We’ve noticed that quite a few of you seem to be having trouble with your Ice Dispensers based on some of our previous posts. So, today we have a step-by-step repair guide for you on how to Replace an In-door Ice Dispenser Motor.
If the Dispenser Motor (also called the auger motor) is damaged or broken, the door won’t dispense ice. There usually isn’t much you can do to repair the motor, so most of time you will simply have to replace it.
We’d like to note that this is meant to be a guide and should not replace the manufacturer installation instructions for your model and part. This guide references refrigerator model number MFT2673BEW11. There may be some variation in procedure, but in general this guide should be applicable to most refrigerators with an in-door dispenser.
If you don’t already have a new dispenser motor for your refrigerator, you can find them for purchase here.
*WARNING: Before starting any repair, always make sure that the appliance is completely disconnected from the power source by unplugging it.
-1/4″ nut driver
-Phillips head screwdriver
Removing the Old Ice Dispenser Motor:
- Unplug the appliance and open the refrigerator doors
2. Locate the store-n-door door (ice door), this should be in the left door of the refrigerator
3. Locate the lever on the ice bin assembly, squeeze to release and remove the bin
4. Remove the Philips head screws on the motor compartment cover or motor plate and set aside
5. Lift up on the motor compartment cover to remove
6. Pick up the motor shaft and set aside
7. Remove the quarter inch nuts securing the dispenser motor
8. Carefully lift up the motor to access the wire harness on the bottom
9. Lift up the two tabs to release the wire harness
10. Remove the damaged motor
Installing the New Ice Dispenser Motor:
- Connect the wire harness to the new motor, it should click into place
2. Carefully set motor into place and replace quarter inch nuts
4. Replace screws to secure cover
5. Replace the ice bin
6. Shut ice door (store-n-door compartment) and close fridge
7. Plug in the refrigerator and test it out!
From start to finish, this repair should only take between 15-20 minutes to complete. If at any point during the repair you are unsure or do not feel comfortable, do not hesitate to contact a service technician. You can find Ice Dispenser Motors and many other Ice Dispenser Parts on our website.
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