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Replacement of ice maker solenoid in door

My in door ice maker solenoid needs to be replaced. I have the part (appliance guru), but I'm not sure how to access and remove the current solenoid. Is their a manual showing how to access the old part in trhe side by side freezer door?

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  • Craig March Sep 13, 2009

    I am looking to access the solenoid that is in the freezer door, in other words, I need to either open the icemaker control panel (crushed, cubes, water) from the exterior of the door or the interior of the door. The solenoid and plunger that I need to replace are located there. I'm just not sure if I have to take the entire stainless steel exterior cover off to access it, or if there is some easier way.

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Go behind the ice box and look for the water line going in. The water valve will be connected to the line. Be sure to shut off the water before attempting to do anythang.

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