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Category Archives: Ice Maker

Who Made My Sears Kenmore Appliance

Kenmore is a popular appliance brand sold by Sears.  Sears does not manufacture any of the appliances themselves, instead they source that out and have other manufacturers make their appliances for them.  You can easily decode the model number of the appliance to tell you who made your Kenmore appliance.

The first three digits in a Kenmore model can will tell you who manufactured the appliance for Sears.  For example model number 110.45862400, the first three digits are 110 so that would tell you that Whirlpool manufactured the appliance.  Some of the more common appliance manufacturers Sears uses is Whirlpool, Frigidaire, LG, and GE. If you are looking for parts for your Kenmore appliance your can search for the model number in the search box at the top of the page.

Prefix Manufacturer Prefix Manufacturer
103 Roper 629 Jenn Air
106 Whirlpool 647 Roper
110 Whirlpool 651 Speed Queen
119 Frigidaire 664 Whirlpool
143 SFS Corp. (Sanyo/Fisher) 665 Whirlpool
144 Trane 666 KitchenAid
155 Preway 683 Philco
174 Caloric 719 Tappan (Frigidaire)
175 In-Sink-Erator 721 Goldstar (LG Electronics)
198 Whirlpool 747 Litton
233 Broan 757 Marvel, Imperial
253 Gibson (Frigidaire) 789 Defience
274 RCA 790 WCI (Frigidaire)
278 Roper 791 Tappan (Frigidaire)
292 Lennox 795 LG ( Refrigerators )
335 Amana 796 LG (Laundry)
336 Electrolux 835 Roper
342 York 840 Friedrich
362 GE 850 Whirlpool (Chambers)
363 GE 867 Keeprite
401 Samsung 879 Rheem/Ruud
416 Carrier 911 Roper
417 Kelvinator (Frigidaire) 917 Roper (Whirlpool)
464 GE 925 Maycor (Maytag)
473 Hoover 934 Hitachi
484 Fedders, Whirlpool 960 Caloric
562 Toshiba 970 Frigidaire
564 Sanyo C106. Inglis
565 Sanyo C110. Inglis
566 Sanyo C362. Camco
568 Panisonic C363. Camco
575 Sharp C646. Admiral (Inglis)
580 Goldstar (LG Electronics) C675. Woods
586 Panisonic C880. Admiral (Inglis)
587 DM (Frigidaire) C933. Kelvinator (Before 1970)
596 Amana C938. Keeprite
622 Kelvinator (Frigidaire) C970. Kelvinator (1970+)
628 Kelvinator (Frigidaire) C978. Camco

Samung DA97-15217D Ice Maker Removal Instructions

Posted on May 13, 2015

Listed below are the step by step instructions for removing Samsung ice maker assembly part number DA97-15217A.

1. When pressing the Energy-Saver and the Fridge buttons on the Display together for 8 seconds at the same time, it will convert to the Test Mode and the entire Display function will be off.

2. When pressing any button within 15 seconds after it is shifted to the Test Mode, its function will change in the following order.  Manual operation1(FF) Manual operation2(0F-r) –> manual defrost of fresh food compartments(rd) –> manual defrost of fresh and freezer compartments(fd) –> cancel(Display all off).  Set unit to Fd for 5 minutes.  This will allow for easy removal of the ice maker.

3. While pressing the tab on the top right side, lift up the Ice Bucket and pull it out.

4. Remove the screw from the Wire Housing Cover.

5. Remove the Wire Housing Cover.

6. Disconnect the Ice Maker Housing Connector.

7. Remove the screw from the Duct Tray-ice.

8. With a flat blade screwdriver, push the duct to the right and remove it from the locking tab.

9. With a flat blade screwdriver, pry down on the refrigerant tube to separate it from the bottom of the ice maker.

10.  Push down the refrigerant pipe slightly and separate the refrigerant pipe and the Ice Maker Assembly completely.

11. While pressing the Hook, pull out the Ice Maker.

12.  While pushing down the Duct-Tray-Ice, pull out the Ice Maker carefully and remove it.  *When removing the Ice Maker, be careful not to damage the grommets on the tray or the refrigerant tube (refer to the dotted circles in the picture below).

