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Icemaker jack I removed the screws like you described. So the icemaker is off the freezer wall. I just have a question about the icemaker jack. I'm having a problem removing it. Is it something that should be pulled out or turned/screwed out? I wanted to ask be fore I kept working with it. BTW: Thanks so much for your quick responses! I've wanted this thing out for MONTHS!

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Most have a jack that snaps together they have tads on both sides you have to pull up and out to release,some plug right into the icemaker it's self,check to see witch one you have,if not sure of yourself unplug frig. and them do it,hope this helps somemore,mike

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NOTE: Freezer compartment should now be empty and

walls should be clear of anything that will

obstruct removal of back panel.

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