The KitchenAid ice maker units, like the KitchenAid Superba ice maker, are refrigerators that create ice automatically by feeding water directly into a bucket on the top part of the refrigerator. When the water comes up into the freezer unit, it freezes into ice cubes. KitchenAid ice makers ensure that the ice doesn’t overflow by installing a wire arm that tracks how empty or full the ice maker bin is. When full, water will stop feeding and ice production will halt.
Despite how useful and convenient this is, the KitchenAid ice maker not working anymore is a common problem that leaves you with three decisions: forget the unit ever had an ice maker, get a whole new KitchenAid ice maker or buy some KitchenAid ice maker parts to repair the unit.
We’re going to focus on getting KitchenAid ice maker parts so you can repair the ice maker yourself. Repairing the ice maker yourself offers distinct advantages. There’s no need to worry about a repairperson coming into your house or lugging the KitchenAid ice maker to them, nor do you have the fee associated with someone else fixing the unit. Also, you don’t have to go through the arduous task of buying a new ice maker, or using the dreaded plastic ice cube trays which never work properly.
Here is the common price range for parts needed for the KitchenAid ice maker repair:
KitchenAid ice maker wire harness: $11.25
KitchenAid ice maker control module: $58.50
KitchenAid ice maker assembly: $119.55
KitchenAid ice maker circulation pump: $227.37
KitchenAid ice maker condensate water pump: $499.99
Another option is just cleaning the ice maker. The KitchenAid ice maker cleaner, which is typically $13.99, will clean out any scale and deposits on the ice maker unit, which can be the contributing factor to the unit no longer working. They also offer an auto-replacement plan for every three to six months, depending on your preference.
Each KitchenAid ice maker part, excluding the cleaner, comes with a warranty plan extending either one, two or three years depending on the part. This is helpful if you get that one faulty part from the factory or if anything happens in the warranty’s time period. The warranty plans themselves are inexpensive, and unless you are on a really tight budget, it would be better to get the warranty to save yourself the frustration of having to get a whole new part at full price.
Unlike other companies, you can transfer or sell back your warranty later if you decide to. Transferring means that if you sell the KitchenAid ice maker for another one, the warranty goes onto the new unit. Or, if you decide you no longer want the warranty, you will be sent a pro-rated check.
You can buy with confidence when you get KitchenAid ice maker parts. Most of the parts are easy to install, or come with a manual that anyone can follow, and their warranty plan protects you against any and all mishaps.