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Old 10-03-2007, 10:35 AM   #1
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I would appreciated hearing from anyone who has any knowledge with regard to removing an ice maker from a Dometic Fridge....We would really like to free up the space that this item takes up.
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Old 10-03-2007, 10:35 AM   #2
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I would appreciated hearing from anyone who has any knowledge with regard to removing an ice maker from a Dometic Fridge....We would really like to free up the space that this item takes up.
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Old 10-03-2007, 01:18 PM   #3
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Clifford,

Really all you need to do is take it out, and turn off the water to it. I would also make sure you shut the water off to it back at the source, so when you winterize you don't have problems. You might want to plug the hole in the back of the fridge where the water line goes through, but that is about it.

Aside from the space, I wouldn't be without mine... If yours is broken, the are fairly reasonable to replace. most are made by FSP, and are available at both Lowes, and Best Buy for less than 100.00.

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Cliff,
One easy to do option you have is to turn the valve to off on the ice maker water feed line you find via the outside refrig. access panel. After doing this you can now go to the freezer compartment and remove the ice maker face plate by pulling on the end of it firmly. Now, you will see the ice maker is attached to the freezer wall with 2 or 3 screws. Carefully remove the screws and this will free up the ice maker. Now disconnect the 2 wires going to the ice maker and tape them so they look decent and so they do not short on each other. Now, just disconnect the water feed line at the ice maker itself. Usually connection is a snap on type connector.
Ok, once all is gently disconnected the task is completed. Neaten all up and you will have lots more room in the freezer but yes have some connections visible. With this though you can easily reinstall the ice maker when you resell, etc.. Other option if you want to get radical and have no way to go back to factory is to cut off the connections in the freezer box, push the ends back out of the freezer and re-caulk the holes.. MOST people will do the not so radical method I mentioned and leave things so you can easily re-connect the ice maker if desired.
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Bill:
Thanx for your help. Your instructions look very straight forward and easy for me to follow.
I should not have a problem.
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I didn't think that the ice maker was a big deal until I had one. Now I love it and wouldn't be without one!

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Old 10-04-2007, 11:31 AM   #7
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Two items that we really enjoy on our '05 Itasca are the icemaker and the two pocket door pantries. Think the ice maker has paid for itself in that we would probably have to go looking for bagged ice about every other day...
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Old 10-07-2007, 01:43 PM   #8
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Bill:
Thanks to you, I have removed the ice maker. Without your advice, I would still be looking at it and wondering if it was something I could do.
I thank you and my wife thanks you, now if I can locate some of the wire shelving to fit the fridge, I will be all set.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by BillArf:
Cliff,
One easy to do option you have is to turn the valve to off on the ice maker water feed line you find via the outside refrig. access panel. After doing this you can now go to the freezer compartment and remove the ice maker face plate by pulling on the end of it firmly. Now, you will see the ice maker is attached to the freezer wall with 2 or 3 screws. Carefully remove the screws and this will free up the ice maker. Now disconnect the 2 wires going to the ice maker and tape them so they look decent and so they do not short on each other. Now, just disconnect the water feed line at the ice maker itself. Usually connection is a snap on type connector.
Ok, once all is gently disconnected the task is completed. Neaten all up and you will have lots more room in the freezer but yes have some connections visible. With this though you can easily reinstall the ice maker when you resell, etc.. Other option if you want to get radical and have no way to go back to factory is to cut off the connections in the freezer box, push the ends back out of the freezer and re-caulk the holes.. MOST people will do the not so radical method I mentioned and leave things so you can easily re-connect the ice maker if desired. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
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