The plastic lever of the water actuator had broken.

ApplianceFrigidaire Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Screw drivers

William From Murrieta, CA

Jul 20, 2008

2 out of 2 people found this instruction helpful

First I removed the spill tray that revealed the two screws that hold the outer cover on. I then removed the outer cover and placed it in between the door handles and the doors of the fridge to support it. By doing this I did not have to remove the ribbon cable that went from the control panel to the main unit (I heard to many stories of things not working once the ribbon cable was unplugged.) I removed the screws holding the unit in place and had my assistant (my 10 year old son) support the unit while I unplugged the connector and removed the water line. I moved the unit and cover and one piece over to the counter and replaced the water actuator using a screw driver and needle nose pliers for the electrical connector. I notice that the routing of the wires had to avoid any moving parts upon reassembly. Getting the body of the actuator into the gap where it hinged on the unit took a few tries. I then reversed the procedure to put it back in the fridge. The most difficult part was getting the water supply line back into the hole in the unit. Using a helper and a pair of needle nose pliers made it possible.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Water Dispenser Actuator

Part Number: PS1526418

In Stock