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Ice and Water Actuator Switch

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PartSelect Number PS2050940
Manufacturer Part Number 55440-2
Manufactured by Whirlpool
Product Description

Ice and Water Actuator Switch Specifications

This ice and water actuator switch is an inch long. It is black on one side and white on the other. This switch is made of plastic and has two metal prongs extending from its body.

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Troubleshooting
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Not dispensing water
This part works with the following products:
Refrigerator.
This part works with the following products:
Admiral, Maytag, Jenn-Air, Magic Chef.
Part# 55440-2 replaces these:
AP4060431, 649388, 55440-1, 55440-2
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    the ice/water actuator switch burnt out and was stuck on.
    Removed the rubber cover over the actuator switch. Used a screwdriver to remove the switch, disconnected the wires. I then removed the switch from the mounting bracket using a small philips head screw driver. Installed the new switch on the mounting bracket then installed the switch onto the freezer door. The only difficult part was installing the rubber cover. Now I just need to repair the damage to my hardwood floors and carpet from all the water.
    • Jon from Nampa, ID
    • Difficulty Level:
      Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      15 - 30 mins
    • Tools:
      Screw drivers
    • Parts Used:
      55440-2
    11 of 13 people found this instruction helpful.
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    Ice Maker would not shut off.
    Removed the rubber gasket and checked the switch. The switch displayed signs of scorching and the plastic was very brittle. Removed the switch which was held in by a small bracket and one screw. Replaced switch on bracket and remounted the switch. It took longer to reinstall the rubber gasket that to diagnoise and repair the switch. This was a very easy repair and the time from the part order to receiving it was two days. I'm very pleased with the part availability and quick shipping.
    • Vernon from Festus, MO
    • Difficulty Level:
      Really Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      Less than 15 mins
    • Tools:
      Screw drivers
    • Parts Used:
      55440-2
    5 of 7 people found this instruction helpful.
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    Ice cubes would not stop discharging
    After going to manufacturer's web site and customer service phone, was unable to locate the correct switch in the dispenser area on the door. Your web site had the picture of the switch and it was right on and in stock. Shipping was quick and inexpensive. Repair went quick and all is well.
    • solomon from henrico, NC
    • Difficulty Level:
      A Bit Difficult
    • Total Repair Time:
      15 - 30 mins
    • Tools:
      Pliers, Screw drivers
    • Parts Used:
      55440-2
    3 of 5 people found this instruction helpful.
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    Water / Ice dispenser would not stop flowing / running
    Our 20+ year old Maytag refrigerator suddenly started dispensing water one day without anyone near the refrigerator. Thankfully, my wife was nearby; my son temporarily solved the problem by shutting off water to the house. The ice dispenser unit has a "Lock" switch which turns off power to the ice & water dispenser. With the switch in the "lock" position, we were able to continue using the refrigerator (and turn the water back on) until I was able to get a replacement part.

    The biggest hurdle that I encountered was removing the trim; I spent perhaps an hour and a half trying to figure it out. In the end it turned out to be easy and would have been perhaps half an hour job total had I known the trick. So... to remove the trim on a Maytag RSW2400, you remove a single Phillips head screw on the bottom of the trim. The trim then slides to the left and can be removed.

    The next mistake I made was removing the entire dispenser unit. Instead, if you look closely, there are screws which may be used to disassemble part of it, leaving the ice/water dispenser housing mounted to the refrigerator door. This provides access to the ice/water actuator switch. Perform this disassembly and access to the switch becomes obvious.

    The switch is held in place with a single Phillips screw. Make sure that you've disconnected the power to the fridge well before this point because, AFAICT, 120VAC flows through this switch! The switch that I replaced didn't appear to be in bad shape and, once removed, the switch seemed to work correctly when I tested it with an ohmmeter. I replaced it anyway.

    Reassembly was straightforward and easy. Better still, ice and water are now dispensed correctly again.
    • Kevin from FOUNTAIN HLS, AZ
    • Difficulty Level:
      A Bit Difficult
    • Total Repair Time:
      1- 2 hours
    • Tools:
      Screw drivers
    • Parts Used:
      55440-2
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          Model Cross Reference
          This part works with the following models:
          PartSelect Number: PS2050940
          Manufacturer Part Number: 55440-2
          Brand
          Model Number
          Description
          Admiral
          19902-0A
          Refrigerator - REFRIGERATOR
          Admiral
          19903-0A
          Refrigerator - REFRIGERATOR
          Admiral
          19922-0A
          Refrigerator - REFRIGERATOR
          Admiral
          19922-7A
          Refrigerator - REFRIGERATOR
          Admiral
          19923-0A
          Refrigerator - REFRIGERATOR
          Admiral
          19923-7A
          Refrigerator - REFRIGERATOR
          Admiral
          19972-0A
          Refrigerator - REFRIGERATOR
          Admiral
          19972A
          Refrigerator - REFRIGERATOR
          Admiral
          19972B
          Refrigerator - REFRIGERATOR
          Admiral
          19972C
          Refrigerator - REFRIGERATOR
          Admiral
          19973A
          Refrigerator - REFRIGERATOR
          Admiral
          19973B
          Refrigerator - REFRIGERATOR
          Admiral
          19973C
          Refrigerator - REFRIGERATOR
          Admiral
          19992A
          Refrigerator - REFRIGERATOR
          Admiral
          19993A
          Refrigerator - REFRIGERATOR
          Admiral
          20022-0A
          Refrigerator - REFRIGERATOR
          Admiral
          20872A
          Refrigerator - REFRIGERATOR
          Admiral
          20872B
          Refrigerator - REFRIGERATOR
          Admiral
          21962A
          Refrigerator - REFRIGERATOR
          Admiral
          21962B
          Refrigerator - REFRIGERATOR
          Admiral
          21962C
          Refrigerator - REFRIGERATOR
          Admiral
          22512-0A
          Refrigerator - REFRIGERATOR
          Admiral
          22512-0B
          Refrigerator - REFRIGERATOR
          Admiral
          22572A
          Refrigerator - REFRIGERATOR
          Admiral
          22802-A
          Refrigerator - REFRIGERATOR
          Admiral
          22902-OA
          Refrigerator - REFRIGERATOR
          Admiral
          22903-7A
          Refrigerator - REFRIGERATOR
          Admiral
          22903-OA
          Refrigerator - REFRIGERATOR
          Admiral
          22912-0A
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          Admiral
          22912-0B
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