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LG Refrigerator Freezer Ice Maker Replacement

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  1. LG Refrigerator Freezer Ice Maker Replacement, Unplug your refrigerator: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Unplug your refrigerator before you begin your repair.

    • If you are testing or repairing the following items, you may also need to shut off and disconnect the water supply:

    • Condenser fan motor

    • Compressor motor and thermal overload device

    • Water supply valve assembly

  2. LG Refrigerator Freezer Ice Maker Replacement, Open the freezer door: step 2, image 1 of 2 LG Refrigerator Freezer Ice Maker Replacement, Open the freezer door: step 2, image 2 of 2
    • Pull open the freezer door fully.

  3. LG Refrigerator Freezer Ice Maker Replacement, Remove the drawer and bin: step 3, image 1 of 3 LG Refrigerator Freezer Ice Maker Replacement, Remove the drawer and bin: step 3, image 2 of 3 LG Refrigerator Freezer Ice Maker Replacement, Remove the drawer and bin: step 3, image 3 of 3
    • Lift and remove the upper pull-out drawer.

    • Lift and remove the main drawer bin.

  4. LG Refrigerator Freezer Ice Maker Replacement, Remove the drawer rail covers: step 4, image 1 of 3 LG Refrigerator Freezer Ice Maker Replacement, Remove the drawer rail covers: step 4, image 2 of 3 LG Refrigerator Freezer Ice Maker Replacement, Remove the drawer rail covers: step 4, image 3 of 3
    • Use your finger or a flat-blade screwdriver to depress the two locking tabs on the right drawer rail cover.

    • Lift the cover off of the rail and remove it.

    • Repeat this procedure for the left drawer rail cover.

  5. LG Refrigerator Freezer Ice Maker Replacement, Reassembly notes: step 5, image 1 of 2 LG Refrigerator Freezer Ice Maker Replacement, Reassembly notes: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • The drawer rail covers can be tricky to reinstall. Follow these steps to reinstall them:

    • Hold the drawer rail cover flush against the side of the drawer rail.

    • You should feel the locking tabs protruding.

    • Push the rail cover straight downward to install. It should click into place.

  6. LG Refrigerator Freezer Ice Maker Replacement, Remove the drawer: step 6, image 1 of 2 LG Refrigerator Freezer Ice Maker Replacement, Remove the drawer: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the screw securing the drawer to each of the drawer slides.

  7. LG Refrigerator Freezer Ice Maker Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 3 LG Refrigerator Freezer Ice Maker Replacement: step 7, image 2 of 3 LG Refrigerator Freezer Ice Maker Replacement: step 7, image 3 of 3
    • Lift the front of the drawer up.

    • Pull the drawer toward you to release the drawer from the drawer slides.

    • Remove the freezer drawer.

  8. LG Refrigerator Freezer Ice Maker Replacement, Release the ice maker: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the screws securing the ice maker to the top of the freezer compartment.

  9. LG Refrigerator Freezer Ice Maker Replacement: step 9, image 1 of 3 LG Refrigerator Freezer Ice Maker Replacement: step 9, image 2 of 3 LG Refrigerator Freezer Ice Maker Replacement: step 9, image 3 of 3
    • Insert a flat-blade screwdriver into the slot located on the right edge of the ice maker.

    • Pry outward with the screwdriver to release the locking tab securing the ice maker to the fridge.

    • When the tab releases, pull the right front corner of the ice maker down.

  10. LG Refrigerator Freezer Ice Maker Replacement: step 10, image 1 of 1
    • Repeat the previous operation on the left side of the ice maker to release it.

  11. LG Refrigerator Freezer Ice Maker Replacement: step 11, image 1 of 3 LG Refrigerator Freezer Ice Maker Replacement: step 11, image 2 of 3 LG Refrigerator Freezer Ice Maker Replacement: step 11, image 3 of 3
    • Grasp the front edge of the ice maker and pull it towards you.

    • Lower the ice maker.

  12. LG Refrigerator Freezer Ice Maker Replacement, Disconnect and remove the ice maker: step 12, image 1 of 3 LG Refrigerator Freezer Ice Maker Replacement, Disconnect and remove the ice maker: step 12, image 2 of 3 LG Refrigerator Freezer Ice Maker Replacement, Disconnect and remove the ice maker: step 12, image 3 of 3
    • Squeeze the ice maker connector to release it and pull it straight out to disconnect it.

    • Remove the ice maker.

Conclusion

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

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