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GE SxS with dispenser in door. Dispenser switch won't shut off.

How do I remove and clean the activator switch on the ice/water dispenser in the door? It's apparently dirty and is very slow to shut off after the glass is removed.

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  • ronwelch Dec 28, 2008

    It had nothing to do with the water valve. The micro switch that cuts off the ice and water from dispensing was sluggish. I removed the micro switch, cleaned it, lubricated it and reassembled. Everything was OK.



    I don't understand why you say the water valve was bad. The water valve is not even a part of the dispenser system.

  • kirbymerrell Jan 03, 2009

    water/ ice sticks on for a second. How do I get to the switch or spring or whatever needs attention.

    I don't see any screws.

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That is not a problem with your switch you have a bad water valve replace it and you should be fine

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  • Steven Carter Dec 28, 2008

    the water valve is part of it and what happens is the spring in the water valve gets weak so when you take your glass away from paddle it want close valve fast enough

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