Part Location Diagram of WP2180226 Whirlpool Control Bracket
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Replacing your Whirlpool Refrigerator Control Bracket
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Control Bracket WP2180226

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PartSelect Number PS11739027
Manufacturer Part Number WP2180226
Manufactured by Whirlpool
Product Description

Control Bracket Specifications

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.
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Replacing your Whirlpool Refrigerator Control Bracket

Replacing your Whirlpool Refrigerator Control Bracket
Troubleshooting
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Not dispensing water | Ice maker won’t dispense ice | Ice maker not making ice
This part works with the following products:
Refrigerator.
This part works with the following products:
Whirlpool, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Estate.
Part# WP2180226 replaces these:
AP6005965, 2180226, 2180228, 2180338, 2183771, W10139151, W10282667, WP2180226VP
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Water would not dispense.
I followed the instructions your YouTube video provided.
Other Parts Used:
Levers Retainer/Clip Control Bracket Micro Switch
  • DEE from SANTAQUIN, UT
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
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water dispenser not working
Opened the covering and noted the plastic housing holding the micro switch was broken. Luckily given your accurate probability percentages. 64% for...both items as the potential problem.... we purchased same and photographing all contact positions accomplished the Job very carefully......Noted that plastic housing is held in place by friction,,,,no screws, socket set required...We actually have water. With Thanks.
Other Parts Used:
Control Bracket Micro Switch
  • jerold from HOBE SOUND, FL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
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Pins that hold the ice dispenser switch were broke.
Ordered the part from your convenient diagram, watched your video, and changed the part. I flipped the breaker switch so I didn’t have to move the fridge to unplug. Thanks. Saved me a lot of money.
  • John from ROCHESTER HLS, MI
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers
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Cast plastic parts of bracket that held the water dispensing switch secure were broken, and left switch loose and not able to be tripped ON.
Observing how the control bracket was held in place, and how the switch for the ice dispenser was secured to bracket, I removed the control bracket free of plastic clips. I disconnected the main wiring harness from ctrl brkt. Next I removed water dispensing switch from brkt, and ice dispensing switch from brkt. And laid the broken ctrl brkt aside. I simply reassembled all parts to the new ctrl brkt, placed brkt secure to holding clips, reassembled wiring harness clip, reassembled faceplate assembly to dispenser housing, and tested water and ice dispensing.
  • Cleatus from ALABASTER, AL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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Ice dispenser would not work
Purchased a control bracket and replaced it very easy to do
  • Judy from ROWLETT, TX
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
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Ice Maker wasnt't dispensing ice through the door.
I googled the problem and found the issue. I ordered the part needed and watched the video provided with my receipt. It was extremely helpful for a female who likes to fix things on my own when I can. It was very self-rewarding. Thank you
  • Jane C. from BRUNSWICK, GA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers
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Ice would not dispense.
Took out the drip pan. Just pry it out. On some models there are screws under the drip pan that have to be removed. Not so on my model. Just pry the bottom of the faceplate control panel. Disconnect the power supply clip. Disconnect wires from light. There is a switch for the water dispenser on the right and a switch for the ice dispenser on the the left. This is the one I had the problem with. The clip that the switch clips into was broken. Disconnect the clips and the spacers behind them. Put the spacers in the new plate. put in the switches. Hook up the little light. Plug in the power to the light. Plug together the power to the control panel. Clip it in place. Put the face plate back on put the drip tray back in and your done.
  • Matt from BARNEGAT, NJ
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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No water and or ice being dispensed.
This was for the control bracket which is located behind the dispensing panel. First slide out water collection tray then gently unsnap dispensing panel from fridge by using a thin blade screwdriver and pry gently in the bottom left and right corner of panel. Pull panel off. Take picture of layout, wires, and water and ice sensors for proper re-assembly. Disconnect quick disconnect terminal block from panel to control bracket components. Remove ice and water sensors along with white spacers from control bracket; take note of orientation of white spacers for re-installation. Remove control bracket by unsnapping; install new control bracket and re-install water and ice sensors plus spacers onto toothpick like supports; be sure sensors snap into place. Be gentle to avoid breaking clips. Reconnect terminal block and snap dispensing panel and water collection pan back into place.
Other Parts Used:
Refrigerator Crisper Pan Refrigerator Door Shelf Bin - White Control Bracket
  • CHARLES from FT LAUDERDALE, FL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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Not getting water from dispenser
IAfter not getting water from dispenser, I took the escutcheon plate off and discovered that several of the plastic pins from the control box were broken off. I put back together to continue using ice dispenser, I ordered part from this site , upon arrival of control box I watched the t video and read everybody's post. Don't worry about all those wires at the top as they are all color coded. Took about 30 min. from start to finish, all is working great. Thanks
  • Janice from WEIRSDALE, FL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
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Freezer would not dispense ice
The plastics on the control bracket that holds the micro switch broke. To repair you remove the control panel (disconnect wire harness). Take a picture for reference, remove water and ice mirco switches and spacers and then remove old control bracket by releasing two plastic connectors on each side. Install new control bracket, install spacers and micro switches. Reconnect wire harness and snap control panel in place.
  • Chad from DAYTON, MN
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
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Joe
November 16, 2017
The ice and water stopped dispensing. The light works and ice is being made. I loosened the front panel and it looks like the mechanical arms for ice and water depress the black buttons on the small switches. The bracket that holds the switches looks ok. What is the fix?
For model number GS6SHAXKB01
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Hi Joe, Thank you for your question. If the ice and water stopped dispensing, there are some parts that you will need to check to see which one is causing the issue. You will need to check the control bracket, the ice door kit, the ice bin coupling, the ice maker control assembly, the emitter and receiver boards, the micro switch, the water inlet valve, the water filter and the water tubing. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Steven
November 29, 2017
When i remove the drip tray to change the control bracket,there is not 2 screws to remove the panel,as the video shows.What next?
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Hi Steven, Thank you for your question. There are instructions listed on our website with the part that a customer has left that you may reference, "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." I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Ken
October 9, 2017
My refrigerator stopped dispensing both water and ice is this the right part
For model number 10657765790
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Hi Ken, Thank you for the question. You first need to check to see if the water valve at the back of the appliance is releasing water. If the ice maker is making ice but not dispensing you need to replace the Dispenser Switch, Part number PS11739028. If the ice maker is not filling with water to make ice, you would need to look at the Water Valve, PartSelect Number: PS11731255. Hope this helps!

