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
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
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.
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.