Don’t you hate it when you’re ready for a nice, cold drink and your refrigerator refuses to give you any ice cubes? In this article, we’ll be looking at dealing with a refrigerator repair with Las Vegas Appliance Masters (http://lasvegasappliancemasters.com) to help us get our ice maker working again.
Complaints: The icemaker no longer producing ice.
Diagnosis: Cutting Grid is not operating properly. There is a break in the wire of the cutting grid. Therefore the cutting Grid needs to be replaced.
Warning – Before beginning any repairs always disconnect the power to the appliance. It is also recommended to test the outlet for proper voltage. Remember to also turn off the water.
Tools needed: ¼” Nut driver and ¼” Socket and Ratchet.
Removing the Grid Cutter (2313637)
To access the cutting grid the first thing you want to do is to remove the two ¼” screws on the cover piece. Then we are just going to go ahead and slide the cover off. Right at the front will be our cutting grid, and as you can see the broken wire.
The first thing we are going to do is to go ahead and disconnect the power connector for the grid. The power connector for the grid is two black wires. And we have two screws at the side, so we are going to go ahead and remove the screws.
We are now going to disconnect the harness for the temperature sensor. Just to get that out of the way. Then we are just going to go ahead and take the grid out. There is also a harness on the back side, disconnect it and then go ahead and remove the grid.
Now we are going to go ahead and remove the classic sleeve, for the old unit and insert it onto the cutting grid of the new grid and that is inserted into the right hand side.
Installing the new Grid Cutter (2313637)
Slide it into the slut and attach the harness on the back side that needs to be reconnected. Make sure that the wiring runs on the outside of the cutting grid. You don’t want the wire to touch the cutting grid. Then you can go ahead and insert the long screws, that is the one the goes in with the sleeve, put both half way in with your hand first, then use the ratchet to finish screwing in the screws.
You don’t want to over tighten the screws because they are going into plastic. Then we are going to go ahead and capture the bin sensor harness and then make sure your wiring stays on the outside of the cutting grid. Then we are going to connect the harness for the cutting grids itself, make sure that it is position off to the side and put the cover back on. Get this started by hand, put screws in half way then tightened.
The icemaker was turned off, so go ahead and turn the power back on. At this point the water is filling up, it will just have to run some cold water over the unit to freeze the ice cubes and then it is going to dump it over the cutting grid. The cutting grid should cut the cubes and this should drop into the bottom. So that is going to complete our repair.