How do I remove the ice maker? It seems to be held in by something. Where is the retainer, it jiggles, is loose but will not come out
Answer There is a screw under the bottom on the right back corner, that will need to be removed. Once removed there are locking tabs on each side that will need to be released. Once released the icemaker will slide forward.
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My Kitchen Aid Icemaker has stopped ejecting the ice. There is ice in the bottom. We have removed the unit to thaw. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Answer Hello Steve, from your description you will need to replace the icemaker. If you found this icemaker with your model number then this will be the correct replacement. Thanks
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No it just stopped making ice. Tray was empty which is why we thought maybe ice in tube. We also added water to tray to see if it would cycle, ice evaporated.
Answer Hello Dean! If you filled the ice maker ice mold with water and the ice maker did not eject any ice, you will need to make sure that the freezer is cooling properly. The temp should be 0-5 degrees. If the freezer is cooling properly, you will need a new ice maker. The part number is 2198597. Thanks!
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If I replace the whole ice maker does it come with new water inlet valve?
Answer Hello Ricky,
If you order the replacement icemaker assembly 2198597 by the model number, it will not come with the water valve. If you order an icemaker kit, these normally include the icemaker, the water valve, an ice bucket, the electrical harness for the icemaker, and the associated water lines. This may seem like a simple way to save a few dollars but you will not receive the correct water valve since it will be a single, (for icemaker only, not for water dispense), but the new icemaker will also have to be taken partially apart to install the proper ice stripper from the old assembly since the kit does not come with the proper part for the design of your model.
My ice makers bin is on the door.
Answer Hello Mel. You need to order part number 2198597 for the correct icemaker assembly 2198597.
Icemaker stoped working,Indoor water still works.Is there a reset?
Answer Hello Norman. No, there is no reset. Make sure the freezer is between 0° and 5°. You need to check and see if there is power going to the water valve when the icemaker cycles. If so, replace the water valve on the unit. If not, or the icemaker does not cycle, you will need to replace the icemaker on the unit. Also, check and make sure the fill tube on the unit is not frozen and clogged. If so, replace the water valve and thaw out the fill tube. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
I believe my ice maker is toast and needs to be replaced. When I try and pull part number info from your web site (and others) for my particular model number it always comes back only showing a la carte parts, and not the full assembly. I have run across comments online suggesting the part #2198597 is the full unit that is compatible with my fridge, but before I buy it, I wanted to make sure this is correct. Why doesn't my model show up with the full assembly part number associated with it?
Answer Steve, You didn't mention why you think your "my ice maker is toast and needs to be replaced" especially with this type / style refrigerator. You may want to try this first: Open the freezer door and observe the LED light on the switch housing on the right wall. If the LED blinks twice then a pause, press in on the flapper on the left side of the opening. If the LED light continues to blink, there is an issue in the control boards 4389102 and probably not the ice maker. You were correct, the complete ice maker assembly is available 2198597. Most manufacturers try and leave as many options as available to customers, but in todays economy, it's a bit "rough", they depend on the parts distributor and their parts personnel to "do the right thing" and advise the customer of possible options.
What the purpose of the coating on the ice tray on the ice maker?
Answer Hello Jimmy. It is used to seal the icemaker from leaking and prevent the ice from sticking.