How does the auger assembly get removed from housing?
Answer Hello Julio,
Discontinue the power supply to the unit and pull the ice crusher bin from the unit. Remove the one or two screws from the left side of the auger motor back cover. It will now pivot around toward the right and you will need to unplug the wiring harness. It will now come out so it can be serviced on the table. From here it is pretty much self explanatory. Just keep up with the screws and the locations they will need to be re-installed into.
I just replaced the helix in my ice maker but it spins freely. I also noticed that the helix lock where the shaft goes through is rounded and not oval like the picture. Does this hole have to be oval and fit tightly around the shaft?
Answer George, Yes, the helix plate has to have the oval opening, and it also has to snap and lock into place on the back of the helix WR17X11457 . These two component cause the cubes to separate, and drives them through the drum and out the bin. Thanks