How to Remove a Kenmore Ice Maker

Kenmore refrigerators are sold by Sears and come in a variety of styles and models. One of the features of many of these refrigerators is an ice maker in the freezer compartment. Ice makers pull in water from your home's water supply, freeze it in the ice chamber and then deposit the ice into a bucket below the maker. You can remove a Kenmore ice maker from your refrigerator, if needed, for replacement or repair.


Step 1

Cut the power for the Kenmore ice maker that you will be removing. The easiest way to do this is to unplug the Kenmore refrigerator. If you cannot get to the refrigerator's plug, cut the power for the refrigerator at the main circuit breaker. Test and make sure the power is off on your refrigerator before proceeding. Any indicator lights should be dark and the refrigerator should no longer be running.

Step 2

Cut the water supply for the ice maker. This is typically done where the refrigerator is connected to the nearest water outlet. Follow the water line from the refrigerator back to the water supply valve. Rotate the valve to the right to cut the water.

Step 3

Open the freezer door. Remove any food and shelves that are in the way of the ice maker. Take out the ice supply bucket and set it aside.

Step 4

Locate the screws holding the ice maker in place on the wall of the freezer. Loosen, but do not remove, these with a screwdriver.

Step 5

Unplug the ice maker from the wiring harness connecting it to the freezer. How exactly this is done will depend on your Kenmore model. Look for a wire or tube connected to a plastic socket at the rear of the ice maker. Unplug this by pulling it straight out.

Step 6

Lift the Kenmore ice maker off the mounting screws and pull it out of the freezer.