We recently had a service call for a customer who needed help replacing their ice maker.  Knowing this can happen to others as well, we thought we would share some good information with you here, in case you find yourself in a similar situation and needing to do your own refrigerator maintenance.  We hope you’ll find this helpful.

Today we are going to show you how to change an Ice Maker on your refrigerator, it’s a really easy job, all we are going to need is a ¼ inch nut driver, and a small flat blade screwdriver, let me show you how we do it.

Refrigerator Repair Las Vegas - Ice Maker Replacement

Refrigerator Repair Las Vegas – Ice Maker Replacement

Now the first step in this repair will be to turn the ice maker off, so you set the switch to the of position.  Next we are going to remove this ice door, there’s a couple of little hinge pins on the door that fit into a hinge bracket, so we are going to just push that bracket just enough to clear the hinge pin, and do the same on the opposite side, and we just set that aside.

Next we will remove the shelf here to give ourselves a little more room, there’s one ¼ inch hex edge screw in the right side here that we need to remove.  We can also remove the cover for the harness at the rear, just lift up on it, that’s the piece that the screw was going through, unhook that and remove it.

Now there’s also a locking tab on each side of these two tracks that hold the icemaker in place, with a small flat blade, we’ll depress those tabs, and then slide the icemaker forward.

Now keeping the infrared door closed, we’ll slide the ice maker forward, we’ll get it out far enough so that we can disconnect the wire harness, there’s a single tab on the side of the harness, just pull that open and disconnect the harness.

Now we can take the ice maker to a suitable work surface, and we’ll remove the base assembly from it to install on the new one. Now that we have the old ice maker over on a suitable work surface, turn it up side down, and we are going to remove that base assembly from it.

There’s three ¼ inch hex edge screws, just remove those, and we are also going to need to remove the wire harness connector from the end of that assembly.  Just press the tabs in enough to drop it down through the opening, and then we can discard the old ice maker.

Now we’ll simply transfer the old casing on to the new ice maker, line up these three screw holes, make sure they are all tight, and next we’ll insert the harness connector into the opening, pop one end in first, make sure the tab comes through clearly, and then lock it in place.

Now we are ready to put it back into the refrigerator – now we are ready to reinstall the ice maker. We’ll stand it on end first, and connect the wire harness, make sure it locks into place.

Now we are ready to slide it into the track, line up the rails on both sides, push it back until you hear those locking tabs snap in place. We’ll reinstall the cover for the wire harness, just tuck that up from the back side, here over the top of the harness, then reinstall the ¼ inch hex head screw.

Next we’ll reinstall the door, gauge one of the hinge pins first, just gently bend that tab out enough to accept it, turn the ice maker back on, and our repair is complete.

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