How to Remove an Ice Maker from a GE Refrigerator

Automatic ice makers in refrigerators were first introduced by GE in the 1960s. These ice makers pull in water from your home's water supply into the freezing compartment, where the water is frozen into cubes of ice. Power for the ice maker comes from the refrigerator wiring harness. Removing an ice maker from a GE refrigerator involves disconnecting the plumbing and electrical hookups, then physically removing the ice maker from the freezer.

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Remove your ice maker from a GE refrigerator for replacement.

Step 1

Turn off the electricity to the refrigerator or unplug it.

Step 2

Turn off the water supply for the refrigerator. Follow the water line from the back of the dishwasher. There should be a saddle type shut-off valve in the water line. Shut off the water by turning the valve clockwise.

Step 3

Remove any shelving and the ice maker tray.

Step 4

Remove the front cover from the ice maker, if present. This can be done by prying it off with the edge of a flat-bladed screwdriver.

Step 5

Unscrew the screws holding the ice maker in place with a screwdriver. These screws are most often of the Phillips type.

Step 6

Disconnect the ice maker from the wiring circuit. Look in the back of the ice maker for a connection plug. Pull the plugs apart to disconnect the ice maker.

Step 7

Remove the ice maker from the GE refrigerator by pulling it straight out of the freezing compartment.