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Parts That Fix Whirlpool Refrigerator ED5KVEXVB00 Not dispensing water

Not dispensing water is a commonly reported symptom for the ED5KVEXVB00 Whirlpool Refrigerator, and we have put together a full guide on how to fix this. This advice is based on feedback from people who own this exact appliance. We have listed the most common parts for your ED5KVEXVB00 Whirlpool Refrigerator that will fix Not dispensing water. We have included repair instructions, and helpful step-by-step video tutorials. If you are experiencing this issue, not to worry, DIYers just like you have fixed this, and shared their experience to help you!

Fixes Symptom 47% of time
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This is a control bracket for your refrigerator, and may also be known as the dispenser control bracket. The function of this part is to hold the micro switches and the light socket in the freezer dispenser section in place. Its measurements are roughly 9 inches long and 5 inches high, and this model comes in white. The tools you will need in order to do this repair include a Phillips screw driver, a quarter-inch nut-driver, and a pair of needle-nose pliers. If your ice dispenser is not working properly, your bracket could be the problem.

$ 19.42
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PartSelect Number PS11739027
Manufacturer Part Number WP2180226

Replacing your Whirlpool Refrigerator Control Bracket

Replacing your Control Bracket

Customer Repair Stories

Water won't flow from water dispenser

Found the control bracket housing had broken and micro switch for the water pump was not making contact with mechanical link. (In other words when you put a cup under the dispenser and push water did NOT come out.)

I removed the faceplate and switches, removed all the switches and installed them in the new control bracket. Installed new control bracket into fridge and tested. Works! Reinstalled faceplate and switches and drained system for a few minutes. Man I forgot how good filtered water tasted!
  • Bryan from Eugene, OR
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver
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Ice dispenser would not operate

The control bracket is made of plastic and holds two microswitches that activate the ice dispenser and the water dispenser. The plastic clips that held the switches on the control bracket broke so that the switches no longer operated when the ice dispenser lever was operated.

Two screws held the external dispenser bezel, and two screws held the control bracket in place. The wiring and switches were transferred to the new bracket and the new bracket screwed into place. Then the bezel was replaced.

Total repair time was less than 5 minutes. The control bracket was $16.50 with shipping and arrived two days after I placed the order.

The PartSelect website had a clear diagram of the control bracket so I was comfortable with the order.
  • John from Poway, CA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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Fixes Symptom 18% of time
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15 - 30 mins 

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This switch is located inside the dispenser.

$ 23.02
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PartSelect Number PS11738948
Manufacturer Part Number WP2162361

Replacing your Whirlpool Refrigerator Micro Switch

Replacing your Micro Switch

Customer Repair Stories

under the water tray there was not screws holding the plate on

JUST POP the front panel off and removed the items
  • CHARLES from MAGNA, UT
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers, Wrench set
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Ice dispenser would not dispense ice through the door

First I unplugged the frig, and turned offed the water and ice dispenser using the on/off panel switch. I removed the panel by inserting a small flat blade screwdriver at the bottom of the panel where the plastic studs locked the panel in place. By inserting a little upward pressure, the panel popped right ouff. The Micro Switch was very easy to remove and replace. Just make sure that the plunger on the ice dispenser makes solid contact with the switch when depressed.
  • Larry from Garner, NC
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers
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Fixes Symptom 17% of time
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79 Reviews

Rated by 72 customers 

  

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15 - 30 mins 

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The water inlet valve (Refrigerator Water Inlet Valve Kit) provides water for the ice maker and water dispenser. This part is located at the back of the refrigerator, and connects to the water supply. If your water inlet valve is malfunctioning, you could be getting a lack of water to the inside of your refrigerator. Your ice maker may not produce cubes or your water dispenser may not work. This breakage can occur from material fatigue or normal use, and is a sign the part should be replaced soon. The water inlet valve must be replaced if the solenoids no longer have continuity or the valve has internal blockage. The part measures approximately 6.5 inches long and 3 inches wide and is constructed of plastic and metal. It comes in blue/green/red.

