Install a new icemaker
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Photo 1: Remove screws on old icemaker
Use a nut driver or a long screwdriver
to remove the screws that
hold the icemaker in place.
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Photo 2: Plug wiring harness together
Line up the wiring harnesses and
plug them together before screwing
the icemaker in place.
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Photo 3: Install new inlet valve
Remove the old inlet valve and
plug in the new one, then attach it
to the frame.
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Photo 4: Attach water line
Push the water supply from the
inlet valve onto the barbed fitting
at the top of the refrigerator.
If your icemaker stops working,
there's no need to call the
appliance repair service. First,
locate the saddle valve that's clamped to
the house water supply and turn it off
and on a few times to break up any
mineral buildup clogging the valve. If
that doesn't work, unplug the refrigerator
and remove the icemaker (Photo 1)
to make sure the water inlet at the back
of the refrigerator isn't plugged with ice
(just heat it with a hair dryer if it is).
However, if the water supply isn't
blocked and the refrigerator is older, it's
time to replace the icemaker. According
to appliance repair pros, most icemakers
break down long before the refrigerator.
The good news is that most
replacement kits are simple to install.
Locate the model number on the wall
of the refrigerator just inside the door,
then buy a new icemaker at an appliance
store or online (do a search for
Unplug the refrigerator and turn the
water off, then take the old icemaker out
and disconnect the wiring. Plug the new
icemaker in (Photo 2), hold it in position
and screw it to the refrigerator wall.
Pull the refrigerator out from the
wall, disconnect the water supply from
the inlet valve at the bottom of the
refrigerator, then replace the old inlet
valve (Photo 3). Inlet valves should be
replaced when the icemaker is replaced,
and are usually included with replacement
kits. If not, order it separately.
Before you push the refrigerator
back, turn the water on and check for