Edgestar freestanding ice maker repair and replacement parts
An Edgestar freestanding ice maker is a must-have if you routinely use more ice cubes than your refrigerator's built-in ice maker can produce. Edgestar ice makers produce the clear ice cubes that you expect from a freestanding ice machine. When your Edgestar ice maker stops working, find the replacement parts you need to fix the machine at Sears PartsDirect.
Replacing the cutter grid on your Edgestar freestanding ice maker
Unplug the ice maker or shut off the house circuit breaker to disconnect electrical power.
Open the ice maker door and remove the screws from the bottom of the cutter grid cover. Pull the cutter grid cover out and set it aside. Remove any uncut slabs of ice from the top of the cutter grid.
Remove the mounting screws from both sides of the cutter grid. Pull the cutter grid down slightly to access the cutter grid wire harness connection. Disconnect the cutter grid wire harness connector from the bottom of the control housing. Pull the cutter grid out of the ice maker.
Push the new cutter grid into the ice maker and plug the cutter grid wire harness into the connector in the bottom of the control housing. Line up the mounting screw holes and reinstall the mounting screws.
Position the cutter grid cover in front of the cutter grid and secure it with the mounting screws.
Plug the ice maker into the wall outlet or reset the house circuit breaker to restore power.
Top replacement parts for Edgestar freestanding ice makers
Ice bin thermistor. The bin thermistor senses the temperature at the Full mark in the storage bin and communicates the temperature to the electronic control board through a wire harness connection. When the electronic control board senses that the ice storage bin is full based on the bin thermistor reading, it stops ice production until the level of ice drops below the Full mark.
Drain pump. The drain pump moves water out of the reservoir when the reservoir is flushed periodically to remove impurities and to remove water from ice that’s slowly melting in the ice bin.
Condenser fan motor. The condenser fan motor pulls air through the condenser to cool the hot refrigerant gas so it condenses to a liquid. The cool liquid refrigerant flows through the evaporator plate in the ice maker. In the low-pressure environment of the evaporator plate, the liquid refrigerant from the condenser evaporates to a gas. During this evaporation process, the refrigerant absorbs heat from the water that’s cycling across the top of the evaporator plate, and the water freezes.
Evaporator thermistor. The evaporator thermistor senses the temperature of the evaporator plate to detect the thickness of the ice slab forming on the evaporator plate during the ice-making process. It communicates the evaporator temperature to the electronic control board through a wire harness connection. When the slab is thick enough to be cut into cubes, the electronic control board initiates that process, based on the evaporator thermistor’s temperature reading.