$ 110.34
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PartSelect Number PS3497634
Manufacturer Part Number W10408179

Replacing your Whirlpool Refrigerator Water Inlet Valve

Replacing your Water Inlet Valve

Customer Repair Stories

Ice maker would't fill with water

I first read your forum which was extremely helpful! I checked the continuity of the electromagnetic valve and got a 0 reading on the ice fill valve. The valve next to it which is for the water in the door had a 300ohm reading on my meter. This meant there was a broken wire somewhere in the coil which confirmed the valve was bad. I tried to get the part locally but was told it was on back order! Ordered it thru Part Select at the regular shipping rates and to my surprise it arrived the very next day!
The valve was the new style where you push in the tubing until it locks. I carefully trimmed each tube square with a sharp razor knife, the old valve used plastic compression fittings which had to be cut off.One of the inlet tubes was smaller than the opening on the valve. I then noticed that there was a reducer in the box that snapped into place making the line a perfect fit! Even though the inlet valve looked different than the original it was an easy installation. After replacing it, I had ice again! Totally impressed with the service and how quickly they shipped the parts on the same day! I will never again run around town trying to find parts! Thanks to all of the hard working employees at Part Select!
  • Jerry from Cooper City, FL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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When the remote water was turned on, water was pouring onto floor from rear of refrigerator

First I unplugged the fridge, then using the socket set I removed the cardboard shield from the lower rear of the refrigerator. I located the leaking water from a cracked solenoid water valve just inside the lower cavity directly behind the water intake line. Removing the valve was a snap - most of the valve plastic compression couplings unscrewed and came off. The metal compression fittings required an adjustable wrench and a pair of pliers to hold the solenoid unit steady. A couple of hex nuts kept the solenoid bolted to the refrigerator frame and came off easily with the socket. Two simple push-on electrical plugs came right off just by pulling on them. The new valve unit wasn't exactly like the original one. It had push-on instead of compression water fittings and the plugs were oriented differently. I recommend studying which water lines entered which port on the valve because I was a little unsure after I took the old one apart (whoops). After figuring out how to put it pack together, the push-on water fittings were even easier, and the unit was scewed back into place on the fridge frame. The electric plugs have different sized contacts so you can't mix them up. I put the cardboard shield back on. Viola!
  • Mark from Wolfeboro, NH
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable)
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Fixes Symptom 4% of time
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20 Reviews

Rated by 14 customers 

  

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30 - 60 mins 

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This part does NOT include the water filter. Must order filter separately. his water filter housing is for refrigerators. Water filter housing holds the water filter and connects the water lines to the water filter. Safely store any food that could deteriorate while the power is off and unplug the refrigerator before installing this part. Wear work gloves to protect your hands.

$ 109.99
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PartSelect Number PS11748615
Manufacturer Part Number WPW10121138

Replacing your Kenmore Refrigerator Water Filter Housing

Replacing your Water Filter Housing

Customer Repair Stories

The water dispenser flow was very slow and the housing leaked when the filter was removed.

Removed front plastic grill and screws holding the filter in place. Also removed lower back cardboard panel to access water lines. Video on this website told me how to remove water lines from filter, you must depress a collar around the water line while pulling out the water line. Then install the new Water Filter Housing and water lines. The only problems I had was the tight space to work in and one of the water lines was leaking, but pushing the water line in further solved the problem.
  • Daniel from CAROL STREAM, IL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
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Broke the filter housing,moving the new frig into the house.

Removed all items from frig,put it on its back side,removed metal cover and removed housing screws,hoses.
  • Joseph from Elkins, WV
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Socket set
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Fixes Symptom 4% of time
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111 Reviews

Rated by 34 customers 

  

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Less than 15 mins 

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This EveryDrop Filter3 is certified to reduce the most contaminants with Triple Filtration Technology. Now, you and your family can enjoy the enriching benefits of cleaner, freshly filtered ice & water. Not just in beverages, but for preparing meals, too. This advanced generation of ice and water refrigerator filters from EveryDrop Filters are certified to reduce more contaminants with Triple Filtration Technology. Filter 5 reduces 16 contaminants, so you can feel reassured that you and your family are getting the most out of your water. Remember to replace your refrigerator filter every 6 months to maximize contaminant reduction.

