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How to Replace the Ice Maker in an Older Whirlpool Refrigerator

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  1. How to Replace the Ice Maker in an Older Whirlpool Refrigerator, Safety precautions: adım 1, 1 resimden 1.
    • Before you begin your repair, perform the following:

    • Turn off your main water supply (if connected)

    • Unplug your device

  2. How to Replace the Ice Maker in an Older Whirlpool Refrigerator, Open the freezer door: adım 2, 1 resimden 1.
    • Pull the handle of the freezer door towards you to open it.

  3. How to Replace the Ice Maker in an Older Whirlpool Refrigerator, Open the refrigerator door: adım 3, 1 resimden 1.
    • Pull the handle of the refrigerator door towards you to open it.

  4. How to Replace the Ice Maker in an Older Whirlpool Refrigerator, Lift the ice maker flap: adım 4, 3 resimden 1. How to Replace the Ice Maker in an Older Whirlpool Refrigerator, Lift the ice maker flap: adım 4, 3 resimden 2. How to Replace the Ice Maker in an Older Whirlpool Refrigerator, Lift the ice maker flap: adım 4, 3 resimden 3.
    • Lift the ice maker flap.

    • Slide the ice maker flap into its slot.

  5. How to Replace the Ice Maker in an Older Whirlpool Refrigerator, Remove the ice bucket: adım 5, 3 resimden 1. How to Replace the Ice Maker in an Older Whirlpool Refrigerator, Remove the ice bucket: adım 5, 3 resimden 2. How to Replace the Ice Maker in an Older Whirlpool Refrigerator, Remove the ice bucket: adım 5, 3 resimden 3.
    • Llift the ice bucket slightly and pull it towards you to remove it.

  6. How to Replace the Ice Maker in an Older Whirlpool Refrigerator, Removing the ice maker cover: adım 6, 2 resimden 1. How to Replace the Ice Maker in an Older Whirlpool Refrigerator, Removing the ice maker cover: adım 6, 2 resimden 2.
    • Push down on the ice maker cover.

    • Pull the bottom of the ice maker cover out.

  7. How to Replace the Ice Maker in an Older Whirlpool Refrigerator: adım 7, 3 resimden 1. How to Replace the Ice Maker in an Older Whirlpool Refrigerator: adım 7, 3 resimden 2. How to Replace the Ice Maker in an Older Whirlpool Refrigerator: adım 7, 3 resimden 3.
    • Remove ice maker cover.

  8. How to Replace the Ice Maker in an Older Whirlpool Refrigerator, Unfastening the ice maker: adım 8, 1 resimden 1.
    • Use a 1/4­‑inch nut driver to loosen the two upper mounting screws.

    • Use a 1/4‑inch nut driver to remove the lower mounting screw.

  9. How to Replace the Ice Maker in an Older Whirlpool Refrigerator, Releasing the ice maker: adım 9, 3 resimden 1. How to Replace the Ice Maker in an Older Whirlpool Refrigerator, Releasing the ice maker: adım 9, 3 resimden 2. How to Replace the Ice Maker in an Older Whirlpool Refrigerator, Releasing the ice maker: adım 9, 3 resimden 3.
    • Lift the ice maker up to release it from the upper mounting screws.

    • Move it gently away from the wall into the freezer.

    • Don't try to remove the ice maker fully yet because it is still attached by the wiring.

  10. How to Replace the Ice Maker in an Older Whirlpool Refrigerator, Disconnect the ice maker wiring: adım 10, 3 resimden 1. How to Replace the Ice Maker in an Older Whirlpool Refrigerator, Disconnect the ice maker wiring: adım 10, 3 resimden 2. How to Replace the Ice Maker in an Older Whirlpool Refrigerator, Disconnect the ice maker wiring: adım 10, 3 resimden 3.
    • Lower the ice maker partially to access the cable lock tab on the upper front of the ice maker.

    • Use a spudger or flat head screwdriver to press in the cable lock tab to release the cable.

  11. How to Replace the Ice Maker in an Older Whirlpool Refrigerator: adım 11, 2 resimden 1. How to Replace the Ice Maker in an Older Whirlpool Refrigerator: adım 11, 2 resimden 2.
    • Pull the cable out of the socket to disconnect it.

  12. How to Replace the Ice Maker in an Older Whirlpool Refrigerator, Detach the thermal fuse: adım 12, 3 resimden 1. How to Replace the Ice Maker in an Older Whirlpool Refrigerator, Detach the thermal fuse: adım 12, 3 resimden 2. How to Replace the Ice Maker in an Older Whirlpool Refrigerator, Detach the thermal fuse: adım 12, 3 resimden 3.
    • Slide the ice maker off of the thermal fuse.

    • Sliding the thermal fuse off will likely be easier than unclipping it.

    • During reassembly, remember to clip the thermal fuse onto the ice maker.

  13. How to Replace the Ice Maker in an Older Whirlpool Refrigerator, Remove the ice maker: adım 13, 1 resimden 1.
    • Remove the ice maker.

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