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Question DetailsAsked on 7/13/2016

Can not remove ice maker. I ve called a repairman but they want to try to repair it,I think it needs to be replaced

Hex nuts are in side that can not be reached. How can I replace it. How do I get it out? Kenmore Coldspot

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Could be the nuts are fixed in-place so you turn the screw/bolt instead - or the hex nuts you are seeing are assembly bolts for the icemaker, but the actual icemaker mounting bolts to the reefer are elsewhere.

You can find parts breakout diagrams and illustrations on the SearsAtHome website and other websites to see where the mounting hardware for your unit is - find nameplate with model number inside door, on door frame, or sometimes at bottom behind the front grating.

You can also find Youtube videos for various models - commonly a retaining bolt or two then press-to-release plastic tabs holding the unit in place. Commonly the front flap door and a cover for the wiring harness has to be removed first. However, some units do have several screws going into the reefer frame - all depends on model.

If you remove icemaker permanently be sure to turn off the water at the source - typically under the kitchen sink. And of course the wiring harness for it would have to be disconnected at the source so it can't short out in the reefer. Course, with some electronic control reefers this will drive ti crazy pumping out error codes, so may not work in your case.

I can't imagine a repairman refusing to replace it if that is what you want - unless this is being done under warranty so "free" to you, in which case I would let them repair it - then keep calling them back till they replace it if the repair does not solve the problem.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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