1526418-1-S-Frigidaire-241685703         -Water Dispenser Actuator
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Water Dispenser Actuator

PartSelect Number PS1526418

Black in color.

This part works with the following brands: Frigidaire, Gibson, Kelvinator, Kenmore, Tappan & White-Westinghouse.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Water dispenser will not dispense water.
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Parts Used

  • Water Dispenser Actuator

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerRICHARD from FRANKLIN MA

Water dispense actuator broke

The diagram of the area provided on this website was invaluable therefore, installing the new actuator was fairly easy. The most difficult part was reconnecting the waterline to the dispense area . It took some ingenuity but all worked out well.

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  • Water Dispenser Actuator

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerAlan from Tucson AZ

Broken actuator

Read the other stories which were really helpful. It is a fairly simple project as long as you don't disconnect the water line as others said. I had a somewhat difficult time getting the ears of the actuator in the slots but eventually went right in.

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  • Water Dispenser Actuator

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerNes from San Jacinto CA

Actuator broken

Unplug the refrigerator, and pull it out of its place.
1) Push out the drip tray.
2) Remove three bottom screws from cover.
3) Unclip top part of cover, and pull it out. Be careful with the ribbon from the ribbon harness connected to the power board. Use scotch tape to secure to back of cover.
4)Remove three screws from module dispenser. Slightly pull out dispenser.
5)Remove broken water actuator.Two screws hold it in place to spring actuator.Unclip power end.
6)Install new water acutator.
7)If you can , do not pull out the water tube from the dispenser. If it gets pulled out, use barbecue stick to guide it in the hole, and a long nose plier.
8)Put back the three screws.
9)Snap cover in place and secure with three screws.
10)Put back drip tray.

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  • Water Dispenser Actuator

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerJames from Lakeville MA

Broken actuator

Followed other listed do's and don't. Removed the assembly from the door, which made changeing the actuator easy. The hard part was getting the hose back in. My Son came up with the idea of while one person holds the assembly in place while the other inserts a rod which we used a drill of a size that could be inserted backwards from the under side and inserted into the water tube and then pulled thru and down insert. Note: Must be a size which when inserted will hold to pull hose thru. Worked for us.

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  • Water Dispenser Actuator

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerWilliam from Oxford MI

Replaced a broken water actuator lever

Removed the face cover. Very important to pull it out from the bottom first and then slide upward. I broke the two small hooks on the top that help hold the face plate nice and flush to the refrigerator door. Replacing the lever was fairly easy but getting the hose back into to recepticle hole was a challange. After a few attempts I realized I needed to remove the circuit board so I could physically push the hose down into the hole. After that I had to wait about 5 minutes for the unit to reset itself. Not a difficult replacement but need some patience.

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  • Water Dispenser Actuator

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerRobert from Kingwood TX

Water dispenser actuator broke

Followed instructions on the website. Only difference is I did remove the water tube because I found it easier to fix the problem. Replacing the tube was a little tricky, but I shoved an inch or so more tubing from the bottom of the freezer door and that was enough to make the job much easier. I also used some string to pull the wire through the backing and that made the threading of the wire much easier. All in all a fairly easy fix.

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Parts Used

  • Water Dispenser Actuator

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerGARY from BONITA SPRINGS FL

Broken water despensing tab

I felt that a beginner could make a repair of this nature. The part arrived in 2 days.
I will use PartSelect on all of my future repairs.

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  • Water Dispenser Actuator

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerBRENDA from KENOSHA WI

Water dispenser handle broken

My husband and I worked together on it. First of all we unplugged the refrigerator. We took off the outside frame of the water dispenser and unscrewed the inside. We did not unhook the ribbon tape however we did unplug the connections. My husband put on the new actuator which was very simple, two screws and done. He plugged the actuator back in and plugged the main cable back in. The tough and frustrating part was getting the water tube back in the hole. It is in a very tight and awkward position. It took several tries with needle nose pliers but we finally were able to get it. It took us about 1/2 to complete (20 minutes just to get the water tube in the hole). We are glad to have saved a service call!

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  • Water Dispenser Actuator

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerShane from Winchester KY

Water actuator broken

Basically I followed all the directions on here except I did NOT take the water line loose. The hardest part of the install was getting the new actuator into the retaining slots mainly due to the limited work space because I chose not to remove the water line. Once I got it snapped in place, it was as simple as reconnecting everything. Took no longer than 45 minutes.

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  • Water Dispenser Actuator

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerDave from Andover MA

Broken water actuator (snapped off)

The only thing I did different from all of the other story's was to keep the water supply line connected. It made a huge difference not having to re-install the small tube in such a small space.

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Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerDavid from Eustis FL

Water dispenser actuator broken

Took water dispenser cover off. Removed screws underneath. Unhooked ice dispenser electrical. Unscrewed old actuator. Replaced with new. Problem with water hose. Pulled slack from bottom of refrigerator. Put back together. Works fine.

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  • Water Dispenser Actuator

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerMike from Cooper City FL

Broken water actuator

getting the old one out was not to hard. putting the new actuator in was a littel more difficult. there is a small nipple that makes it hard to get the actuator over and slip down in to the cradle. After that you have to use needlenose pliers to get the water line back in to the outlet hole. it's better to a second person help you hold the unit while you are putting the water line back in.

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  • Water Dispenser Actuator

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerDaniel from Port Richey FL

Replace broken part

followed steps posted on site

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  • Water Dispenser Actuator

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerWILLIAM from Sugar Land TX

Broken water dispenser actuator (snapped off)

There are several very helpful posts which do not need to be repeated. My only issue was the short water supply line. I found that I had to disconnect it to access the actuator for removal and replacement. It is quite difficult to reinsert the water line. Thankfully, a previous poster mentioned that you can drop the botton front panel of the regrigerator and push an inch or so of water line upwards to allow enough length to reinsert through the dispenser. That took about 2 minutes and saved the day. Overall a very uncomplicated job and no big deal to get done. I saved lots of money by doing it myself.

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench set, Wrench(Adjustable)

CustomerRon from Boca Raton FL

Water valve leaking/actuator broken

I essentially followed the tips from all of the others that did these repairs and took the best from each. For the actuator, it helped to remove the frame of the dispensor from the circuit board that had the ribbon cable attached to it. This way, I could let it dangle loose without the weight of the frame while I replaced the actuator. I did not have the option of a helper to hold the unit while I worked on it. Also, one of the tips about feeding the water line up thru the bottom of the freezer door for slack was very good. I did not need to remove the water line from the dispensing spout which some readers found it difficult to replace if removed. Instead of chewing gum, I had a telescoping magnetic pick up tool that I used to hold the screws and the bracket in place while I fastened the new actuator....but in a pinch, chewing gum will work also. Lastly, the tip about breaking the little positioning hub on the left side of the actuator mouning area was good. If you do not use a needle nose to break this little bump it becomes very difficult to maneuver the new piece into position without breaking the new one.

For the water valve, it was just remove the old. Disconnect the water lines (of course with the water shut off and the refrig unplugged), remove the electrical connnectors and install the new one reversing the removal steps. The water connections are the newer slip on type, so you just need to follow the directions that came with the part and cut off the compression fitting ends of the tube and slip them in.

PartSelect .com is great and their website with the hints and tips is fantastic.

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