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Water Actuator is broken.

The actuator paddle you press to dispense water has broken off at the base. I have ordered a replacement part but can't figure out how to get the broken part out. Can anyone help. Thanks.

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  • hon2007 Nov 24, 2007

    Thank you for your instruction, however i needed to know, in which direction and how to remove the drip tray. How do you snap the tray out.

  • pj149 Mar 01, 2008

    How do you remove the plastic so you can replace a broken water paddle.

  • coolvt86 Oct 13, 2008

    water accuator handle instrall

  • Anonymous Nov 20, 2008

    paddle broke off at base

  • shah255 Nov 26, 2008

    I dont think we can pull the drainage tray out...

  • Anonymous Jan 31, 2009

    paddle broke off how do I replace it?

  • joshguru22 Jun 06, 2010

    actuator paddle to dispense water is broken how do i get the broken part out

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I had the same problem with my water dispenser and since they were willing to sell me a part but provided no directions and I couldn't locate any I decided to make my own for those who might need them. Here is a link to a PDF I made, hope it helps.

http://www.rharriman.com/SupportFiles/FridgeActuatorReplacement.pdf

Before starting this job I would also like to warn all to please be save and UNPLUG the fridge. The whole job took me less then 30 minutes and I doubt anything will go bad in that amount of time.

Posted on Mar 31, 2010

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  • casewalk17 Sep 09, 2010

    WOW!!! You are a wizard - thank you so much for the ONLY helpful instructions on the web!!! The photo steps were perfect; awesome idea and so gracious of you for posting them! Thanks :)

  • jasont767 Sep 24, 2010

    Excellent guide! I was shocked that this tiny plastic part cost $75-$80. I'm very thankful that I was able to replace the part using this guide, thus forgoing an even more expensive repair. Thank You Kind Sir!!

  • gmmusser Jan 14, 2011

    THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!! Awesome information and help. I DID have trouble with the water hose...very awkward position and it was tough slotting that into the hole again! Anyway, had everything put back together but obviously the water hose was not in position and water trickled and "leaked". No bit deal! When I got to that point again and was able to slip the hose in position, I was able to "hold" the water hose that was poking out with a pair of needle nose pliers. :) SUCCESS....THANKS SO MUCH!

  • mcasey262 Jun 11, 2011

    Like the others on here, I want to thank you for sharing that .pdf. It saved me a lot of time. The only step that made me nervous was the first step. I was afraid that I was going to break the plastic on the bottom that snaps out. I was worried that if the little actuator cost $77 it would be very expensive to replace that bottom piece.

    Fortunately it came off, and the rest went smoothly. Thanks again for your help!

  • Savyguy Jul 02, 2011

    Thank you... excellent detail, you are right.. i did everything until the part of putting back the hose, i can't and is killing me!!

  • ldelizo Jul 27, 2011

    Thank you SO much for your guide.

    The water hose reinstallation is indeed very tricky. To solve this, I got a chopstick (wooden from a take out place), broke it in half, stuck the top thicker end of the half chopstick into the end of the plastic hose, then used the stick to sort of "thread" the hose into the hole.

    The hose is so stiff that when you re-install the dispenser unit and push the unit it into place, the hose is forced into the hole and will stick out a little (as before). Obviously, don't leave the chopstick in there.

    AGAIN, THANK YOU FOR THE EXCELLENT GUIDE. It was a lifesaver!

  • shaasif Aug 04, 2011

    YOU ROCK@!!!!!! Mine just broke and I swear that when I looked at your first pic I thought someone broke into my house and took a pic of my fridge...

  • Tcbking Aug 15, 2011

    Thank you very much. This was the only truly helpful set of instructions that I could find. It was so much easier without second guessing myself and doing it on my own. Thanks.

  • David Hay Dec 11, 2011

    Trying to download pdf, and it is displaying an error.

    Can anyone help, please?!!!! Please let me know how to get pdf, send it to me, or give me some step by step instructions. Thanks!!!

  • app_3rp12648 Mar 26, 2013

    OH no! I really need these instructions! Could you upload them again with a new link here? the link is bad!

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I just replaced the water actuator. The problem is getting access to the actuator. this is what i did; turn off the power Remove the drain tray it just snaps out. remove the 3 screws behind the tray. carefully lift the panel up and out. There is a short control wire connecting the panel to the frig so be careful. remove the water hose from the outlet hole and remove the ice and water module. the rest is self explanatory.

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This diagram may help you see what's behind all that stuff. Let me know if it helps or if you need something better. http://www.partselect.com/Schematics/Frigidaire/YZ41HPYZ.gif

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What happens if your helper drops the front panel and the control ribbon comes out of the front board? Since I put it back together the ice dispenser will not stop running. Do I have to replace the board to fix this?

Posted on Jun 16, 2008

  • mukeshwani Apr 22, 2011

    I have the same problem. Replaced the water actuator and put everything back, once I plug in the ribbon back into the door panel the ice dispenser will not stop running. Any ideas?a

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Just replacede the paddle on FRS6HF55KS frigidaire and all seems good but no power and nothing works now

Posted on Dec 23, 2009

  • befahrendorf Dec 23, 2009

    FRS6HF55KS frigidaire i replaced the water paddle and now, no power or water



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