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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:
With this actuator pad when a glass is pressed up against the pad it will activate and then dispense of water or ice cubes.
Once a glass is pressed against the actuator pad it will cause the dispenser to deliver ice or water when activated.
Simple disassembly and installatioin of new switch. Installation of door handle easy but time consuming. Many screws to r & r.
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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 frameflip 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)
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.
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"
took panel out by removing 4 screws took switch out 2 more screws replaced switch and pad
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
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.
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.
pulled cover and replaced micro switch
Followed the video instructions and it worked like a charm. Fast service and correct parts.
Replaced actuator pad
Before starting unplug the refrigerator1) Remove the drip grate2) 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 dispenser8) Remove old Actuator Pad9) Unscrew Limit Switch10) Remove wire connections on limit switch.11) Screw in new Limit Switch12) 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 screws16) Reconnect wire to trim plate.17) Install 2 screws at bottom of dispenser18) replace drip grate.19) Plug in refrigerator20) Enjoy water/ice dispenser that shuts off.
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.
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!
Removed two screws. Slid off cover. Removed a few more screws and easily accessed areas that needed repaired. Repair was very easy. We went for a year avoiding getting the actuator pad fixed for fear of repair cost. I will be buying parts through Partselect from now on!
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