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Replacing Icemaker Motor

Kenmore Model # 106.53504300
Dispenser Motor Part # 2188384
Machine stopped making ice.
No sounds at all.
All signs ppoint toward motor failure.
How involved is replacement and installation?
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This is an easy diy job. 

  • remove ice bucket
  • remove 4 screws holding motor housing in place
  • loosen and remove motor coupling ( this is the hardest part of the job) the coupling is a left hand thread so removing is opposite  of what your accustomed to. Its right loosey instead of lefty loosey. to break the coupling loose it is easier to hit the edge of it with a hammer to break it loose from the threads and then it will or should spin off by hand.
  • remove the 3 or 4 screws securing the motor 
  • change wires from old motor to new motor one at a time to keep from wiring it wrong
  • reassemble in reverse order
  • the coupling when reinstalled is self tightening so just spin it on hand tight and it will tighen the rest of the way on its own.
if I can be of further assistance please ask thanks Peyton

Posted on Mar 12, 2009

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