Remove icemaker??

Well, I'm working my way down my list before winter sets in....
On to the refrigerator. It has a top freezer ...you know...one of the common kinds found in most kitchens.
It has an icemaker installed in the freezer. I think it is one of those Kenmores that you can buy with or without the icemaker kit (the refrigerator/freezer came with the house).
Anyway, the water inlet hose burst under the house, so I just capped it off where it came off the main water line and disconnected the line from the appliance.
In the meantime, I mickey-moused a "fix" to hold the "turn-off" wire bar for the icemaker inside the freezer to the off position. Here's a picture of just what my icemaker looks like, along with the wire bar, which in the picture is in the "on" position
http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/icemaker-intro.jpg
But, since I plan never to use the icemaker again, nor hook it back up, is there anyway to easily remove it and make more room available in the freezer?
If not, is it "safe" to leave the icemaker "on" even with no water connection. Or will it use tons of electric, burn-up, etc.???
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On 29 Oct, 16:31, snipped-for-privacy@mailcity.com wrote:

I'm assuming you don't have the installation manual...
Have you tried to lift the ice maker straight up towards the top of the freezer to see if it is hanging on screw heads or posts? Have you looked for screws on the inside of the unit to see if it is screwed into the side wall?
Ice makers are usually hung on the side wall and there will be a plug of some sort for power. You might not be able to get to the plug until you remove the unit from the side wall.
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snipped-for-privacy@mailcity.com wrote:

1. Unplug fridge's AC power cord from wall. 2. three screws hold ice maker to the side wall. remove top 2 screws. 3. While supporting icemaker with left hand, remove bottom screw. 4. As you lower the icemaker you'll see an inline 'molex' type connector with probably 4 wires. Unplug connector. 5. Remove icemaker from freezer. Securely tape openings to the connector remaining in fridge. 6. Plug fridge back into wall.

Safe, yes. Not tons, perhaps a few ounces. But why not restore the water supply? You don't like or use ice cubes?
lee
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To restore the water line, I would have to install a new one and I don't know what malnourished person they got to put it in originally, but there is no way I can even get within 15 feet of where the water supply line comes out of the kitchen and into the crawlspace under the house.
So, for securely taping the connections, regular electrical tape? And, the big question (since I can already hear my wife) will this leave a big ugly hole in the freezer with exposed wires?
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snipped-for-privacy@mailcity.com wrote:

Electric tape is fine. You'll probably be left with a couple of holes in the back panel. After taping the connector, push it gently thru it's entrance hole. For cosmetics, use double-sided tape to fasten a small plastic piece to cover the holes?
BTW, you probably just need to 'loosen' the top two screws and remove the bottom screw. Then the icemaker will slide up to clear the top two mounting screws.
i'd put the 3 screws back in after removing the icemaker to allow future re-installation of it with no missing parts.
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Thanks much. Appreciate the help. I'll give it a try!!
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On Oct 29, 3:06 pm, snipped-for-privacy@mailcity.com wrote:

Should be a POC (piece of cake).
I replaced so many icemakers in my old POS (piece of something else) Amana, that I could get them in and out in about 5 minutes.
Jerry
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It does not matter what you use, your wife will soon be bitching that she does not have an icemaker. Meantime, electrical tape is OK.
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HAHAHA!
You have to be married.....and I KNOW you are right....
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