If you find that you have a bad ice maker, you can purchase one from our online store by clicking the link below.

Ice Maker – Part Number DA97-15217D (PD00037355)

This is maker is found on these model refrigerators:


If you have any questions, comments, or tips that will help others please post them in the comments section below.

Do I Need The DA81-01421A Ice Maker Kit?

Posted on July 11, 2014

A common question that we frequently get asked by our customers is whether they can just replace their ice maker (part number DA97-05422A), or if they need the kit that includes the ice maker and main control board (part number DA81-01421A).  Please note that the ice maker and control board kit only works with the four model numbers listed below and it does NOT work with any GE refrigerator models.

Ice Maker Symptoms

The ice maker and control board kit may take care of one or more of the following symptoms:
  • No or low ice production.
  • Ice cubes jamming between the ice tray and the liner of the refrigerator.
  • A clicking or grinding noise coming from the ice maker.

Model Numbers Affected

If your model number is one of the four models list below, then you may need to replace to replace the main control board along with the ice maker at the same time.  See below on how to check the software version.  If your model is not listed, then you already have the newer software, and the main board is not required to be replaced at the same time as the ice maker.

Check the Main Control Board Software

To check the software version of the main control board, you will need to unplug the refrigerator and remove the cover to the main control board on the back side of the refrigerator.  On one of the main processors there will be a sticker.  If the software version is lower than 4.02 or the sticker is white in color, then you need to order the DA81-01421A kit and replace both the control board and the ice maker.  If the software version is 4.02 or higher, or the sticker is red in color, then you have a newer version main control board and it does not need to be replaced when replacing the ice maker.

Software Sticker

Where Can I Buy A Replace Ice Maker & Control Board Kit

You can buy a replacement GE or Samsung ice makers from our online store.  Please click the link below.  Parts Dr always has the lowest prices for new O.E.M. replacement parts.

Ice Maker & Control Board Kit – DA81-01421A

Ice Maker – DA97-05422A (Same Ice Maker as included in the above kit, but without main control board)

Questions Or Comments?
If have any questions or comments please post them in the comments section below.

How To Remove Samsung IMC701 DA97-05422A Ice Maker

Removing and installing a new Samsung DA97-05422A (IMC701) ice maker on a french door refrigerator is a pretty easy task.  This ice maker will often fail and make a clicking noise when it breaks.  First unplug the refrigerator.  Then remove the screw on the left, this will allow you to pull off the side panel and unplug the connector that goes to the ice maker.  Next pull the locking tab down on the ice maker while pulling the ice maker towards you.  This will release it.  Re-install the new ice maker in the reverse order.

*Note, this ice maker has the letters IMC701 written on the bottom.  Parts are not available for this ice maker separately, if something breaks, the whole ice maker must be replaced

If you have a bad ice maker and need to purchase a new one, click the link below:

DA97-05422A Ice Maker (7 Cube Ice Maker)


Whirlpool Appliance Age – Serial Number Decoder

Posted on July 2, 2011

In order to find the age of a Whirlpool built appliance you will need the serial number from the appliance.  Since Whirlpool manufactures appliances under many different names, this may work with some of these brand names also:

Whirlpool, Kenmore (Sears), Maytag (Newer models), Kitchen Aid, Estate, Inglis, Roper, Amana, Jenn Air, Crosley and more.

Please do not contact our company for assistance trying to determine the age of your appliance as we will be unable to help.  If the information on this page does not answer your question please contact the manufacture directly for futher assistance.

Serial Number Example:


1st Digit: Where the appliance was manufactured. C = Clyde, OH.

2nd Digit: Year Manufactured.  R = 2004

3rd & 4th Digit: Week the appliance was manufactured.  39 = 39th week of the year.

5th-9th Digit: Manufacture order that week

See the charts below for the year codes:

Whirlpool Model Number Codes
A letter in the model number indicates the year the model was introduced. Please note that the year the model was introduced to NOT indicate the production date. For models 1981 and older you will reference the 2nd character in the model number, and on models produced after 1981 you will reference the 8th character in the model number. Please reference the charts below for the year codes:

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