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EF42DBSS Dacor Refrigerator - Instructions

All installation instructions for EF42DBSS parts

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All Instructions for the EF42DBSS
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Ice despenser stoped working, auger motor worked if door flap was opened fully manuallyw

  • Customer: Jolene from Merritt Island, FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I Googled the problem and after reading several posting & suggestions decided that the Ice dispenser kit would probably solve the problem. I ordered both parts on the chance that it might be only the micro switch and it was only a $10 part, the ice dispenser kit was $50. The access was really easy and the switch was installed in about 20 minutes but did not solve the problem so I proceeded with the kit. The parts came out fairly easy but our actual set up was slightly different from the video and print instructions. Our model did not have the heating ribbon on the door flap and the little barrel part was permanently attached to the refrigerator so I thought I could be in trouble. Did not realize that we had cracker the lever bracket clip during removal so my husband "brainstormed" a fix. That's what we needed the large head screw and drill for. We drilled the screw into the refrigerator so it holding the spring loaded piece tightly in position. Works fine. I was told my a repairman over the phone that the dispenser was probably not fixable on our model. I saved an expensive service call AND GOT THE DISPENSER WORKING!

Refrigerator Freezer Ice Door Broken

  • Customer: Peter from Wildomar, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Job went as per your terrific video. Except that when attempting to retrieve the old heater element the glue on the old door was no long pliable. I had to literally tear the old foam apart to get at the heater element and almost damaged it. Not to worry. It worked out well and all is great. Thanks for the very instructive video.

ice chute door was warped allowing warm air into chute causing freeze up of chute. Would my dispense ice.

  • Customer: Peter from Westminster, SC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Watched Parts Select YouTube video for demonstration of installation. Went smoothly.

Refrigerator door was making a "pop" sound when opened fully

  • Customer: Kerry from Macon, GA
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required:
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The noise seemed to be coming from the closing cam at the top of the door, so we figured it had worn over time and was no longer operating smoothly, but rather popping into place when the door was opened all the way. We ordered a new cam, which was about $20 for a quarter-sized piece of metal with two holes in it. Expensive for what it was, but cheaper than calling a repair person for sure. Our first problem was how to disengage the spring that closes the door. It was hard to get a purchase while standing on a stool and the tension on the spring was very tight. Finally my husband rigged up a sort of pulley system to get more leverage and was able to get the spring off. The next problem was removing the screw that held the cam assembly in place. We were afraid we were going to have to saw it off, but finally my husband was able to remove it and it was barely salvageable to reuse with the new cam. After that, reassembling the system with the new part and reattaching the spring was relatively straight forward. The good news is, no more annoying popping sound!

water dispencer not working, ice maker is working

  • Customer: Earl from birdsboro, PA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
This was not a through the door unit. The water dispenser is located inside the refrigerator. Unplug the refrigerator. Remove the two screws holding the cover over the dispenser parts. Could not remove the cover completely as there is a water supply line attached. Let the front of the cover down as far as you can get it. The micro switch is reachable. Move plastic retaining posts holding the switch in place, to the side to release the switch. This can be done with your fingers. Pop the switch out. Use the blade of the screw driver to gently pry the electrical connection plug away from the switch. Attach the new switch to the plug and put everything back in the reverse order of disassembly. Done, easy, even I could do it.

Bottom tab of ice guide broke.

  • Customer: David from Geneva, NY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Used flat blade screwdriver to remove old guide by spreading the remaining top tabs. Inserted new guide and tipped the top forward to line up bottom tab in slot. Used screwdriver to push in tab. Once it was seated pressing in the top snapped the guide into place easily.

Broken Ice Guide

  • Customer: Ron from Felton, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Looked on YouTube and found the PartSelect video. Viewed the video and replaced the part.

Ice dispenser would not dispense ice

  • Customer: Leesa from Griffin, GA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
watched the video on your website, assembled the tools needed, then replaced the bracket. It was so easy because I would play one step in the video, do that step, then repeat for the rest of the video. Very happy with the part and speed of service with partselect.com and the video was excellent !!

Water Filter Cap

  • Customer: Greg from Carrollton, KY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Just snapped Cap in place, This is the third time ordering parts from partselect, have ordered complete ice maker for one freezer, and a control bracket for an ice dispenser on another freezer, every time parts have arrived in less than two days as promised. I'm very happy with partselect.

Ice dispenser guide missing and ice dispensor switch broken stays

  • Customer: Richard from La Quinta, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The ice dispensor guid went in very quickly - just as the video indicated. The rear, side stays were a little tight, but it now works great. The plastic bracket holder for the water and ice switches had broken holders for the ice switch. The video was very clear, and disconnecting the electric above the door made the job easier. My arrangement is a little different from the video (no screws holding the outside cover no the inside bracket box). But, the repair went quickly and I would have had a lot of extra problems without the video as a clear and detailed guide. My only wish was to have seen the videos before purchasing the parts. I highly recommend your parts, quick delivery, reasonable prices, and excellent video repair guides. Thanks,

Ice dispensor door would not close, dripped water, frosted inside freezer

  • Customer: Gail from Palos Heights, IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Google refrigerator Model #, found your site, saw parts diagram right away, clicked on part 'Ice Door Kit', noticed your video on how to do repair yourself, showed it to my husband, ordered part, and it arrived the next day. That was the hardest part of the whole repair. I have been without use of the ice dispenser for about 9 months - took 20 minutes from opening box to getting ice again and saved myself a whole lot of money. I am one happy camper!!!

Outside door water shut off return part broken.

  • Customer: Jerome from Abingdon, MD
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Used 1/4 inch nut driver with swivel to remove the part retaining screw. Held new part into place and installed the retaining screw. Challenge was not hitting the level and putting water on me and the floor during installation. Relatively easy installation as long as you have patients.

Ice dispenser door hinge inop

  • Customer: Robert from Emory, TX
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
1. Remove the ice-maker/water dispenser cover plate located on the freezer door, by: inserting a putty knife blade at the bottom and freeing up the two retainer tabs; then pushing up. (note: be careful pulling the cover plate, there are many electrical connections on the back).

2. Note the electrical connections on the back of the cover plate and locate the connect close to the inside of the freezer door and disconnect it. (Note: this is much easier than pulling each wire off its connection point and then having to remember which color coded wire went where).

3. Carefully work the door hinge pin back out to the right and remove it and the hinge (Note: in my case the pin was already half way out so the old door couldn't close - and since this model door had a heater which came on because the door was misaligned there was constant flow of warm upwards causing ice to melt, run down and re freeze thus making the door difficult to open).

4. Unscrew the single her head screw holding the small metal piece to the right that retains the know upon which the outer door frame turns. Move the frame to the right to free it and work it out if the way. You now have access to the ice-maker door and hinge pin assy.

Install new flipper. Old one missing

  • Customer: Wells from Hereford, AZ
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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1. Remove 3 phillips head screws with #2 phillips screwdriver. 2. Gently pull mounting bracket outward from freezer case. 3. Using fine needle nose pliers remove clip washer from lower end of flipper mounting rod. 4. Note position of flipper spring and pull mounting rod upward far enough to insert downward through new flipper and spring. 5. Install clip washer removed in step 2. Position assembly onto freezer cabinet and secure with screws removed in step 1.

ICE maker door hinge replacement

  • Customer: Theresa from Eagle River, AK
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed two hex head screws, installed new part with nut driver for two hex head screws , very easy. I broke the tab off the hinge for the ice maker door when I installed a new ice maker the week before.
All Instructions for the EF42DBSS
706-720 of 748