How to Remove an Ice Maker from a Freezer

an in-freezer ice maker
  • 1 hours
  • Intermediate
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What You'll Need
Your refrigerator's owner's manual

If you've recently had cause to remove your ice maker from your freezer, you may be wondering how to go about the disconnection process. If so, you'll be pleased to know that removing an ice maker can be a very simple undertaking that anyone can complete in a timely fashion. Read on to learn the basics of ice maker removal.

Step 1 - Protect Yourself

Begin the ice maker removal process by unplugging your refrigerator and making sure that the ice maker's water supply has been safely shut off. This can usually be accomplished by shutting off the appropriate valve on your refrigerator's water line, but just to err on the safe side, consult your refrigerator's owner's manual or the manufacturer's website to determine the proper method of water supply termination.

Step 2 - Unscrew Your Ice Maker

After removing any corresponding containers, use your screwdriver to carefully disconnect the screws that hold your ice maker in place. This should prove relatively simple, as most ice makers are only held in place by two screws.

Step 3 - Apply Your Finishing Touches

Having unscrewed your ice maker, you will now need to disconnect its wiring harness and water line. These disconnections can usually be made without the aid of any tools, but it is highly recommended that you consult your owner's manual before carrying them out.