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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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Parts Used

  • Actuator Pad

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerBill from Hebron NH

Our ice and water dispenser was "running on" and spewing onto the floor each time it was used.

We removed the old part, which actually looked quite functional. We put on the new part, thinking that the repair was not going to be effective, and that we were going to need other parts. But, the refrigerator is working perfectly now, and I have no more run-ons onto the floor. THank you very much.

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerJeffrey from summerville SC

Door water/ice dispenser not working

Make sure power is off- throw circuit breaker and check with tick tracer.
remove spill tray by sliding it out.
unscrew two torx at bottom of outer frame
flip the frame up to get acces to disconnect wire harnes.
unscrew 3 screws on each side and two on the top.
gentle wiggle mechanism from the door.
disconnect wire harness.
take the unit to a good working surface like the kitchen table.
Disconnect two scres holding wire limit switch in place.
remove switch and disconnet two spade connectoed wires.
connect spade wires to new limit swtich.
screwm back in place.
turn over the unit.
remove the actuator pad (no tools required) it wraps around the unit and has little slots that hook over little tabs on the back edge of the unit. (tought ot describe in words but my 5 year old could probably do it)

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Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsWrench set

CustomerElaine from Apopka FL

Ice would not dispense & at times would not stop dispensing.

First, I took everything apart and replaced only the ice door. Everything worked fine for about an hour and the door started opening and closing on its own. I took it apart again and replaced the whole kit including the solenoid. Everything was fine for less than an hour and then the door started opening and closing again. I took it apart and made sure everything was tightened carefully. Now it works perfectly.

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Parts Used

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerRobert from Rio Rancho NM

Ice & water dispensor stays on (sticks) after releasing switch

First unplug the fridge, then remove the grill exposing two torx head screws, remove these two screws then slide up cover, unplug small electrical connector at top of cover, then remove three more torx head screws, pull assembly forward leaving wire connector connected at left, note how water line is positioned, remove pad actuator, remove screw holding limit switch (small philips), remove small spade lugs on switch-replace switch, **Important, before installing pad actuator put small amount of sil-glide or white lube on the actuator post, this will prevent the actuator for switch from sticking on when depressed, put back together same order, works great. Great web site! "partselect.com"

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Parts Used

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerCynthia from Groveland FL

Actuator pad (dispenser button) sticking "on", icemaker coating cracking & leaving pieces in ice

To replace the ice enclosure, follow 07/03/09 person's post...it's VERY helpful and pay attention to the part about the "reverse threads"! Be sure to take note how you disassemble, much easier if you write down the order to reverse it in installation.

To replace the icemaker, I turned off the water to the icemaker, removed the one screw in the support bracket, popped it out from under the 2 plastic clips, and unplugged the power source. I unplugged the wires from the old icemaker and plugged them into (and clipped the one wire under the clip) the new icemaker exactly like it was on the old one. I took the "shutoff" wire (the thing that turns off the icemaker when the ice bucket is full) from the old icemaker and put it on the new one. Ready to install! I made sure the "water hose" was in the hole , plugged it in, popped it in under the plastic clips on the side of the freezer, and screwed the bottom screw in the support bracket. Shut the door! Turn on the water, and go see what else you can order and fix! Easiest fridge I've EVER HAD!!!

Oh, and I replaced the actuator pad, too - another super easy feat! Slide the drip tray out, use the "star tool screwdriver" to remove the screws, remove the "face", follow the instructions given previous to mine, it's easy as pie. I'm a 52 year old WOMAN and if I can do this, YOU CAN TOO!

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Parts Used

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

Customerjerry from brenham TX

Switch burned up

took panel out by removing 4 screws took switch out 2 more screws replaced switch and pad

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Parts Used

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerWilliam from Johnson City TN

Ice;water dispensor would go on at random unattended

Removed 2 screws from front panel. disconnected the connector from the front panel board and removed front panel. Removed 3 screws holding dispenser to inside door. Pulled this assembly forward to reach the cover and switch. removed 1 screw holding switch. replaced the actuator ( a matter of hooking the slots of the pad over the ears. Reversed proceedure to reassemble. No problems at all

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsSocket set

CustomerAlbert from Bellflower CA

The top part of the agitator does not spin properly and therefore need to be replaced.

