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Whirlpool Ice Maker WPW10300022

This WPW10300022 is a genuine OEM Whirlpool replacement ice maker. The ice maker does not come with the wire harness or the ice lever arm, both of these components will need to be transferred and reused from your original ice maker.

 

This WPW10300022 replacement ice maker is also used on some Amana, Maytag and Ikea refrigerators.

LG Refrigerator Ice Bucket 5075JA1044E

This 5075JA1044E ice bucket is used for some LG Refrigerators.  This ice bucket is used to store ice cubes in the refrigerator freezer section.

 

This ice dispensing bucket assembly is located in the left French door of the freezer behind the ice compartment door under the ice maker.  The ice bucket collects the ice from the ice maker, crushes the ice and dispenses the ice on demand.

No tools are needed for replacing the old ice bucket with the new part.

Ice Maker Level Control Board W10757851

The ice maker will stop producing ice if the ice level control board has failed.  These boards use an infrared beam to sense the ice level in the ice bin/bucket.

 

They send a signal for the ice maker to produce more ice.  If the ice level control board has failed or is faulty the ice maker will not produce ice.  The control boards tell the ice maker when it is full, when to dump the ice and when to fill with water.  These ice level control boards are used on some Whirlpool, Kenmore, Maytag and KitchenAid refrigerators.  The old part number is 4389102.

GE Refrigerator Ice Maker Not Working

GE Refrigerator Ice Maker Not Working

The GE ice maker is an independent appliance that is installed in the freezer compartment of the refrigerator.  The ice maker has three distinct operations, to fill with water, freeze the water and harvest the ice cubes.

 

If your GE ice maker has stopped producing ice or dumping the ice cubes out or will not fill with water there are replacement parts in most cases for most make and models to repair your ice maker.  The water inlet valve, module, ice lever/bale arm, ice maker mold with heater or drive gear.  In some cases you can purchase a brand new OEM GE ice maker or an ice maker kit that comes with an ice bucket and water fill valve for just about the same price that it will cost in parts to repair the old ice maker, not to mention your time and labor.

GE Refrigerator Ice Maker

GE Refrigerator Ice Maker

Refrigerator Circuit Control Board

Refrigerator Circuit Control Board

Before replacing a bad circuit control board with a new circuit board in your refrigerator you need to be aware of static discharge, it can cause damage to the sensitive components on a circuit control board.

 

We have all walked across the carpet and reached for a door knob and received a pretty powerful shock on our fingertips, this is static electricity being discharged.  To help minimize the amount of static electricity there are a few steps you can take while handling the new control board.

Wearing rubber sole shoes is a great first step to ground yourself and a pair of tight fitting rubber gloves will help to keep an electrical discharge to a minimum.  Just sliding the new circuit board out from its plastic packaging can cause static buildup and lead to a static discharge.  Plastic materials tend to build up a static charge easily.

Static electricity buildup is a lot lower while humidity is present in the atmosphere and much higher in a dry air climate .  It is rare to damage a circuit control board with a static electric discharge but it is something to be mindful of and to take extra precautions while working with these expensive, sensitive components because it does and can happen if the conditions are right for it to.

Refrigerator Main Control Board

Refrigerator Glass Shelf Broke and Shattered

Refrigerator Glass Shelf Broke and Shattered

The glass shelf in my refrigerator just broke and shattered, it literally exploded into thousands of tiny pieces all inside of the refrigerator.

 

While I was cleaning out my refrigerator and getting rid of leftovers, out of date condiment jars and bottles, I noticed a glass jar of apricot preserves in the very back that I haven’t seen in months.  It was on the very bottom shelf so I reached in and grabbed the jar but it wouldn’t budge.  I should have stopped and taken the shelf out with the jar stuck to it right then but I didn’t.

The shelf just slips right out of the brackets, but me in my infinite wisdom, reached back in for another go at it and grabbed the jar to give it a good tug toward me.  Just as soon as I gave the jar a tug I heard a shattering explosion of glass.  The shelf just disappeared before my eyes into thousands of tiny pieces and scared the bejeebies out of me.  So there I am holding an old jar of apricot preserves and still in shock.

Looking at the huge mess I just made, all I could think about was I wish I had a do over and wanted to kick myself.  Well, it is what it is, can’t  turn back time,

just turned a fifteen minute job into a costly few hours.  After getting all of the tiny glass pieces cleaned out of the refrigerator with a shop vac, wiping and cleaning the refrigerator out really well, I replaced all of the drawers, brackets and shelves, except for one, of course, lol !

My refrigerator is about twenty years old and I didn’t think that I would be able to find a replacement shelf for a refrigerator that old.  I was shocked when I typed the make and model number into a web search and the exact replacement part was still available for my twenty year old refrigerator.  I ordered the shelf for $57.92, shipping included, and received the new shelf in three days.  I installed it in the refrigerator and it fit perfectly.  Now everytime I see a jar of jam or preserves I am reminded of this costly experience.