$ 83.89
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PartSelect Number PS11722128
Manufacturer Part Number EDR3RXD1

Replacing your Whirlpool Refrigerator Whirlpool EveryDrop3 Refrigerator Water Filter

Replacing your Whirlpool EveryDrop3 Refrigerator Water Filter

Customer Repair Stories

six months the light turns red. time to replace filter

First I shut the water off to the refrigerator.then i pushed the big button in the middle of the grille below the refrigerator door. pulled out the old filter, took the front cap off the old filter put it on the new filter. took the two red caps off the new filter. pushed the filter in till it locked in place. all done! Turned the back on.
  • Leroy from Perkiomenville, PA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
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there were directions

We didn't know where the product went and it was very difficult to install.
  • Kate from Jacksonville, FL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
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Fixes Symptom 4% of time
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Rated by 6 customers 

  

Really Easy 

15 - 30 mins 

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This part is the replacement dispenser lever retainer for your refrigerator. It is made of metal and is approximately 2 inches long and ½ an inch wide. The bottom half of the dispenser lever retainer holds in the pivot points of the ice and water arms. If it breaks, the arms will be loose and can shake around. The top half springs the ice and water arms back into the original position, and if the retainer is broken, they will not be able to do this. The dispenser lever retainer is found behind the dispenser trim and can be removed with a ¼ inch nut driver. This part is sold individually and is an OEM part.

$ 9.81
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PartSelect Number PS11739183
Manufacturer Part Number WP2194719

Replacing your Whirlpool Refrigerator Levers Retainer/Clip

Replacing your Levers Retainer/Clip

Customer Repair Stories

Deli slides broken both sides / door closer cam fridge side

Remove drawer then shelf removed sliders both sides installed new slides / remove door shelves empty butter tray remove upper hinge remove door remove lower hinge replace cam clean area reassemble
  • William from Dayton, TX
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
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One finger of the spring steel peice that holds the ice maker and water dispenser levers out broke.

I removed the screw holding the spring steel retainer/clip using a quarter inch ratchet wrench a swivel with a quarter inch socket and a short extention, then just installed the new one. This spring steal through the door ice maker / water despenser lever spring was an easy fix.
I found you by googling appliance repair parts, and found your site really easy to use. I couldn't believe how fast the part came and the very reasonable price. I put you on my web browser's favorites.
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  • Ron from Newton, IA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Socket set
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Fixes Symptom 1% of time
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6 Reviews

Rated by 3 customers 

  

Really Easy 

30 - 60 mins 

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Anti drip valve NOT included.

$ 73.01
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PartSelect Number PS886371
Manufacturer Part Number 8201537

Replacing your Whirlpool Refrigerator Water Dispenser Fitting and Tube Assembly

Replacing your Water Dispenser Fitting and Tube Assembly

Customer Repair Stories

Water dispenser tube became brittle and broke due to heat from the light in the door

Followed instructions from your Youtube video. Everything went as described. Thanks for the help!!
  • William from BOISE, ID
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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The Water Dispensor Tubing Had Become Brittle And Broke .

Removed the face plate. Removed a few screws and unpluged a few electrical connectors and pulled apart. Removed the holding bracket and clear tubing from door. Cut new tubing at an angle to push through conduit. Reinstalled new bracket and re-installed electrical connectors. Snapped face trim on and bleed air out of system. . Water ran great.
  • Conrad from Tucson, AZ
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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Fixes Symptom 1% of time
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Rated by 2 customers 

  

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Less than 15 mins 

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Sold individually.

$ 9.81
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PartSelect Number PS11739193
Manufacturer Part Number WP2195051
Fixes Symptom 1% of time
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7 Reviews

Rated by 9 customers 

  

Really Easy 

30 - 60 mins 

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This is the replacement water tube kit for your refrigerator. This tubing is made of plastic, is 1/4 inch in diameter, and comes with 2 inserts. This tube may be longer than the original tube, and may need to be cut. This water tube transports water to the ice and water dispensers. If your refrigerator is leaking, or if the ice and water dispensers are not dispensing properly, you may need to replace this tube. This part is sold individually and is an OEM part sourced directly from the manufacturer.

$ 36.12
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PartSelect Number PS11730901
Manufacturer Part Number W10823511

Replacing your Kenmore Refrigerator Water Tube Kit

Replacing your Water Tube Kit

Customer Repair Stories

35 year old water tube became brittle and cracked; leaking water

Unscrewed clamp holding water tube to refrigerator ice maker. Pulled water tube from ice maker and water valve inlet. Cut the new tubing to the exact same length and inserted one end to the water valve inlet and the other end to the ice maker then screwed clamp holding water tube back to the refrigerator ice maker.
  • Melvin from OPELIKA, AL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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Water began to leak under the refrigerator. Source looked like it was coming from control valve suppling water to ice maker and water dispenser.