There is a video instruction at PartSelect website on how to replace the "rabit ears" for the agitator. That helped a lot and made work easy. I haven't gotten around replacing the water dispenser "actuator" on the refrigerator. There is no video instruction on how to replace it but at least there is a written manual.

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Parts Used

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)

CustomerFrancis T from Killeen TX

Water and ice would not shut off!

repaced limit switch, and actuator pad fixed the problem. Limit switch was the reason for water and ice not shutting off. Seems that the spring inside switch was shot and would not retract to off position. While we were going to change this switch out, we repaced the scuffed up actuator pad also. Knowing the age and our hard water problems, we replced the double outlet water valve for preventive reasons that would arise down the road.

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Parts Used

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerPaul from Rock Rapids IA

Water and ice despensor not working

pulled cover and replaced micro switch

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Parts Used

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers

Customermercer from cartersville GA

Broken ice dispenser bracket

Followed the video instructions and it worked like a charm. Fast service and correct parts.

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Parts Used

  • Actuator Pad

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerColin from Katy TX

Water dispenser did not shut off

Replaced actuator pad

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerRichard from Woodstock GA

Water/ice would not stop flowing from dispenser

Before starting unplug the refrigerator
1) Remove the drip grate
2) Remove the 2 screws located at bottom of dispenser (they were located under the drip grate)
3) Remove dispenser trim plate by carefully disconnedting the touch pad wire.
4) Remove 2 screws on top right and left side of dispenser.
5) Remove 1 screw located in middle of dispenser (near the ice dam).
6) Remove Dispenser from refrigerator.
7) Completely clean the dispenser
8) Remove old Actuator Pad
9) Unscrew Limit Switch
10) Remove wire connections on limit switch.
11) Screw in new Limit Switch
12) Connect wires to limit switch (in same manner as they came off)
13) Install new Actuator Pad (make sure you align the "pusher" with the Limit switch).
14) Put the dispenser back into the refrigerator (Make sure you install the water line in its slot)
15) Install the 3 screws
16) Reconnect wire to trim plate.
17) Install 2 screws at bottom of dispenser
18) replace drip grate.
19) Plug in refrigerator
20) Enjoy water/ice dispenser that shuts off.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerAntonio from San Diego CA

Water/ice actuator would stick and stay on

Be sure to unplug the fridge as there is live power on the circuit board you'll be handling/removing. Trust me on this.

Slide out the ice tray, remove the screws holding on the outer plastic frame (taking the thin/flat wiring off carefully), remove the next set of screws, then slide off the mechanism. The water spout is flexible and you might need to bend it a little. Good time to clean it off as well.

Changing the actuator switch and plastic pad is mostly self explanatory (look at old one, remove, and reverse steps to put new one). Takes about 30-seconds for this part.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerJack from Tinley Park IL

Water dispenser pad kept getting stuck and fridge stopped cooling

For issue #1 - Water dispenser pad getting stuck:
Removed 2 screws at bottom. Next there I removed 3 more screws and connector to the LED control board. After that that the assembly loosened enough to pop out the actuator pad. I put in a new one, and reconnected the LED board, replaced the screws. Total job took 20 mins.

For issue #2 - Fridge stopped cooling:
Removed about 5 screws that held the temp control assembly in place at inside top of fridge. The old ADT board was screwed in, so I removed the screws, disconnected the wiring harness. I then reconnected and snapped in the new ADT board and re-connected the temp control assembly. Total time 1 hour. This did not fix the problem in itself. After reading blogs, I found that my freezer coils needed to be defrosted. There was tons of ice build up, even started forming on the outside of the cover. I scraped off the ice from cover, removed cover and started blasting the ice with a hair dryer. I placed towels at bottom to avoid water leaking out. It took about 1/2 hour to melt it all away and ensure that exposed wiriing was dry. I replaced the cover and turned on the fridge. This, along with the new ADT did the trick. Total time for entire job was about 2 hours. This earned me lots of points with the wife :)

NOTE: Do not forget to disconnect the fridge from power for this type of job and make sure hair dryer and you do not come in contact with the melting water!

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