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2050941-1-S-Whirlpool-55440-3-Ice and Water Actuator Switch
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Ice and Water Actuator Switch

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PartSelect Number PS2050941
Manufacturer Part Number 55440-3
Manufactured by Whirlpool

This switch has three metal prongs extending from its body. This switch is intended for use with refrigerators that have an ice and water dispenser in the door.

This part works with the following brands: Maytag, Jenn-Air, Admiral, Crosley, International, Amana, Magic Chef, Hoover.

This part works with the following products: Refrigerator.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Not dispensing water.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Customer: steven from danbury, CT

Ice/water dispenser stuck in "on" position

The ice/water dispenser was stuck in "on" position and would not stop discharging ice cubes. First I removed the dispenser grill and face plate (2 screws at bottom of plate under grill). Then, I unscrewed and removed the ice/water selector switch (2 screws). Then, I removed the ice/water dispenser assembly (1 screw over actuator pad and 1 screw over ice/water selector switch). Then I pulled and replaced the actuator switch (1 screw). Then I replaced the actuator pad (just slips over - not screws) and put everything back together. It was really very easy. You just need to get the correct size torx driver.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Customer: Robert from Plymouth, MN

In-door water would not shut off, causing small flood.

the entire assembly was removed using some small hex and torx wrenches. I am not a refrigeration expert and had no diagram but this was very intuitive to replace all the parts above. I figured I would replace all these other related parts while I was digging around in there.

One thing to watch out for is to label the wires going into the switches before you take the old one out. You do not want to wire them up wrong, so use a sharpie to label the colors before disassembly.

Also take the time to clean the parts in soap/bleach to clean all the years of filth that accumulate.

I replaced all the parts above and cleaned everything well in under 20 minutes. Saved a fortune thanks to partselect!

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