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How do I replace an Electronic Control Board in a Freestanding Ice Maker?

The air is pulled through the coil by the fan to condense the refrigerant into a liquid. The condenser fan motor needs to be replaced if it doesn't run.

The bin thermistor is located in the ice storage bin. The ice maker shuts down production when the bin thermistor senses cold ice at the Full level. The bin thermistor needs to be replaced if the ice production continues.

The control board manages the various functions of the ice maker. The control board should be replaced if it's malfunctioning.

The water is in the recirculation pump. The ice slab can be formed by the recirculation pump distributing water over the evaporator plate. The recirculation pump should be replaced if it isn't pumping water or running correctly.

Follow these steps to fix your issue:

  1. Disconnect power

    If you have ice in the storage bin of the ice maker, store it in a separate container during the repair. Hardware can fall inside the ice storage bin if the drain hole is not covered. Shut off the house circuit breaker if the ice maker is plugged in.

  2. Drain the reservoir

    The drain cap needs to be removed to allow the water to drain.

  3. Remove the recirculation pump shield

    The recirculation pump shield has a screw in it. Put the recirculation pump shield away.

  4. Remove the reservoir

    The drain pump is on the bottom. The drain pump wire harness needs to be disconnected from the recirculation pump. Attach the drain pump to the ice maker and remove the 2 thumbscrews.

  5. Remove the recirculation pump

    The recirculation pump outlet tube should be removed. To access the wire harness connections for the pump, you need to remove the screws from the pump mounting brackets. The recirculation pump wire harness needs to be disconnected from the connection plugs. The ice maker has a pump and brackets. Remove the recirculation pump from the brackets.

  6. Install the new recirculation pump

    The new recirculation pump needs to be put into the brackets. Attach the wire harness connections for the recirculation pump and the sensor to the ice maker. Attach the brackets with the screws. The recirculation pump needs to be connected to the pump outlet tube.

  7. Reassemble the ice maker

    Attach the reservoir to the thumbscrews. The drain pump has a wire harness. Remove the mounting screws from the recirculation pump shield. The drain cap needs to be reinstalled. The cloth was used to cover the drain hole.

  8. Restore power

    To restore power, plug the ice maker back into the wall outlet or reset the house circuit breaker.

  9. Fill the ice storage bin

    During this repair, ice was stored in a separate container.

  10. Disconnect power

    If you have ice in the storage bin of the ice maker, store it in a separate container during the repair. Hardware can fall inside the ice storage bin if the drain hole is not covered. Shut off the house circuit breaker if the ice maker is plugged in.

  11. Remove the cutter grid cover

    Remove the screws from the cutter grid cover if you want to use the ice maker. Set aside the cutter grid cover.

  12. Remove the cutter grid

    The cutter grid has screws on either side. To get the cutter grid wire harness connection, pull the cutter grid down slightly. The cutter grid wire harness can be removed from the control housing. The ice maker's cutter grid needs to be pulled out.

  13. Release the control housing

    The corners of the control housing have mounting screws. Lower the control housing so the wires don't go to the control components.

  14. Remove the electronic control board

    If you want to connect the wires correctly, take a photo of them. The electronic control board has wires. The electronic control board needs to be removed from the control housing and from the mounting screws.

  15. Install the new electronic control board

    Attach the electronic control board to the housing with the mounting screws. Attach the wires to the electronic control board using your digital photo as a guide.

  16. Reinstall the control housing

    Attach the control housing to the ice bin with the mounting screws.

  17. Reinstall the cutter grid and cutter grid cover

    The cutter grid wire harness can be plugged into the control housing of the ice maker. The side walls of the ice maker need to be secured with the mounting screws that hold the cutting grid to them. Attach the cutter grid cover to the cutter grid with the mounting screws.

  18. Restore power

    The ice maker can be plugged back into the wall outlet or the house circuit breaker can be reset.

  19. Fill the ice storage bin

    There is a drain hole in the ice storage bin. During this repair, ice was stored in a separate container.

Time required:

45 minutes.

You would need the following tools:

phillips screwdriver, shop rag or cloth, slot screwdriver, socket wrench set or nut drivers, work gloves.

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