This is a duplicate question already asked, but I have the same exact problem and am unable to remove the motor. All the manuals show that there is plenty of room to drop the motor, but on my specific model there is not. Really strange that it would have been built this way, but I am afraid the wires will get pinched/broken because there does not appear to be enough clearance between the motor and the cavity wall. I have a great photo and would love to send it to you to show you what I am talking about.
"The ice cube dispenser motor became wet when there was a power outage and is now frozen, I can thaw it with a hair dryer but it freezes again. I cant get the motor clear of the wire to get it out. Can the grommet holding the wire in the door be pryed out? What's the procedure to removing the motor? "
Previous Answer: Hello Henry. No, but with the wiring harness unplugged from the motor, you can remove the motor from the unit. You just will have to work with the motor and the harness to remove it.
The issue that you are having with removing the motor is understood with the wiring being compressed against the cabinet. The motor will slide out but will be very tight coming out. The wires will not get pinched when doing this but is the only way to remove the motor.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Tuesday, August 06, 2013