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Ice door will not close fully. Door assembly pin mount broken off of dispenser housing. Is there a repair part available or does dispenser housing need to be replaced? Model # ED5JHEXTB00 refrigerator

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fridgetech
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SOURCE: Whirlpool side-by-side refrigerator ice dispenser

First pull out the ice bucket and close the door.  Set for cubed ice.  Press the button for ice to come out and listen for a loud clunk noise.  That is the sound of the solenoid.  You can open the door, hold the light switch and press the button and watch for the solenoid moving up and down.  Solenoid is at the back of the freezer in a little square opening where the rod on the ice bucket goes into.  If that solenoid is moving ok then put the bucket back in while the solenoid is in the down position and cubes should work.  If solenoid is not working then it will need to be replaced.  Let me know what you find.

Posted on Oct 14, 2007

watugot
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SOURCE: Frost buildup in ice-dispenser tube

Open the freezer door and look down the ice chute while you shine a flashlite up the dispenser cute from the outside. If you see light around the chute door, it needs to be replaced. The problem you describe is almost always air laekage around that flap. Post back if you need more help.

Posted on Oct 20, 2007

aborcass
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SOURCE: Ice dispenser motor not working

try removing the ice bin from unit, try using dispensor now, can you hear it turning now??? if so empty your ice bucket possible frozen water on bottom of bucket preventing auger from turning

Posted on Feb 26, 2008

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SOURCE: Whirlpool refrigerator ice dispenser

The front cover is snapped on. There should be two slots in the bottom of the cover. Put a wide screw driver in the slots one at a time and pry out. It snaps off very hard.

Posted on Apr 24, 2008

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SOURCE: Whirlpool GD5SHAXKQ00 Ice/Water dispenser

Hey,

It's pretty easy to remove by yourself. DO NOT force it or it will probably break. Nice and easy will do it. You'll need a flat headed screw-driver and a towel.

-There are 4 retaining tabs. 2 on top and 2 on the bottom.

-Remove the drip tray in the dispenser area

-Start with the bottom. Before starting, look underneath the surround (yes--bend down, stoop or lie on the floor -- your preference) You will see 2 thin slots. That's exactly where the tabs are. Do one tab at a time.

-Place the folded towel under the surround at the same time you are placing the screwdriver tip gently at the slot---DON'T apply pressure to the screw-driver yet.
(The towel will protect the paint and by being folded will provide a slight leverage for the screwdriver) Hold the towel against the door with the same hand you're holding the screw-driver with. If you can't....then cry for help.

-With your free hand press down firmly on the lower part of the surround (where you removed drip tray from) ...at the same time GENTLY pry with the screw-driver.
It shout pop out pretty easily.

-Repeat for the other bottom tab.

-For the top tabs, lift the entire surround up and then out.

-Remove the wiring harness and VOILA!!!

-Show off to your wife.




Posted on Jul 03, 2008

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In looking up this partial model # KSRS25, it shows you have
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If the dispenser is broken and doesn't open or close properly the dispenser lever might need to be replaced.





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If the detergent dispenser cover is broken and the detergent dispenser doesn't work, the dispenser assembly should be replaced.





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If the dispenser will not release the detergent the actuator connected between the wax motor and the dispenser might be broken. Check the wax motor actuator and replace it if necessary.





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If the dispenser is broken and doesn't open or close properly the dispenser lid may have to be replaced.





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If the dishwasher dispenser doesn't work the problem is often related to the release mechanism. If the problem is with the dispenser itself, it may be easier to replace the entire dispenser.





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If the dispenser is broken and doesn't open during the wash cycle the dispenser door spring may have to be replaced.





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If the dispenser is broken and doesn't open or close properly the dispenser door latch may have to be replaced.





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There is an electrically powered device called a wax motor which opens the detergent dispenser. If the dispenser is broken and will not open to release the detergent, the wax motor might need to be replaced.





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If the dishwasher dispenser doesn't work the bi-metal actuator might be burned out or defective. The bi-metal is a simple metal loop which acts as a latch for the dispenser door. As electricity is applied to the metal loop, the loop deforms and bends away from the latch, releasing it. If the bi-metal is burned out it won't deform or release the detergent door.





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Icemaker flap door doesn't shut completely resulting in in frost layers forming on and around ice bucket and water leaking into the drip tray and ice forming on freezer door near the freezer door.


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