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Water/ice dispenser sticking on

We are having a problem with the We are having a problem with the water/ice dispenser sticking on our LG Refrigerator. It has happened a few times in the past when I would get water and it would get stuck and keep dispensing water. I kept pressing the back panel until it finally stopped. I tried to get water the other evening and it is now stuck and continues to dispense water. I finally got it to stop by opening the freezer door but once closed it would start again. I pressed the lock button on the panel which caused it to stop but the light stayed on because it was still in the “dispense mode” so I unscrewed the lightbulb. Once I unlock the water continues to dispense? Any idea as to how to fix this? on our LG Refrigerator. It has happened a few times in the past when I would get water and it would get stuck and keep dispensing water. I kept pressing the back panel until it finally stopped. I tried to get water the other evening and it is now stuck and continues to dispense water. I finally got it to stop by opening the freezer door but once closed it would start again. I pressed the lock button on the panel which caused it to stop but the light stayed on because it was still in the “dispense mode” so I unscrewed the lightbulb. Once I unlock the water continues to dispense? Any idea as to how to fix this?

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We had a problem with the water/ice dispenser on our 5-year-old LG SxS Refrigerator (LRSC 26930TT). In a panic to stop the water flow, the rubber activator boot was pulled off. The dispenser stopped once the button attached to the back of the boot was removed. Nothing was physically broken (i.e., parts intact) but the challenge was to get things (especially the boot) back in place. The key for me was to use patience: researched Internet for pointers (not too helpful), looked for schematics (even less fruitful) and exhaustively examined the panel on refrigerator (to help reverse engineer). Okay, here’s how I disassembled and reassembled without breaking any tabs or other pieces. Assuming your unit is similar, the panel is on the freezer door on the left side. You can lock the dispenser (using panel button) to preclude undesired water/ice while working. Note: the outer bezel (edge of panel) is secured by screws and should not be messed with. The main panel has tabs on all four sides. I used three screwdrivers (small to average in size) to pry the panel off. Pry the main panel working through the seam between the bezel and panel. Work your way around starting from the lower left or upper left corner. Each side of the panel has 3 or 4 tabs. Methodically work your way around using moderate force to pop the tabs loose. Once the panel is loose, you’ll need to disconnect the electrical connector at the upper left. The plug comes off and reattaches easily…don’t pull on the wires, use the plastic connector itself. Wiggle the panel free. Now you can get to the back of the boot retention bezel…the ultimate goal. Carefully push the bezel’s securing tabs (x3) through the panel and reattach the rubber boot. I used needle nose pliers to carefully pull each rubber nib through their applicable hole on the bezel. Now leave the boot/bezel assembly to the side—it’s the last step to reassembly. Note how the main panel tabs fit into their receiving slots/flanges. Reattach the electrical connector, snaps right on, and maneuver center of panel into recessed area, around ice chute/water nozzle. Slide the right and bottom sides on first—flanges, not slots for tabs—then align remainder of panel. Using moderate force, pop (punch) the remaining tabs back into their respective slots. The main panel will seat over the bezel. Now align and snap boot/bezel back into place. Finis! (No guarantees, but this procedure worked like a charm for me.)

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  • karenwith3 Sep 25, 2010

    Thanks so much for this instruction! I too have looked everywhere and this was the best info I've gotten. I (43 year old woman) just deinstalled the dispenser and replaced the display assembly frame so that I could install the newly designed funnel cone. Thanks again...without this, I might have called a repairman for this fix!

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The switch behind the Lever is sticking. You will probably have to replace the switch.

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