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PartSelect Number PS1483583
This part is a possible option when ice door won't open or shut properly or when water is not dispensing.
This part works with the following brands: GE, Hotpoint & Kenmore.
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Changed out solenoid and plunger (comes as a kit). Repair was really easy and saved an expensive service call. Note: it is probably a good idea to get screws to go with the solenoid assy (qty 3) plus the screws that hold the dispenser plate to the door (qty 4). Mine were rusty due to the normally moist environment and had rusted, making their extraction more difficult than it had to be.
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Remove dispenser assembly in freezer door & replace solenoid.
Removed controls face plate by inserting small screw driver into small holes located below the face plate releasing internal fastening catches and permits you to pull the face plate down and out toward you. Remove the electronic panel now exposed covering the solenoid by removing the 4 screws in the corners. Detach the electrical connector leading from the solenoid ( It may be prudent to unplug the refrigerator as a safety proceedure). Proceed to remove 2 screws holding the solinoid. If the sollinoid is corroded and difficult to remove and disengage from flap(door) controling the ice shaft aperture, it may be necessary to remove the flap by removing 2 small screws holding it in place. Be careful to note the small spring on the left hand side of the shaft which the flap rotates around since it to be re installed in the proper position when the parts are reassembled since it closes the flap after it is opened by the solonoid. Reconnect the parts and and snap face plate back into place. Good Luck
Using a small phillips I removed the plastic module containing the ice/water selection buttons by sequentially inserting the screwdriver into 3 holes just underneath the module in the chute opening and pushing up on the tabs while pulling out on the module. Pulling the module away exposes 4 screws that are easily removed allowing you to remove the chute assembly. The solenoid is removed by removing 3 screws and pulling the clip containing the solenoid wires off the electronics board. Reverse the process to replace.
I was this close to calling a repair man when I stumbled upon this site. I would not have been able to attempt this relatively easy repair has I not seen the posts from people with the same problem. It was simple to pop off the cover and replace the selenoid using only about 8 screws total. Thanks to posts by other DIY'rs it was an easy job--this site is Great!
Used awl tto release the front panel. Used screw driver to release the solenoid. Ordered a new solenoid. Reverrsed the removal
First I used an ice pick to punch the tabs under the control panel to remove the ice/water selector panel. Then I used a phillips screwdriver to remove the solenoid switch. Unplugged the switch and re-installed with new one I received in 2 days and shazaam it works like new.
First I unplug solenoid from board. I then removed 3 screws holding it in place. I removed bad solenoid (it was very apparent once I took it out). I placed the new solenoid in place, replaced the 3 screws and plug the cord into the circuit board. Success!
Used awl inserted into 3 holes at bottom of dispenser toutch pad #93 to release it from mount. Disconnected wire to solenoid & rested panel in door opening. Removed 4 screws holding dispensor housing shield #69. Removed 3 screws holding solenoid & connecting arm #36. Solenoid very rusted. Cleaned inside of ice dispensor with bleach to remove crud & mold. Installed solenoid & reassembled shield & touch pad. Replaced light bulb in dispenser. Flapper now closes tight, problem solved.
We removed the front panel by using a screwdriver underneath the panel to push three little tabs up to unlock the panel. Next we removed the mother board. Removed the old solenoid and put the new one on. It was very easy. We cleaned all he parts that were covered with mildew (yuck) and reassembeled all the parts. Very glad we found this source to do it ourselves. Will order more parts if needed from PartSelect.com
My son repaired the ice maker so my report will not be valid other than the service was as good as it gets.
Pulled off fountain face plate. Removed four screws holding the plate in front of solenoid. Disconnected solenoid wires away from electronic board. Removed three screws holding solenoid arm.
Took about fifteen mins. to remove the three screws and slip out the solenoid and replace it. Only one electrical connection. Super easy to do. Unfortunately this did nothing to solve the problem. I still have no water. Nor did replacing the switch or the water valve solve the problem. I guess I'm done.
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