Followed instructions supplied. It was relatively easy and the parts fit exactly right. Sears wanted twice as much for the part and service would have charged me another $100 to come to my home. I saved over $100 doing the project myself.
  • jesse from hacienda heights, CA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
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Fixes Symptom 1% of time
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NOTE: As per manufacture this is no longer a tank. The tank style has been updated with coiled tubing.

$ 72.73
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PartSelect Number PS11751727
Manufacturer Part Number WPW10276792
Fixes Symptom 1% of time
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65 Reviews

Rated by 10 customers 

  

Really Easy 

15 - 30 mins 

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This black cap covers the water filter.

$ 23.81
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PartSelect Number PS11739970
Manufacturer Part Number WP2260518B

Replacing your Kenmore Refrigerator Water Filter Cap - Black

Replacing your Water Filter Cap - Black

Customer Repair Stories

Part imediately broke

Dog chewes up the original part. Got the replacement , put it on the filter turned to lock in place and tried tp pull out old filter ( same procedure has been done multiple times successfully) part broke instantly upon putting pressure tom pull out filter. Sent back to you the next day for replacement.
  • STEVE from HUGHESVILLE, MD
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    More than 2 hours
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Missing the cap on the water filter, made it really hard to replace the filter

Removed the filter and put the cap on the new filter and inserted it as instructed on the filter box. Really easy now that we have the new cap.
  • Pamela from Sacramento, CA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
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Fixes Symptom 1% of time
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Rated by 4 customers 

  

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30 - 60 mins 

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

$ 53.12
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PartSelect Number PS11749101
Manufacturer Part Number WPW10152858
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Fixes Symptom less than 1% of time

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PartSelect Number PS380535
Manufacturer Part Number 625834
Fixes Symptom less than 1% of time
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16 Reviews

Rated by 16 customers 

  

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30 - 60 mins 

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As per the manufacturer, this part starts out as 1/4" tubing but ends up at 5/16".

$ 46.79
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PartSelect Number PS886401
Manufacturer Part Number 8201597

Replacing your Kenmore Refrigerator Filter Inlet Water Tube

Replacing your Filter Inlet Water Tube

Customer Repair Stories

water leak

It was easy, I followed the instructions on the paper and it went well.
  • Dean from Clermont, FL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers, Socket set
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There was a pin size hole in the tube.

It was pretty easy to install. The most difficult part was trying to get my hands into the small area to work. I had to use both hands, one to push the release in and the other to pull the tube out. Once I did that, inserting the tube was easy and everything worked perfectly.
  • Julia from Seguin, TX
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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Fixes Symptom less than 1% of time
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Rated by 35 customers 

  

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30 - 60 mins 

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In this kit you will find the support, the ice door, spring, and delay. The heater ribbon is no longer needed and therefore will not be included with this part. This kit works in the dispenser chute to let ice through when it is being dispensed. If you have the following symptoms such as: door sweating, difficulty opening or closing door, frost buildup, warm freezer section, or problems with ice dispensing, then this is a solution. The tools needed for this repair are a putty knife, needle nose pliers, and 1/4 inch nut driver. Wear work gloves to protect your hands when performing this repair.

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PartSelect Number PS11723180
Manufacturer Part Number W10823377

Replacing your Whirlpool Refrigerator Ice Door Kit

Replacing your Ice Door Kit

Customer Repair Stories

Warm Air Getting Into Freezer

Patience is a virtue. The kit really works. 1st, lift the front plate of the ice dispencer by placing a flat head screw driver into the two slots at the bottom of the panel. When the panel is lifted up slightly at the bottom, push up on the panel to remove it. Careful not to break panel and the wires attached. Next, remove the wiring panel by removing the two screws on left and right sides. Then, unplug the old black ice cover from the wiring panel (this is the heating plug that you will nolonger need). Next, remove the parts and replace them with the parts in the kit, noting where each part comes from, etc. All parts in the kit are necessary and should be used. Some of the replacements need trial and error. Patience will be important. Also needed is a person that loves to solve problems, especially because the kit does not come with instructions. But the kit definitely works!
  • David from Chesterfield, MO
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
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where ic e dispencer spring is held to door broke at mold

after ordering ice dispencer repair kit, and removing the outer parts found out that the problem was the ice dispencer door shell . this part is no longer available.It seems to me that if whirlpool wants to have return customers they have to stand behind the product. Well I made a L bracket and drilled a hole to to recieve the spring keeper and glued this to the housing and used a 3 1/12"finishing nail as the pin all works fine
  • helen j from murrells inlet, SC
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
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