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Ice maker is broke how do i replace need to replace whole ice maker

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If its broken is probably better and cheaper to get a new one than try to fix it or pay to somebody to do it.First unppluged the fridge take the two scrwes that holds the ice maker to the freezer side wall and another one in the bottom of the ice maker once is loose you'll see a plastic plug ,pull itout and you can take the machine off and put a new one.When installing the new one make sure that the filling plastic tube is right through the hole in the back of the ice maker.

Posted on Apr 25, 2009

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SOURCE: ROPER RT18AKXJW01 Ice Maker Malfunction

Hi, If the icemaker is leaking next to the head, all you can do is changethe icemaker. See if it is leaking between the head and the tray. You can order the icemaker off my web site www.whirlpoolpartssurplus.com. If I can assisrt you further, please let me know.

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Posted on May 17, 2009

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There are usually two solenoid valves and tubing systems for these types of fridges. One actuates on demand for water whenever requested, and the other operates automatically to make ice cubes until the ice cube reservoir is full.

Carefully push/pull the fridge away from the wall.

Unplug the fridge from the outlet.

Shut off the water supply to the fridge.

Remove access cover (usually the on the bottom) from the back of the fridge. Follow the tube that comes from the top of the fridge (for the ice maker) down to the bottom of the fridge.

Inspect visually for sources of the leak on tubing and related parts. Carefully check by hand for leaks in areas not readily visible - including the back sides of all the tubing, too. There may be sharp edges that can cut if not paying attention. If a leak is found where the tubing connects to other parts, you may be able to simply remove the tube and cut it back an inch or so if there is enough slack.

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If a solenoid valve is found to be the culprit, due to a crack, etc. a trip to an appliance parts store will be required - unless able to purchase online. Part prices can vary widely , depending on the source.

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Carefully slide the fridge back into position - taking care to not crush the power or water lines.

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ROPER RT18AKXJW01 Ice Maker Malfunction


Hi, If the icemaker is leaking next to the head, all you can do is changethe icemaker. See if it is leaking between the head and the tray. You can order the icemaker off my web site www.whirlpoolpartssurplus.com. If I can assisrt you further, please let me know.

THanks
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