How Do You Replace the Ice Maker in Your Kenmore Refrigerator?


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To replace the ice maker in a Kenmore refrigerator, take out the fasteners holding the ice maker and its cover in place, and then slide out the ice maker. Remove the plug and wiring harness to free the old unit from the freezer before installing the new unit.

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Shut off the refrigerator's water supply by turning the feed valve clockwise. Open the ice maker cover to check for water. Using masking tape, tape the light switch and left-side flipper back in the freezer to keep them out of the way. Use a 1/4-inch wrench to take out the hexagon screws fastening the cover to the ceiling, and pull the cover toward you. Take out the screws beneath the ice maker with a 1/4-inch nut driver. Take the wiring harness cover out of the same area, pulling it along behind the ice maker.

Push down on the locking tab on the left side underneath the ice maker, and pull the ice maker toward you. Push down the clip on the wire harness connection with a butter knife or flathead screwdriver to free the plug from the ice maker. If necessary, jiggle the plug to loosen it. Use the 1/4-inch nut driver to take out the three hex screws holding in the plastic base so you can free the wiring harness. Push the locking tabs on the ice maker plug, and pull it from the base. Take the ice maker out of the base. Reverse these steps to install the new ice maker.

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