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Whirlpool Refrigerator Auger Motor Replacement

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  1. Whirlpool Refrigerator Auger Motor Replacement, Safety precautions: passo 1, immagine 1 di 1
    • Before you begin your repair, perform the following:

    • Turn off your main water supply

    • Unplug your device

  2. Whirlpool Refrigerator Auger Motor Replacement, Open the doors: passo 2, immagine 1 di 3 Whirlpool Refrigerator Auger Motor Replacement, Open the doors: passo 2, immagine 2 di 3 Whirlpool Refrigerator Auger Motor Replacement, Open the doors: passo 2, immagine 3 di 3
    • Depending on your repair, open one or both doors.

  3. Whirlpool Refrigerator Auger Motor Replacement, Remove the icemaker tray: passo 3, immagine 1 di 2 Whirlpool Refrigerator Auger Motor Replacement, Remove the icemaker tray: passo 3, immagine 2 di 2
    • Pull the icemaker tray completely out of its slot in the chassis.

  4. Whirlpool Refrigerator Auger Motor Replacement, Unfasten the icemaker assembly: passo 4, immagine 1 di 2 Whirlpool Refrigerator Auger Motor Replacement, Unfasten the icemaker assembly: passo 4, immagine 2 di 2
    • Remove the screw(s) securing the icemaker assembly.

    • The second photo shows the potential screw locations in a removed icemaker assembly.

  5. Whirlpool Refrigerator Auger Motor Replacement, Reposition the icemaker assembly: passo 5, immagine 1 di 3 Whirlpool Refrigerator Auger Motor Replacement, Reposition the icemaker assembly: passo 5, immagine 2 di 3 Whirlpool Refrigerator Auger Motor Replacement, Reposition the icemaker assembly: passo 5, immagine 3 di 3
    • Pull the icemaker assembly off its slot in the chassis.

    • Let the assembly hang to access its connectors.

  6. Whirlpool Refrigerator Auger Motor Replacement, Disconnect the icemaker assembly: passo 6, immagine 1 di 3 Whirlpool Refrigerator Auger Motor Replacement, Disconnect the icemaker assembly: passo 6, immagine 2 di 3 Whirlpool Refrigerator Auger Motor Replacement, Disconnect the icemaker assembly: passo 6, immagine 3 di 3
    • Disconnect any connectors attached to the icemaker assembly.

  7. Whirlpool Refrigerator Auger Motor Replacement, Remove the icemaker assembly: passo 7, immagine 1 di 1
    • Remove the icemaker assembly.

  8. Whirlpool Refrigerator Auger Motor Replacement, Unfasten the icemaker auger assembly: passo 8, immagine 1 di 1
    • Remove the screw(s) securing the icemaker auger assembly.

  9. Whirlpool Refrigerator Auger Motor Replacement, Reposition the icemaker auger assembly: passo 9, immagine 1 di 3 Whirlpool Refrigerator Auger Motor Replacement, Reposition the icemaker auger assembly: passo 9, immagine 2 di 3 Whirlpool Refrigerator Auger Motor Replacement, Reposition the icemaker auger assembly: passo 9, immagine 3 di 3
    • Pull the icemaker auger assembly off of its slot in the chassis.

    • Let the assembly hang to access its connectors.

  10. Whirlpool Refrigerator Auger Motor Replacement, Disconnect the icemaker auger assembly: passo 10, immagine 1 di 3 Whirlpool Refrigerator Auger Motor Replacement, Disconnect the icemaker auger assembly: passo 10, immagine 2 di 3 Whirlpool Refrigerator Auger Motor Replacement, Disconnect the icemaker auger assembly: passo 10, immagine 3 di 3
    • Disconnect any connectors attached to the icemaker auger assembly.

  11. Whirlpool Refrigerator Auger Motor Replacement, Remove the icemaker auger assembly: passo 11, immagine 1 di 1
    • Remove the icemaker auger assembly.

  12. Whirlpool Refrigerator Auger Motor Replacement, Remove the auger fin: passo 12, immagine 1 di 3 Whirlpool Refrigerator Auger Motor Replacement, Remove the auger fin: passo 12, immagine 2 di 3 Whirlpool Refrigerator Auger Motor Replacement, Remove the auger fin: passo 12, immagine 3 di 3
    • Twist the auger fin clockwise until it separates from the assembly.

    • Remove the auger fin.

  13. Whirlpool Refrigerator Auger Motor Replacement, Unfasten the grounding wire: passo 13, immagine 1 di 1
    • Remove the screw(s) securing the grounding wire.

  14. Whirlpool Refrigerator Auger Motor Replacement, Unfasten the auger motor: passo 14, immagine 1 di 1
    • Remove the screw(s) securing the auger motor.

  15. Whirlpool Refrigerator Auger Motor Replacement, Disconnect the auger motor: passo 15, immagine 1 di 2 Whirlpool Refrigerator Auger Motor Replacement, Disconnect the auger motor: passo 15, immagine 2 di 2
    • Use needle nose pliers, or your hands, to disconnect the grounding wire from the auger motor.

  16. Whirlpool Refrigerator Auger Motor Replacement: passo 16, immagine 1 di 3 Whirlpool Refrigerator Auger Motor Replacement: passo 16, immagine 2 di 3 Whirlpool Refrigerator Auger Motor Replacement: passo 16, immagine 3 di 3
    • Disconnect the connectors attached to the auger motor.

  17. Whirlpool Refrigerator Auger Motor Replacement, Only the auger motor remains: passo 17, immagine 1 di 1
    • You're now left with the auger motor.

  18. Whirlpool Refrigerator Auger Motor Replacement, Meter the auger motor: passo 18, immagine 1 di 1
    • If you own a multimeter, you can test your auger motor's resistance.

    • A range between 5-50 Ω is acceptable.

Conclusione

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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