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Actuator Pad

PartSelect Number PS2059931

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

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:

  • Water dispenser will not dispense water.
  • Leaking water.
  • Ice maker dispenses too much ice.
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57 of 63 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerDavid from Springdale OH

Ice maker and water dispenser would stick on. Would have to oprn door to stop flow of water or ice

I replaced the actuator switch and rubber pad with the switch actuator.
I had attempted to repair previously without replacing the pad but the problem continued. I put up with the problem for a long time waiting for the opportunity to get to the appliance parts store but their hours are hard to deal with and work myself. I was able to find the part easily with the on-line catalog and parts diagram and ordering was no hassle at all. Shipping was extremely fast.
I remove the front panel by removing the drip tray and the 2 screws at the bottom. Then gently lift up on the front cover assembly (careful with the connector to the circuit board at the top) it slides over 2 screw heads at the top. Remove all the screws that secure the dispenser to the fridge, one screw is hidden on the right side (as you face the front. Work the dispenser out and careful of the water tube coming from the top - it stays in place. The wire connector must be unplugged from the left side in order to remove the assembly and not actuate the dispenser while working (a good idea to unplug the fridge). A small phillips screw holds the switch in place and the actuator fits over with the slots fitting over lugs on the assembly. Reinstall as you removed - be careful to be sure all wires go back into the proper location and "tracks" to keep them out of the way and avoid pinching (if the actuator will not go back flush in its location check the wires to the switch).
Plug all wires bach in and don't forget the harness to the top of the circuit board on the front panel.
Plug back in and check your work.
Important to replace the actuator pad - its "elasticity" is the return mechanism for the switch actuator. Probably the issue I had after replacing the switch and still suffering the same problem.
Good Luck!

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerBryan from Maple Valley WA

Freezer icing up and refer not cooling

Removed all parts and replaced defrost heater/thermostat and new clip then replaces Defrost board (new ones just snap in) and replaced all parts back and seems to be back to normal.
Thank you Parts Select

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)

CustomerSteven from Northridge CA

Ice maker wouldn't fill consistently

Replaced old dual outlet water valve with new design, which eliminates the (reportedly) troublesome "y" connector. A relatively simple matter of unplugging the refrig., turning off the water that feeds the ice maker and removing the cardboard/fabric service panel at the bottom rear of the refrig. Removed one screw with a nutdriver, disconnected the valve from both lines and out came the old valve with little fanfare. Next, as I replaced the valve with the new and improved version, cut out the "y" connector and used the supplied union and tubing to connect to the existing water line (just upstream from where the "y" connector was). Then, as my water/ice dispenser was sticking "on", I went ahead and replaced the rubber activator and internal switch. This just required moving a few hex screws on the front part of the dispenser to gain access to the parts. A relative snap and now all is working well.

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Parts Used

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

Customerjames from emmitsburg MD

Ice dispencer would not stop dispencing

first i remove the two screws like the guy said on your web site. then i pulled the cover off with a upward motion revealing three more screws witch i removed. I then removed the dispencer. unpluged the wires and removed the switch and pad and replaced with new parts.I reinstalled the wires then the unit, installed the screws and cover.Checked for proper operation.Then enjoyed that cold beer! Thanks to your wed site and repair info. I saved at least 100 buck to the repair man. Thanks Partselect.com

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set

CustomerMatt from Green Bay WI

Lower hinge (door closer) was worn out, so door wouldn't close on its own.

Simple. Removed all food and shelves from the door. Removed the top hinge, which allowed me to lift the door off the door closer. I layed it on the kitchen table on its front with the handle over the edge so it wouldn't cause a problem. Since I had it all apart I replaced both the top and bottom pieces of the door closer, and put a touch of grease on it. I then reassembled it in the reverse order. - The fountain spring and actuator pad were for a different problem with the fountain. It wouldn't shut off all the time because the actuator pad was getting stiff from time and use. I removed A/C power and turned off the water, then removed the front screws from the fountain cover. I then had easy access to the actuator pad, which only took a few minutes to replace. Careful when you pull the cover off, there are wires connected to it. Just don't forget to pull the plug out off the wall so you don't get killed!

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Parts Used

  • Actuator Pad

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set

CustomerJEFF from TALLAHASSEE FL

Worn out actuator pad on the water/ice dispenser

First I removed the spill tray, and removed the two screws on the bottom of the dispenser. I was then able to remove the front of the dispenser, which revealed 3 more screws. After removing those screws, the entire assembly lifts out. I removed the old pad, put the replacement pad on, replaced all the screws and the tray, and was done! It took about 10 minutes, start to finish. I saved at least $75 on the repair by doing it myself, and the part only took 3 days to arrive. Best of all, the water and ice dispenser works like new! Thanks, PartSelect!

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerLarry from Cypress TX

Ice/water dispenser would not shut off.

