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HELPING DO-IT YOURSELFERS SINCE 1999

When dispensing ice from the ice maker, the solenoid was buzzing loudly. It was also rusting badly.

Brian B. • Hudson, NH • March 28, 2014
My Repair & Advice

I ordered a new solenoid and when it arrived, I installed it as follows: I cut the power to the refrigerator. I then pulled off the rubber boot (and it's plastic frame) that covers the water switch. Then I removed the bezel that covers the front of the ice maker controls by pulling it straight out. Then I removed the four screws found on the assembly under the bezel. After pulling the assembly forward a bit, I detached the multi-wire connector attached to it and put the assembly aside. After removing the electrical connection to the solenoid, I removed the three screws located at the lower part of the solenoid. I then loosened a screw (partially hidden) near the top of the solenoid in the corner of the compartment (get a flashlight to see this) and removed the solenoid. Reassembly followed the reverse procedure. Have fun.

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Repair Time Estimate

Less than 15 minutes

Tools Used
    Screwdrivers
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