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Electrical strap connecting module to housing selector

I followed the advise on "fixya" for replacing my water paddle actuator but in the process the "strap" or wire connecting the main part to the electrical part of the housing that allows you to select the options became loose. It is unclear to me how to reattach.

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Re: electrical strap connecting module to housing...

Model # is always a good start. Which end came loose? Look on the ribbon and you will see where it is written top or up, that is if it pulled loose from the board located in the dispenser housing in the door itself. If you pulled it loose from the user interface board (in the frame that mounts on the outside with the buttons on it) get a good light and look inside the connector socket. Inside the socket you should be able to see the metal contact surfaces. Make sure the metal contact surfaces of the ribbon mate to the socket metal contact surfaces and you are in business again. On the user interface end can be connected either way without damage but will only work if plugged in correct.
I hope this helped and please don't forget to rate me if it did.

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