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PartSelect Number PS11743234
This limit switch is a little over an inch long. It is an assembly of plastic and metal. The switch pictured here is black, though this type of switch is also available in white.
This part works with the following brands: Whirlpool, Admiral, Estate, Inglis, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Roper, Maytag, Crosley, Jenn-Air, Hardwick, Magic Chef, Amana, Caloric & Glenwood.
This part fixes the following symptoms:
I followed the video of your repair man. Made it very easy.Thanks.
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repair&parts instalation was easy but troubleshutting difficult.
First unplug the fridge, then remove the grill exposing two torx head screws, remove these two screws then slide up cover, unplug small electrical connector at top of cover, then remove three more torx head screws, pull assembly forward leaving wire connector connected at left, note how water line is positioned, remove pad actuator, remove screw holding limit switch (small philips), remove small spade lugs on switch-replace switch, **Important, before installing pad actuator put small amount of sil-glide or white lube on the actuator post, this will prevent the actuator for switch from sticking on when depressed, put back together same order, works great. Great web site! "partselect.com"
First I removed spill tray. It slipped right out. next I removed the front cover.it had 2 screws hidden by the spill tray. next were the 2 screws holding the selection slider.Under it is 3 more screws after removing them then the assembly will come lose from the refrigerator.Be careful you dont drop the ice door. unplug the assembly. Turn unit over and you will see the limit switch remove and replace it with 1 small phillips screw. remove and replace dispenser actuator pad.replace everything in reverse order.The ice door is the only thing a little tricky.still i replaced ours in about 10 mins.
Simple disassembly and installatioin of new switch. Installation of door handle easy but time consuming. Many screws to r & r.
piece of cake . removed the cover - one screw in the switch and back together again - maybe 10 minutes.
Before starting unplug the refrigerator1) Remove the drip grate2) Remove the 2 screws located at bottom of dispenser (they were located under the drip grate)3) Remove dispenser trim plate by carefully disconnedting the touch pad wire.4) Remove 2 screws on top right and left side of dispenser.5) Remove 1 screw located in middle of dispenser (near the ice dam).6) Remove Dispenser from refrigerator.7) Completely clean the dispenser8) Remove old Actuator Pad9) Unscrew Limit Switch10) Remove wire connections on limit switch.11) Screw in new Limit Switch12) Connect wires to limit switch (in same manner as they came off)13) Install new Actuator Pad (make sure you align the "pusher" with the Limit switch).14) Put the dispenser back into the refrigerator (Make sure you install the water line in its slot)15) Install the 3 screws16) Reconnect wire to trim plate.17) Install 2 screws at bottom of dispenser18) replace drip grate.19) Plug in refrigerator20) Enjoy water/ice dispenser that shuts off.
Make sure power is off- throw circuit breaker and check with tick tracer.remove spill tray by sliding it out.unscrew two torx at bottom of outer frameflip the frame up to get acces to disconnect wire harnes.unscrew 3 screws on each side and two on the top.gentle wiggle mechanism from the door.disconnect wire harness.take the unit to a good working surface like the kitchen table.Disconnect two scres holding wire limit switch in place.remove switch and disconnet two spade connectoed wires.connect spade wires to new limit swtich.screwm back in place.turn over the unit.remove the actuator pad (no tools required) it wraps around the unit and has little slots that hook over little tabs on the back edge of the unit. (tought ot describe in words but my 5 year old could probably do it)
Unplug fridge. Pull out drip tray at the bottom of the dispenser, remove 2 screws under it. Remove 2 screws holding dispenser to fridge. Disconnect wiring harness. Replace switch and Actuator pad. Re assemble in reverse order and plug the fridge back in. Have a cold glass of water, with ice, and no overflow on the floor. Saved quite a bit of $ to boot!
I couldn't have repaired the refridgerator at all if your web site didn't have photos along side of the parts. My parts no. was destroyed. But after removing the face plate on the ice dispenser door and checking the area behind the plate, the burned part was clearly identifiable. I removed the one screw holding it and the two connecting wires - and pulled out the tiny switch. On your site, I entered the refridgerator number, and the parts list (300 or so parts for this model) appeared with identifying photos of each part. All it took was to order the part (and the ice door simply because it was old) and put it in when it arrived in one day! No only did I save much cash, but I left with the confidence that I knew what went wrong. It works as good as new now. Thanks!!!!!
Removed front dispenser trim panel by removing 2 torx screws under drip tray. Removed dispenser module by removing 3 torx screws. Unplug electrical connector on LHS of module. Removed the gray actuator pad & the limit switch by removing a small phillips head screw. Removed 2 spade connectors to switch & replaced with new switch. Reverse the steps above to re-assemble the dispenser module & trim panel to the door.
took panel out by removing 4 screws took switch out 2 more screws replaced switch and pad
Removed 2 screws from front panel. disconnected the connector from the front panel board and removed front panel. Removed 3 screws holding dispenser to inside door. Pulled this assembly forward to reach the cover and switch. removed 1 screw holding switch. replaced the actuator ( a matter of hooking the slots of the pad over the ears. Reversed proceedure to reassemble. No problems at all
Obtained the part from part select in record time. Exact part arrived next day and changed out the faulty part within an hour. great service and have already booked-marked the website should future appliance parts be needed. Fair price too!
repaced limit switch, and actuator pad fixed the problem. Limit switch was the reason for water and ice not shutting off. Seems that the spring inside switch was shot and would not retract to off position. While we were going to change this switch out, we repaced the scuffed up actuator pad also. Knowing the age and our hard water problems, we replced the double outlet water valve for preventive reasons that would arise down the road.
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