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FIXED Frigidaire Refrigerator FGHB2866PF9A: Add Bottom Ice Maker?

daleykd

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I know some of these Frigidaire french door fridges have two ice makers (one in the upper left, and one in the lower freezer). Is it possible to add an ice maker to the bottom freezer? (I did notice two holes [with plugs] in the bottom freezer's left wall.)
 

Dan O.

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Dan O.

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If a different valve or wiring harness is needed they should be included in the kit. I've never known any additional items needed when using the recommended factory add-on I/M kit.

If you get a chance let us know how the installation goes for others that come across this message.

Dan O.
 

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Here's my feedback from installing the bottom freezer.
  • Never would have known that the electrical connection harness is there, just hidden behind a 3-screw panel.
  • I never noticed the water spigot in the upper left. It was very sneaky!
  • It took about 25 minutes for me.
The kit (model number IMK0028A) includes the following:
  • An ice maker
  • An ice tray/bucket
  • A bracket to connect ice maker to the wall
  • A little plastic bumper for your top wire tray
  • 2x Shoulder Screws (so the bracket can slide on to them)
  • 3x Screws to attach bracket to ice maker (bottom of ice maker)
  • 1x Screw to secure the bracket to the wall
My kit included some additional stuff that I didn't need:
  • It had 3 brackets, two of which were identical and weren't the length I needed (they caused the ice maker to be towards the middle of the wall, instead of the back. If I did this, the ice maker would not catch the water)
  • Some additional screws
  • A back plate to replace the 3-screw panel. It looked almost identical to mine with a minor difference or two
  • I already had the bumper
Tools required:
  • 3/8" socket
  • 1/4" nut driver
  • #2 Phillips screw driver

Seriously an easy install, and it (obviously) produced ice faster than the ice maker in the fridge. The ice bucket is a lot bigger than I wished, though.

I used the following YouTube video to disassemble the bottom freezer (start at 13:45):
 

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daleykd

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A few more pictures I took.

I hope this helps someone out.

MAJOR thanks to @Dan O. for giving me the courage to buy this. It cost me about USD$95 from Amazon.
 

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Dan O.

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Probably the worst part of working in the freezer of a bottom freezer is the acquardness of the location.

daleykd said:
It cost me about USD$95 from Amazon.

I don't know if the people that visit here realize that supporting the merchants promoted here in the forums besides being a trusted parts source, help pay for the efforts of the people that maintain this web site and those that take time out of their day to reply to inquiries. The same goes for the web sites that produce the detailed informational videos on their web sites. Those are only affordable to make if people support the company that takes the time and money to produce them.

If people don't support those sites they will soon go away and you'll be left on your own. Saving $5-$10 buying on amazon may cost you more in the long run. Try finding such personalized information on Amazon. BTW. The merchant I linked to sells for exactly the same $95. JFYI


Glad you got it solved. Thanks for the follow up.

Dan O.
 
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daleykd

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@Dan O. : My apologies. I'll try to use those merchants in the future. I needed one-day shipping at the time.

You can mark this thread as FIXED.
 
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