WE FIXED OUR ICEMAKER!!!!! For those of you that don't know us, we are usually the "Call the Repair Man" kind of people, but thanks to the internet and a great website (and no this isn't a sponsored post) Appliance Parts Pros, I found the information we needed to get it back up and running again!
Look at all that LOVELY ICE!!!
So here's the saga of the ice maker. It started working intermittently last spring, then finally quit working right around the time that Mr. Crafty had his surgery. So we opted for making ice that old fashioned way......with ice cube trays! Most of you young people have probably never had any experience with these, but they do make ice like a charm and if one breaks, you just run down to the $ store and buy another package!
Even though the ice maker wasn't working we were still able to get ice out of the fridge door.....until about the beginning of February when the dispenser broke too!!! I think it was all of that home made ice - it's much bigger than the ice cubes that the fridge makes.
I thought that since the ice maker was broken. we at least needed the dispenser to work! I got online with the model of the fridge and found Appliance Parts Pros.com. Found the dispenser/bucket and along with that, their great question and answer section. After reading several of the comments from their techs, I found out what might be wrong with the ice maker. Several of the tech comments talked about the water valve needing to be replaced, so I thought we would try it along with replacing the dispenser/bucket too.
We ordered the bucket and the valve and it was delivered just a few days later. The valve was really easy for Mr. Crafty to replace and the water immediately flowed into the ice maker just like it was supposed to! It only made one batch of ice and then, although I could feel the ice in the maker, it wouldn't drop over into the tray.
Back to the website for more info. Turned out the plastic gear on the front of the ice maker was missing a tooth! Another small order from the website and PRESTO!!! The Ice Maker is full!!!!
I can't tell you what a great feeling it is to have been able to repair the ice maker ourselves! It's the little things in life, like a fridge full of ice that makes me HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY!!!
No more Ice Cube Trays for us!!!! Thanks to this great website!!!
Iced tea just tastes so much sweeter when the ice cubes are made for you! Right?
Hope you all have a fun filled, fantastic weekend!!
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