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Replacing the water dispenser lever

How do I access the inside of the water/ice dispenser unit to replace the water dispenser lever? The part of the lever where the glass makes contact (the part marked 'water') is scratched and worn and I would like to replace it myself as soon as I get the part.

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SOURCE: Ice dispenser not working

Pull out auger & try With Out auger in place with door open and see if auger motor will spin with out auger and tray IN.. you with have to push door switch in to get auger to work .. with door open

Posted on Sep 12, 2007

SOURCE: ice "door" on dispenser

This happened to me this week. I removed the cover as you suggested. After sliding it up you must disconnect the ribbon cable to the buttons, which involves depressing a locking tab. I then noticed one of the two plastic mounting points for hinges for the ice chute door flap (part of the black plastic frame) was cracked. I repaired this (the part was still hanging by a thread of plastic) using two part 5 min epoxy resin. Note disc-like damper which must be inserted into the cylinder when reattaching the door flap and attaches to an arm that connects to the door flap near the hinge. I'll let the epoxy set overnight before attempting reassembly...

Posted on Sep 29, 2007

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SOURCE: ice dispenser spring in door

There should be two slots in the bottom of the panel. Use a screwfriver to pop this out. You will have to unscrew the electrical panel to expose the dispenser area. Be wure to unplug the unit first and be careful not to break any wires.

Posted on Sep 23, 2008

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SOURCE: the water dispenser, ice dispenser and the light

check for power at the switches in the panel, if you have power then the circuit board has likely died

Posted on Jul 10, 2009

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SOURCE: water won't come out of the dispenser

check for if that source line is either pinched, clogged, severed or a routing valve or solenoid needs replaced.

Also check the house line where you tapped into that supplies the refrigerators water.

Posted on Jul 27, 2009

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SOURCE: Water dispenser works, ice maker makes ice but doe not dispense

Remove the ice bucket/container from inside the freezer compartment. Examine underneath at the front of the container to see if ice cubes are lodged between the metal blades. If cubes are caught in this area, they will prevent ice from dropping into the glass/cup.

Posted on Feb 22, 2010

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More than likely the microswitch for the water lever has failed or broken.
You'll need to access the dual water valve on the back of the unit to determine that when you press the lever - the solonoid on the valve is getting voltage.
If it is getting the turn on voltage - the solenoid is bad and needs replacing.
If it is not getting a signal voltage - the switch is bad.
CLICK HERE for all the diagrams to your unit.
Unfortunately - most parts on this unit are unavailable. I have checked 3-4 different vendors.
This unit also uses a electronic board controller instead of individual components that can be easily replaced.
The replacement module for this unit is $376 and can be seen HERE as part #38C.
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Contacting the Manufacturer may be your best bet in finding replacement parts or an authorized repair center that can access the parts.
CLICK HERE for their service locator.

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I have a 12 year old Whirlpool side-by-side refridgerator (ed20db) with water and ice dispenser. I have not used the water dispenser for years, but for some reason when I hit the lever yesterday, it did...

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