Friday, April 5, 2013

We Fixed our Ice Maker!!!

Ok, I don't normally blog about all the ups and downs of every day life, but I just had to crow about this one!!!!

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!!!

Ice Maker Repair

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 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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  1. So funny. Great job as my DIL would say. Found you via Meet n Greet Blog Hop
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  2. haha..good info in case our icemaker falls apart. I don't know what we would do without it, maybe go back to trays? oyyy I love my icemaker too. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your newest follower :)

  3. Nice work. That is satisfying, isn't it? Have a great weekend. Linda

  4. My ice maker has been on the fritz for over a year! I am going to have to see if I can fix mine!!

  5. This is great info!! Congrats on repairing it yourself. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent this week. Have a wonderful week. :)

  6. Hello,

    I had checked your link. This is very interesting. Please keep sharing more and more information.congrats on repairing it yourself.......

    Ice Machine Filter

  7. Our water line and obviously now our ice maker is sporadic about working. The darn water line on our fridge keeps freezing up and the ice maker quit working for a couple of weeks and then started making ice again but not very quickly. Grrrr
    Do you make house calls? LOL I'm close to your office area I think.. LOL


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