I removed 3 screws that held face panel in place and unplugged and removed face panel. I removed one screw holding limit switch in place, unplugged switch and removed actuator pad and switch. Installed new limit switch and actuator pad. Repaced front panel and dispensor - now works like a new one.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerHarold from Belton MO

The ice cubes would dump before frozen

FIRST PULL THE ICE BIN FROM THE FREEZER.
THEN REMOVE ONE SCREW THAT HOLDS THE ICE MAKER IN PLACE. ROTATE THE ICE MAKER TO THE RIGHT AND UP TO RELEASE FROM POSTS ON WALL OF FREEZER. USE A FLAT BLADE SCREWDRIVER AT THE FRONT BOTTOM OF THE WHITE COVER TO PRY THE WHITE COVER FROM THE ICE MAKER BODY. USE TEH FLAT BLAD SCREW DRIVER TO RELEASE THE CLIP HOLDING THE WIRES TO THE ICE MAKER. REMOVE A METAL CLIP FROM THE WATER RECEIVER AND TRANSFER TO THE NEW ICEMAKER. TRANSFER THE ICE SENSING BAIL TO THE NEW ICE MAKER. INSTALL WIRES, FRONT COVER, HANG ON POSTS AND REINSTALL SCREW TO SECURE TO FREEZER WALL.
ACTUATOR PAD REQUIRES YOU TO FIRST REMOVE PLASTIC COVER OVER THE TOP HINGE OF THE FREEZER DOOR. YOU MUST UNPLUG THE WIRE CONNECTOR TO PREVENT SHORTING OUT THE PRINTED WIRING BOARDS LOCATED BEHIND THE DISPENSER ASSEMBLY. THEN REMOVE TWO SCREWS AND FROM THE BOTTOM CAREFULLY SEPARATE THE DISPENSER FROM THE DOOR. THE WIRES ARE NOT VERY LONG SO DON'T JUST YANK IT OUT. THE PAD IS EASILY REMOVED AND THE NEW PAD WORKED INTO PLACE. REINSTALL THE DISPENSER INTO THE DOOR, RECONNECT THE WIRES AND REINSTALL THE COVER AND YOU ARE FINISHED.

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerDonald from Aurora CO

Ice and water despenser solonoid stuck in on position during the night and flooded my kitchen and basement

Un plugged refrigerator, removed 2 screws holding the front control cover in place. Removed 3 screws that held the despenser assey in place and removed the power cable. Inspected the burnt and melted assey and got on line with parts select and chose the parts I needed and ordered them. They had it all and shipped it that day. I was back in business in about 3 days. Thanks again. You have saved me on this appliance several times.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerSue from Garland TX

The dispenser would not cut off when dispensing water and ice

1 Remove the two screws at the bottom of the Ice Dispenser faceplate.
2 Carefully remove Faceplate and remove the wire connector on the back side.
3 Remove the three screw holding in the Ice and water dispenser.
4 Disconnect the wire harness going to the dispenser.
5 Remove the Actuator Pad.
6 Unscrew the Limit Switch.
7 There are two wire connectors to be removed. As you remove one place it on the new Switch. Repeat for the other wire.
8 Install the new Limit Switch with the screw that was removed
9 Install the new Actuator Pad.
10 Reconnect the wiring harness to the dispenser.
11 Place the dispenser assembly back in place and reinsert the screws.
12 Carefully reconnect wire harness to the back of the faceplate.
13 Reattach Faceplate to the refrigerator.
14 Install new Dispenser Grill

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench set

CustomerDarryl from Howell MI

Water flow to ice maker quit & door switch wouldn't stop

Needed special "Torques" tool to remove front panel from refrigerator door not a problem, however, some folks may not have this type of tool. Replaced rubber actuator pad and DID NOT replace limit switch. Old pad was worn out & wouldn't reset. Replaced water outlet valve this fixed the water flow to the ice maker. Had to guess if this was the problem. I guessed right as the water flow to the door water point was working but the ice maker water flow was not. I also used a special tube cutter (I had one) to cut the water tubes to get a clean cut. Most of the time was spent on vacuuming the underside of the frig. Bottom line the ice maker works again!

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerJames T from Vicksburg MS

Fountain (water & ice) switch sticks when actuated

1. Unplug refrigerator and remove fountain drip tray.
2. Remove the two #15 torx head screws that were covered by the drip tray.
3. Pull the bottom of the trim panel out and push up to remove panel and then unplug switch circuit board connector..
4.Remove the three screws (same size as the other two) and then remove the switch, ice door, etc assembly and unplug the connector.
5. Aside. At this time I extended the water hose which has been short since new. Used a couple of inches of 1/4 inch plastic tube. Heated it with boiling water and slipped it over the existing tube to extend it about 1/2 inch. Now the water flows in a uniform predictable stream.
6.Remove the tiny phillips screw holding the switch in place.
7.Remove and replace the old switch and actuator pad and screw. Check operation of switch. I lubricated the surface between the switch actuator bar and the rubber with a little plastilube(white) grease. Probably highly optional.
8.Replace and replug the assembley. Tuck the actuator pad around the edges if needed. Remember to turn the screws CCW until they fall into the old threads and then tighten them until snug.
9.Plug in and mount trim and connect refrigerator.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerWilliam from Buena Park CA

Icemaker dispenser switch stickey. Often would not shut off.

Simple disassembly and installatioin of new switch. Installation of door handle easy but time consuming. Many screws to r & r.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerBeth from Naples FL

My actuator pad was not working consistently and my ice was not dispensing. I had ice forming inside the freezer door where the ice drops down, as well as from the ice maker itself.

I called and described my problem to a local refrigerator repairman and he told me what the problem sounded like. After ordering what I thought to be the correct parts, I just followed the video provided by PartSelect, which made it quite simple. I have purchased parts from this company in the past and made repairs which have saved me a considerable amount. This is a terrific company for us single women!

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerEddie from Murphy TX

Ice dispenser door broken

The repair went just as the short video showed. The paper instructions included with the part were not too good the photos were copies of copies from years ago with all the detail gone. But with the video on your website it was a snap for anyone with some mechanical skills.

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