Ice maker not making ice anymore?

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There are a couple reasons why an ice maker may stop working. The two most common reasons your ice maker wouldn’t be working are one, the motor coupling needs to be replaced or two, your dispenser motor needs to be replaced. No need to worry or call an expensive repairman both of these repairs can be done DIY pretty easily!

Replacing Your Motor Coupling

Tools you’ll need:
-Hammer
New Motor Coupling

Steps To Replace Your Motor Coupling:
1.) Open the freezer door.
2.) Remove the ice dispenser assembly by simply lifting up and pulling out
3.) Remove old motor coupling located at the back of the freezer it is cross thread so you will turn left to remove it it will be on pretty tight so you will have to use the hammer to tap it loose enough to spin it off with your hands
4.) Place new motor coupling on remember its cross threaded so spin it right to tighten
5.) Replace the ice dispenser assembly by lining it up with the tracks and pushing it into place

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Replacing Your Dispenser Motor

Tools you’ll need:
-1/4th inch nut driver
-Flat head screwdriver
New dispenser motor
-Hammer

Steps To Replace Your Dispenser Motor:
1.)Open the freezer door
2.)Remove the ice dispenser assembly by simply lifting up and pulling out
3.)Remove the motor coupling located at the back of the freezer it is cross thread so you will turn left to remove it. It will be on pretty tight so you will have to use the hammer to tap it loose enough to spin it off with your hands
4.)Remove the motor housing by unscrewing the four screws holding it in place
5.)Use your flat head screw driver to lift the tab on the bottom of the harness then pull out the harness and set it aside
6.)Remove the three screws that hold the motor in place and flip it over
7.)Use your flat head screw driver to pry off the three wire harness’s from the motor and remember where each wire is connected (blue on left, white/tan on right)
8.) Dispose old motor
9.)Reconnect the wire harness’s in the right areas
10.)Remount the motor and turn over the assembly to replace the screws
11.)Replace the three screws
12.)Put the housing motor back in the freezer starting by reconnecting the wire harness then remount the motor housing and replace the screws
13.)Put the motor coupling back on remember it is cross threaded so you will want to spin it to the left
14.)Put the ice dispenser assembly back in the freezer by simply lining it up with the tracks and pushing it into place

*WARNING: Before starting any repair, always make sure that the appliance is completely disconnected from the power source by unplugging it.  This tutorial is meant to be a guide and should not be used in place of the installation instructions provided by the manufacturer.

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