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Kenneth
February 21, 2018
How do i get the front off of my ice dispenser? I watched the video and there were 2 screws behind the tray mine doesn't have that. Need to change out the control bracket and can't get the front off.
For model number TS22AFXKQ05
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Hi Kenneth, Thank you for your question. To remove the front cover from the door, you will need to use a flat head screw diver along the bottom corners to allow it snap out. There is a video on our website that you can reference on how to remove the front cover. The refrigerator in the video may not show exactly like the one you have and the part being installed is an actuator, but it will give you a general idea on how to remove the part. You will find the video under part number PS1526381. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Bruce
May 28, 2019
The bracket that holds the micro switches that activate the ice auger and water needs replacing. The ice switch no longer works as a post that holds the switch in position broke off. In your video it shows how to replace the bracket, part # 2180228, except that my bracket does not have 2 screws that hold it in place. Mine locks in place with tabs on either side. Do I have the wrong part?
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Hello Bruce, Thank you for contacting us. I have researched the model you have provided and have found the part you are looking for is PartSelect Number PS11739027. Hope this helps!

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Ken
October 9, 2017
When I remove the tray in the dispenser there are no screws, how do I get to the part?
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Hi Ken, Thank you for the question. In order to gain access to the plastic control bracket you will need to pop the front facing off. You can do so my using a small flat head screw driver or a plastic putty knife.Hope this helps!

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Ronald
November 19, 2019
My ice dispenser is working fine. My water dispenser is not working. I replaced the micro switch to the water dispenser but still not working. What would be wrong with the control bracket to look for as to why my water would not be working? I have not replaced the water control valve because it is still pumping for the ice maker. Any advice? Thanks
For model number ED2VHEXVB01
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Hello Ronald, Thank you for the question. If the bracket is the issue, you will see physical damage to the bracket. The valve has two solenoids, one for the water dispenser and one for the Ice maker. I suggest testing the solenoids with a multimeter. There are two solenoids on the water valve. These solenoids are sometimes referred to as coils. There will be two wires attached to each solenoid. Be sure to label each of the wires so that you are able to properly reconnect them later. These wires are held in place with metal slip on connectors. Grasp firmly on each connector, one at a time, to disconnect the wire from the solenoid. Do not pull directly on the wire, pull from the metal connector. Set your multi meter to the ohms resistance scale X 1. Place each of the meter's probes to one terminal. Because the reading can vary from brand to brand and from model to model, there is no one reading you should receive. However, if your test produces a reading of infinity, then the solenoid is bad and the water valve should be replaced. Hope this helps!

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Diane
April 13, 2018
Ice maker is filling and forming ice cubes but unit will not eject ice. When I push on the wheel (not rotating it) the dial will advance and kick out the cubes. Tray refills
For model number ED2FHEXNQ00
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Hi Diane, Thank you for the question. Sounds like the auger motor might be defective, Ice Dispenser Kit Motor - 120V 60Hz, Part Number: PS11739113. The motor may have to be replaced. Hope this helps!

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Bruce
August 6, 2018
Ice maker not making ice. Had service guy out four times so far. Fridge does dispense water fine. Service replaced main control board. I replaced the ice maker yesterday. Same result, not making any ice. Water filter is good. Water pressure is good. Does not appear that water is being dispensed to the ice maker. Any ideas? Thanks,
For model number KSSS48QMB00
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Hello Bruce, thank you for your question. It sounds like the issue is with the water valve. The water valve might be working to dispense the water to the dispenser section but not the icemaker. I would recommend testing/replacing the water valve part number WP2188786. I hope this helps!

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David
September 3, 2019
The water dispenser is no working and it is not making ice
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Hello David, thank you for your question. If the water dispenser is not working and there is no ice being made you may want to check the water valve to be sure the water is coming into the unit. If there is no water flow the ice and water will not work. The part number is PartSelect Number: PS11739129. I hope this helps!

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