not both. If you need to do both, you'll need 2. Yes, lots of money for a few feet of wire.

Motor Bearings Locking Up

  • Customer: Joseph from North Palm Beach, FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 5 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the back panel on the refrigerator--unplugged the condenser fan motor--removed the motor--placed a small fan to cool the condenser--called parts select--ordered the motor--the motor arrived less than 24 hours after I ordered it--replaced the motor and rear panel on the refrigerator--probably saved more than $200. 00--Very happy with parts select service--plus I had a misunderstanding with my credit card and john at parts select was very helpful --not their fault--excellent company

cutting grid wire was broken

  • Customer: Audrey from Morrow, GA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 5 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
removed broken wire, replaced with new wire and screwed the 6 tensions screws to tighten the grid wire.

Slow Ice Production

  • Customer: Lori from San Antonio, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 6 of 9 people found this instruction helpful
I used the cleaning solution that I purchased from you and my ice maker is now working perfectly !!!!

Thanks for the fast shipping !!

Happy Holidays !!

water leaked when the paddel was pushed

  • Customer: Monica from EDMOND, OK
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 4 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
Followed the video on parts page. I was worried I would brake the cover but learned from the video the right way to remove the front plate. I found the video very informing. Thank you for saving me a service call and the part cost was minimal compared to a new refrigerator .

No water at evaporator plate; therefore, no ice

  • Customer: Rand from CORAL GABLES, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 3 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
Water was not being drawn from the reservoir to the evaporator plate, so I concluded that the recirculation pump had failed. I first unplugged the machine from electrical power. To improve access to the pump, I removed the cutter grid using a nut driver and squeezing the electric connections to separate them. I also removed the reservoir, first removing the drain pipe by pulling it downward and the using pliers to loosen the thumbscrews until I could turn them by hand. I then thoroughly cleaned both the cutter grid and the reservoir to improve performance once the repair was done. The pump is covered by a solid plastic screen attached by just one nut, which is removed easily with the nut driver. The pump itself is attached with three screws which are easily removed with the nut driver and by an electrical connection which loosens by squeezing. Indeed, Upon examination, i found that the pump shaft was stuck solid and did not turn freely, explaining why it did not work. Replacing the pump, reattaching the three screws and reattaching the electric connection was pretty easy except for the right rear screw behind the pump which was hard to reach to guide the screw without a trick up my sleeve. The trick was to wrap scotch tape around the screw and the nut driver so that I could guide the screw one-handed. Once the screw threaded through a few turns, I jerked back the nut driver, pulling the tape off the screw. I then removed the tape from the nut driver and continued to tighten that screw and the rest, and then reattached the electrical connection. I then reattached the screen, the reservoir and the cutter grid, then plugged my machine back into the electric circuit and was pleased to watch it hum back to life, good as new and performing better than it was before the pump had failed.

My problem was in reading one of the other posts about installing

  • Customer: Tom from Louisville, KY
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
The post I read said start at the middle and work your way out towards the left and right. This was incorrect. All I did was secure one end to the torx screw and tighten it down. I then slowly pulled the wire as tight as I could around each insulator, going slow so as to not kink the wire (very easy to do). Once I was at the other torx screw I used a pair of linesman plyers to gently tug each wire tighter, I needed an extra pair of hands to hold the grid down. Once everything was tight I wrapped the last torx screw and tightened. Here's what no one is saying, you will not get the wire as tight as it originally was but that's ok. After I got everything reinstalled the ice maker is making ice like a champ.

The wires in the cutter grid assembly were briken

  • Customer: Tony from HOUSTON, TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced the assy. But, I would have been happier if you sold just the wires. I could have replaced the wires at a much lower cost and may have taken less than an hour to replace the wires.Still happy - the ice maker works.

Broken ice cutter grid

  • Customer: John from NORMAN, OK
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 2 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
Unplugged the unit. Removed 2 screws to remove front cover to access the cutter grid.removed 2 screws to the cutter grid, unsnapped power connector and removed broken grid. Slid new grid in place, reconnected power connector, replaced screws, plugged in ice maker and slid back in place. Very easy!!!
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