Model Number: LSC27925ST
You open your freezer door to find icicles and frozen ice all over the upper racks right under the icemaker. Also the frozen ice in the ice bin is clumped together.
LG uses a very thin plastic for the ice tray. The ice tray is made to bend during a harvest to pop the ice out into the bin. Unfortunately the plastic wears out and hangs too low at one corner and starts to leak over into the lower freezer compartment.
What Can Be Done To Get By Until Repair Is Done:
This icemaker has a switch on its upper left corner that you can turn on or off. Turn it off until the problem is corrected. If water still flows then pull the unit it out and cut the water off at the wall.
Difficulty Of Repair:
Very easy repair.
Time To Repair:
15 minutes at the most.
Cost Of Parts:
Icemaker Part No. 5989JA1005H $99.99 at SearsPartsDirect.com
*Parts prices are subject to change
Steps To Repair:
- Disconnect the power to the refrigerator.
- Remove the ice bin.
- Locate one 1/4″ screw holding unit to the top of the freezer compartment and remove it.
- Gently pull the icemaker forward it is on two posts that attach to the ceiling of the freezer compartment.
- Detach the connector before taking the unit fully out it requires a bit of pressure from your thumb to free the clasp.
- Reverse the steps putting the new icemaker back in keeping in mind the hose that water pours down to enter the icemaker. Be sure this hose is aligned in the slot over to the left and above the ice tray.
You may want to get someone to hold the icemaker while you get the connector undone. If you’re not used to these connectors they can frustrate you.