Icemaker just quit working. Should I order a new one or something to check? Water is on. Thanks
Answer Hello Ed. You will need to cycle the icemaker and test for power to the water valve and see if there is any power there when the icemaker cycles. It will only be there for a few seconds during the cycle. If there is power there, and the fill tube is not frozen, and no water comes in, replace the water valve. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. Hope this helps. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
My ice maker fills with water and freezes the ice, but it does not dump without manually moving the arm. If I bump the arm down it will then cycle. With a jump wire we diagnosed that the thermostat is bad. Is it best to just replace the thermostat, or replace the entire ice maker? What, specifically, will I need to order? How difficult is this? Thanks!
Answer Holli, The thermostat part number is 627985 You will need to dismantle the icemaker to replace it. It could be "tricky" and you'd have to be pretty careful. The icemaker is W10190965 and is quite a bit easier to replace, loosen a couple of mounting screws and remove the bottom support screw, and transfer the arm to the new icemaker. I would reccomend replace the icemaker, just for the ease of the repair, and longevity. Good Luck and Thanks
I am having a hard time getting the old icemaker out. It does not unplug easily from the inside of the refrigerator, as the replacements show. It was factory installed. Should I force the plug out of the side? I am going to try to only replace the control module, but that may not work, and then I will have to figure out how to take the old unit out.
Answer Karen, You may find it easier to dismount the icemaker first, (three screws) Loosen the two screws holding the icemaker mold to the wall at the top of the icemaker mold, remove the screw on the bottom, holding the mold to the wall. Slide the assembly up and off the top screws, and arrange the assembly so you can access the wire harness. There should be retainer clips on the top and bottom of the plastic connector, you need to press and release the retainer clips and carefully pull out on the connector, then remove the assembly. Trying to dislocate the harness from the side of the control module is another option, but be careful and don't damage the connector, and make sure you unplug the power cord or turn the power off to the fridge first, you don't want to short anything or shock yourself. You should remove the icemaker from the refrigerator, whenever you work on the icemaker, it's a lot easier, and more efficient. Thanks and Good Luck
The replacement part # AP4360346 did not come with the wire on/off control. Is there an extra cost for that and what part numer is it? I am supprised it was not included.
Answer Hi Bob. Sold much cheaper is the stripped down version ice maker. You will use the front white cover, wire harness and the bail arm off your old unit. It pulls out of the ice maker and make sure you push it in fully on the new one. The bail arm is part # 2304354. Thank You.