The Ice Machine Drain Pump Kit helps remove excess water from melting ice inside your appliance. This is an accessory, check to see if your model number is compatible. This pump is designed to purge excess water up to 10' H. Installing this item will require basic hand tools, some disassembly of the appliance and previous repair experience. You must unplug the ice machine or shut off the house circuit breaker for the appliance before installing this part. Also make sure you turn off the water supply before you begin. Helpful Tip: We also recommend using *affresh® Ice Machine Cleaner for freestanding Ice Machines (item W11179302) to help remove hard water and mineral build-up that can affect your ice maker's performance. *Affresh® brand products are owned and distributed by Whirlpool Corporation.