I need to replace this mold as the coating is peeling off and the ice doesn't completely fail into the tray. On the Whirlpool website, it says I should buy silicon grease when I buy the new mold. Do you know if I need that and what it is for? Also, I assume that I can replace just this mold without replacing any other parts of the ice maker. Can you confirm that for me?
ANSWER Scott, Yes, you can replace the mold assembly without any other parts, but you have to be cautious and careful. Actually, you would want to use Food Grade Silicone Grease" 99003172 to lubricate the moving parts in the assembly. Also, make sure you save as much "alumilastic" as possible from the original mold/thermostat connection, you need a good sealed fit between the two components. Good Luck and Thanks
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Wednesday, November 16, 2011