Having trouble with your ice maker? Or maybe your water dispenser is running slow? There might might not actually be a problem with either, directly anyway. Often times the source of the problem is the Water Inlet Valve. This one little valve has a lot of control when it comes to what makes it through your refrigerator’s water lines, and when there’s a problem it can stop your dispenser and ice maker in their tracks which is why we’ve made it our Pick of the Week.
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:
–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
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.