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My ice maker just stopped making ice.

Mark A. • Franklin, TN • March 31, 2014
My Repair & Advice

I watched the AppliancePartsPros.com video, which made the replacement of an ice maker look pretty easy. The only problem was that my existing wiring harness was affixed to the inside of my refrigerator, whereas in the video, the existing cord was shown as readily disconnectable, so I was unsure how to proceed. Then I saw a comment by another user, expressing the same issue. The AppliancePartsPros representative advised the consumer simply to retain and use the existing, affixed wiring harness for use with the new ice maker (which I had contemplated as a solution, but was unsure until I read that post). So I proceeded as follows: (a) unscrewed the bottom screw holding the old ice maker to the refrigerator wall, (b) loosened the top 2 screws holding the old ice maker to the refrigerator wall, (c) lifted the ice maker gently off the top 2 screws and away from the wall of the refrigerator, (d) disconnected the existing wiring harness from the old ice maker (using a screw driver to push down on the clip), and removed the old ice maker from the refrigerator, (e) removed the bail arm from the old ice maker and attached it to the new ice maker, (f) connected the existing wiring harness to the new ice maker, (g) attached the new ice maker to the wall of the refrigerator on the top 2 screws and tightened the screws, (h) inserted and tightened the bottom screw, (i) I had a special "Magic Ice Plus" device (which accelerates the ice production) in place of a cover, so I simply pushed that device onto the newly installed ice maker, and it fit great, (j) I re-inserted the ice bucket and shelf, (k) looked at what I had just done and wondered, "Did I just do that", and (k) prayed. Literally, within an hour, ice was falling into the ice bucket, and I started smiling.

Do-It-Yourself Story
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Repair Time Estimate

Less than 15 minutes

Tools Used
    Nut Drivers, Screwdrivers
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