My Ice Maker Still Won’t Make Ice | How to Replace an Ice Maker Yourself

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If you went through the troubleshooting tips we shared the other day and are still experiencing issues with your Ice Maker, such as ice cubes that are smaller than normal or if it isn’t producing ice at all, it may be time to replace it.

Today we have a step-by-step tutorial on how to replace an Ice Maker Assembly with an Internal Storage Bin yourself.  You can find the replacement for your refrigerator model here.  

Some replacements may not include parts, such as the Shut-off Arm. 

You may be able to use parts from your old ice maker and transfer them onto the new one so long as they aren’t damaged, so don’t dispose of your old ice maker until you’re sure you have everything you need!

*WARNING: Before starting any repair, always make sure that the appliance is completely disconnected from the power source by unplugging it.


 For this repair you will need 2 Tools:

-1/4″ Nut Driver

-Flat Head Screwdriver


To Remove the Old Ice Maker:

1. Shut off water to the refrigerator

2. Open the freezer door

3. Remove ice bin, wire shelf, and any items in freezer that may get in the way

4. Remove bottom screw and loosen top screws on ice maker using a 1/4″ nut driver and set aside

5. Lift ice maker off wall and disconnect wire harness using a flat head screw driver to lift up release tab

*6. If your replacement doesn’t include a shut-off arm, remove shut off arm from the old ice maker by first pulling the end out of motor, then the other end from the water fill cup 

Removing Ice Maker Assembly Shut Off Arm

7. Discard old ice maker


To Install Replacement Ice Maker:

*1. Attach shut off arm to new ice maker, curved end goes into motor

2. Attach appropriate wire harness to the ice maker, it will typically come with a few for different models.

Releasing Wire Harness on Ice Maker Assembly

To change wire harness: remove motor cover, press in on release tab with flat head screw driver, connect appropriate wire harness

3. Connect new ice maker to wire harness in freezer

4. Place ice maker on wall with water fill tube in water fill cup

5. Replace lower screw and tighten top screws on ice maker

6. Replace the wire shelf and ice bin

7. Close the freezer door

8.  Reconnect water to refrigerator and plug in

And that’s all you have to do!  From start to finish this repair should only take around 5-10 minutes.  If you’re ever unsure about anything during a repair always refer to the manual and installation instructions, or contact a service technician.


Have a question or comment?  Leave it below!  Don’t forget to like and share this post and check out the rest of our Ice Maker Replacements and Ice Maker Parts on our website.

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