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Old 03-20-2017, 10:38 PM   #1
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Norcold ice maker source

After searching the net for a few days and finding prices ranging from a high of $169 for a Norcold brand ice maker to a low of $38.95 on ebay, I bought the generic one on ebay from McCombs Supply Co, Inc.; free shipping. I purchased it on Thursday and installed it today.
Their stock # IM900 is the same as the Whirpool refrigerator # D7824706Q/ Whirlpool ice maker M#ECKMF94 per their shipping order.
I have no interest in this company other than - they sell low!
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I'm betting the same mfr supplies that to many fridge mfrs. That's the exact same unit I bought for our S&B Kenmore a few years back. At the time, I think I got it for around $40 from Amazon.

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I bought my replacement icemaker from Lowes, I had to hardwire it because the pigtail connectors were not compatible.

Were your connectors compatible?
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I bought my replacement icemaker from Lowes, I had to hardwire it because the pigtail connectors were not compatible.

Were your connectors compatible?
Yes; plug N play_er make ice.
It even has the water funnel intact, most already have the knockout removed in the side of the funnel, which is NOT what you want for an RV refrigerator. It requires a "flap" to be knocked out in the back of the funnel.
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How tough was the remove and install? How do the electrical and water connections break and make? My ice maker is making a 'striped gears' sound, and the bar is trying to go up but not making it. Sounds like I need a new ice maker, huh? Thanks for the contact info, you saved my lazy brain some research. I owe you a beer if we ever meet. My reefer is the 1200LRIM -- we talking the same ice maker?
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How tough was the remove and install? How do the electrical and water connections break and make? My ice maker is making a 'striped gears' sound, and the bar is trying to go up but not making it. Sounds like I need a new ice maker, huh? Thanks for the contact info, you saved my lazy brain some research. I owe you a beer if we ever meet. My reefer is the 1200LRIM -- we talking the same ice maker?
I agree, that stripping sound is probably caused by the ice removal device being stalled because the slick lining in the cube maker is gone and the aluminum tray is corroded. If you have a white powder remaining after a cube melts and water evaporates, it confirms this.
First UNPLUG YOUR FRIG! You don't want your ice maker to remove a finger during this process.
Removal and replacement is not difficult, but the limited space can get awkward at times.
The instructions will show how to depress the lock that retains the wiring plug; or if you inspect the new unit you will see how the lock holds the plug in place.
The water inlet, at least in my frig is simply a 3/8" plastic tube/pipe that is directed into the water funnel on the end of the cube ejector, it does not directly connect to the icemaker.
My Norcold 1200LRIM has an aluminum support bracket attached to the bottom of the ice maker, which is bolted to the back wall of the freeze.
The 2 screws must be removed from the bottom of the ice maker, and 2 bolts on the back wall removed, then remove the bracket to have room to remove the ice maker (2 screws on top). Then you have room to move the ice maker enough to release the lock and remove the flat-plug.


One thing not in the instructions is, the screw holes in bottom of maker are not tapped, and the screws are not self-tapping. I simply bought 2 self-tapping screws (same size/length) at the local hardware store.
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Thanks Ray! I'm gonna get after it this weekend. I unplugged the ice maker after I noticed it was kinda stuck and I figured the stripping gears sound was not part of the original engineering. I'm thinking the ice tray heater is broke, and the fingers are pushing against still stuck cubes in the tray. The frig is still plugged in, and I'm freezing two 1 gallon milk jugs to put in the frig to keep it cold while I turn the frig off to work in the open freezer. I like plug-and-play!
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When the non-stick coating in the ice maker tray fails it causes cubes to stick and ejection rod cannot sweep the cubes out. If yours appears rough inside the coating has failed and the aluminum mold has corroded.
The instructions with a new ice maker have a section explaining how to electrically test every function, you need a VOM;OR, you may look them up on the net.
The problem with testing is, you must remove the ice maker(leaving electrical plug in place) in order to access the test holes, which are around the main gear.
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