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Water Dispenser Actuator

PartSelect Number PS1526418

Once a glass is pressed against the actuator pad it will cause the dispenser to deliver ice or water when activated.

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

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Not dispensing water.
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9 of 20 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Irene from Perkasie, PA

The actuator arm broke on the unit and it had to be replaced

The actuator arm was the only part that was a little difficult. The drip tray and the kick plate went on very easily. First, we went online to your schematic on the unit. This showed how it was assembled and how it came apart. We then terminated the power to the refrigerator, and removed the drip tray which exposed two screws holding in the face plate for the ice/water on the door of the refrigerator. We then removed three screws from the control panel and pulled it forward. This exposed the actuator and two more screws that held it into place. We removed them and unplugged the small plug giving power to the actuator. We then installed the new part and replaced all the screws that had been removed. We reassembled the face plate and the screws there and then snapped in the drip tray. When we turned on the power everything worked fine.

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Parts Used:
  • Water Dispenser Actuator
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Gregory T from Las Cruces, NM

Someone pushed too hard on the handle, snapped off

I read everyone's comments. the job went well. Note two needle nose pilers helps. I pulled the power plug and shut off the water prior to starting. You do not have to open the doors so no problem on getting too hot inside the refrig. I feel that most of the prior comments made the job a snap.......Thanks

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Parts Used:
  • Water Dispenser Actuator
Level of Difficulty: Very Difficult
Time to do repair: More than 2 hours
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Merrill from W. Stockbridge, MA

Broken plastic water actuator on door (it snapped off when hit with a glass)

First I was surprised how fast the part arrived. I expected to wait a week-it seemed like it came the next day!
I began by reading some of the other 34 customer stories and was fore-warned about the perils of disconnecting the water tube-but I had problems before I got to the dreaded water tube.
Since the front finish on the refrigerator door is brushed stainless, I was paranoid about scratching it!
I carefully removed the frame around the water/ice dispenser by inserting a thin bladed screwdriver and it popped off exposing 3 bottom screws holding the plastic dispenser. The first two screws came out with a lot of applied torque with the driver.
The third one-nearest the handle-was badly corroded. It would not budge-the phillips bit damaged the head. So I tried cutting a straight slot with a hack saw. This was complicated by the position of the handle which prevents direct access to the screw head.
Sooo, I had to remove the handle. Note the handle has two parts. bottom and top. The bottom must be removed first by applying pressure downward and out-a screwdriver inserted under the edge helps.
Now I have duct tape all over the door to prevent damage from my exertions. My shoulders and forarms are aching and it is late-so I go to bed.
The next day I go to the local hardware store and buy the smallest screw extractor they had and two 5/64" drill bits. I insert the drill and crank up the power driver and insert the extractor. I am feeling good. Progress is being made. I try reversing the extractor-nothing happens-it will not turn!!!
I am now totally frustrated!! I power up the carbide drill bits and attack the remaining portion of the firmly embedded screw. I manage to break the head partially off and twist the remainder off with the needle nose pliers.
Now I can remove the cover. But part of the screw remains-more on this later when I put the cover back.
The push button panel is held on with 4 screws and I remove it but do not disconnect it but tape it out of the way with duct tape.
As I am disconnecting the electric module(I did disconnect the power) the duct tape on the push button module drops and the paper wire strip breaks-or so I thought. Upon closer examination I find it merely has disconnected and can be put back.
I now have access to the small plastic connector on the broken part but have to remove the four push on connectors-all color coded-make a small diagram to get these back right. The toughest was a tiny connector to the ice actuator.
I removed the two small screw holding the broken plastic part and with some adjustment managed to get the new part in place without removing the water tube.
I replaced the push button panel and put the holder back. the two original screws go back but there is part of the final screw still on the opening-so I use a smaller self taping screw and it fits like a charm!!
goo luck to those who try all this!!!

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Parts Used:
  • Water Dispenser Actuator
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Armin from San Antonio, TX

Difficult to remove water dispenser module very small area to work in

Key was removing the water filler tube from module

Replaceing water acutor was a snap once away from the refrigerator

Hint clean and coat water tube with Vaseline before inserting into module used a surgical clamp to pull tube through opening

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Parts Used:
  • Water Dispenser Actuator
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Marty from Pueblo West, CO

Water dispenser actuator snapped in two

Before starting, take time to read the stories and tips submitted. The stories were very helpful.

What I did first was unnplug refrigerator.
Then--..
Pry bottom plastic tray off with a firm tug.

Remove the 3 screws, shift the cover up to get to the actuator.

Disconnect the old actuator and unscrew the head screws holding it. You can also cut the wire to make it easier to dislodge it.

Replace with new actuator being careful not to remove the waterline.

My waterline came loose and I had to remove the bottom panel of the refrigerator and push the waterline up a bit to give slack and insert it in the dispenser

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