How to Remove an Icemaker From a Kenmore Refrigerator

Kenmore refrigerators come in a wide variety of styles and models. Many of these refrigerators also come with built-in icemakers. These appliances draw water from your home's water system and freeze it in the icemaker located in the freezer compartment. The ice emerges in cubes and is stored automatically in the ice bucket located beneath the icemaker. It's possible to remove an icemaker from a Kenmore refrigerator for servicing or replacement with another model.

Step 1

Cut the power for the Kenmore refrigerator where you will be removing the icemaker. The easiest way to do this is by removing the plug from the socket. If the socket is in a hard-to-reach location, cut the power off for the Kenmore refrigerator at the main circuit breaker.

Step 2

Open the freezer door. Remove the ice bucket from beneath the icemaker. Remove the chiller shelf in place underneath the ice bucket.

Step 3

Locate the screws on the mounting bracket. They will either be of the hexhead type or Phillips head. Loosen the screws with the appropriate screwdriver, but do not remove them all the way.

Step 4

Slide the entire icemaker upwards until the screws are in the wider part of the mounting tab. Lower the icemaker off the tabs gently. Use caution, because the icemaker is still attached to the refrigerator's electrical harness.

Step 5

Unplug the cord for the icemaker from the electrical socket located at the rear of the freezer compartment.