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PartSelect Number PS291908
This part works with the following brands: GE, Hotpoint & Kenmore.
This part fixes the following symptoms:
This part mounts in the ice dispenser.
**** The crank no longer comes with this part. You can use original crank. The crank is sold separately depending on model number of appliance.
There are three holes under the front panel in which you push a very small screwdriver in and the front panel comes off.In back of the panel is another panel with 4 screws .1 at each corner.Remove the 4 screws and that will come off exposing the working parts that need to be replaced.This is also a good time to clean anything you can get to in that area.It is very important to remember how everything came out.
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Replacing was easy. Cleaning took the longest. Order screws with parts, I could not find them at the hardware store. I suggest a coat of oil (3 in one) on the solenoid/piston surfaces. I probably did not have to replace them. The rust was inhibiting the piston movement. Some steel wool and oil would have probably fixed it. If the flap closing starts sounding softer, I'm going to take it apart and clean it first.
I replaced the door and soleniod and the other parts and it works great now
The allan wrench pushes into the holes nder the front control plate and it pops off. Unplug the wires and set aside. Four screws removes the next piece and the "flaper" door is visable.
Following the advice of others on this site, I popped out the control panel by pushing up through the 2 outer-most holes on the under-side of the panel (the middle hole is unused). I installed the new solenoid exactly as shown in the PartSelect video. The new crank, spring, and flapper installed easily as well; I did apply a little grease to the hinge points on the crank to ensure no binding. I also installed a new microswitch. The wires are best removed from the old switch with a needlenose pliers. The old switch looked like it had some grease on the switch (where it makes contact with the cup lever) so I put some grease on the new switch as well. All-in-all, very easy and the frig works like new. It's nice to hear the flapper slam shut 4 seconds after dispensing ice.
It was actually very easy. You simply remove the display cover (you just want to be careful removing the display cover so as not to damage the lower part which secures it to the door), unplug the wires, remove the inner cover (4 screws) to gain access to the solenoid. Remove the 4 screws on the solenoid replace with the new one, put the inner cover back in with the 4 screws that were previously removed, plug the wires back in and then replace the display cover.
This time I did not make repair. I have purchased only to have spare parts. I have changed this parts recentely and I think this parts are not strong enough to work more than two or three years.
The ice shute frosted up after the selonoid rusted. 1: Small flat screwdrvier to pop off control panel2: phillips screwdriver to remove 4 screws to control backing plate.3: Phillips screwdirver to remove seloniod and flap door.4: replace selonoid, flap door, spring and crank door. Consider replacing screws due to rust.I would replace all these parts at one time to save on shipping as any of them could cause the frosting. THe shipping is more than most parts! VERY EASY and QUICK!
simply removed the parts, and replaced the new parts and disconnected the light switch so it only comes on when using the dispenser and goes off by it's self.
I watched the video and armed with that information and a few inexpensive parts replaced the defective solenoid, flapper and crank arm. I'm pretty handy and this was easy! I discovered quite a bit of mildew up and behind the panels and was able to clean those panels completely while they were removed. The screw heads were a little rusted so I made sure to use a new Phillips screw driver with the exact size tip and some moderate finesse to loosen or remove the screws. I will return to Parts Select in the future for any appliance repair parts. Thank you!
Before starting my repairs I checked for part suppliers online. Partselect was one of the first I saw. They also had instruction videos. After watching the video, I took apart the ice maker and found the solenoid had rusted. I replaced the solenoid and while everything was apart I replaced the crank, spring and the flapper. The entire process only took about 20 minutes and that was only because of their informative videos.
I followed the video that was posted in the section. It was very helpful. I wasn't sure on how to remove the panel and the video explained it completely.
order the flopper, spring and racker can`t replace them; becouse factory recall back on 2003 most replace two ft. door of refrigerator. for $400.00
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