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Metmagic2k 01-29-2007 10:44 AM

Frigidaire Ice/Water Dispenser
I have a Frigidaire side by side, model number FRS26BH6CB1. The lever that dispenses water snapped off, I took the front off when looking to see if I could replace it. After doing so the ice and water don't seem to work anymore. The lights on the front for ice and water are not working anymore. Before I started at least they both still worked, now its like there is no power to the controls. Any help is appreciated. Thanks

jeff1 01-29-2007 11:34 PM



I took the front off when looking to see if I could replace it. After doing so the ice and water don't seem to work anymore. The lights on the front for ice and water are not working anymore.
Door safety switch ( light switch ), loose/off wire, ribbon cable for front buttons off/loose, bad board, child lock are somethings that can make the dispensor dead. Probably a good idea to retrace your steps.


The lever that dispenses water snapped off
Ice/Water actuator, black


Metmagic2k 01-30-2007 08:12 AM

Thanks, I'll look at those things. It just seems that its some type of switch or connection that I'm missing when putting the cover back on, it worked before I opened it, and it seemed to come off very easily. Does that ribbon cable just unplug? It seems to be on there really good!

jeff1 01-30-2007 07:28 PM


Does that ribbon cable just unplug?


It seems to be on there really good!
Right way around?


Metmagic2k 01-31-2007 07:52 AM

Jeff, just let me say that I appreciate your help here! Water and Ice were still working before I took the front molding off(the lights on the front were still on). I did nothing but look, I did NOT take the ribbon cable off. The molding did kind of fall before I realized that there was a cable connecting things. So I just took the molding off and looked, did not remove anything. Do you know if that ribbon cable just unplugs? I really dont want to take things apart untill I get help figuring out why there is no lights now. I may just have to bite the bullet and call a tech to take care of this whatever the cost. Thanks again.

jeff1 01-31-2007 10:44 PM


Do you know if that ribbon cable just unplugs?
Yes correct.


Metmagic2k 02-01-2007 08:41 AM

Thanks, I will now feel confident working with that ribbon cable. I'll let you know.:thumbsup:

Metmagic2k 02-01-2007 04:15 PM

Jeff, thanks alot for all your help on this one. It was the ribbon cable that was partially unplugged from the front mounting. The water and Ice are working again and I'm now able to purchase he broken actuator. Saved me some money here on a service call. Thanks again.:thumbup:


jeff1 02-01-2007 05:11 PM

Thankx for the update! :)


p8riot 12-11-2007 10:48 AM

Frigidaire side-by-side water dispenser problem
I am having similar troubles to "Metmagic2k". Water dispenser does not dispense water.
- Ice maker is still getting water, and making Ice.
- Water is available at the connection just below door hinge on front bottom of unit. (I disconnected this coupling and while pushing on the lever for water, I had great pressure/flow).
- When pressing the water dispenser lever, a humming noise can be heard, but no water comes out. I believe this noise is the solenoid valve at back rear of unit. And I believe based on the next line up, that that valve is working as intended.
- I inserted a pipe cleaner into the dispenser outlet, and it goes in about 8-10 inches before stopping.

Any ideas? Is there another valve (in the door), down stream of the solenoid valve may have failed? do you have a diagram that clearly shows the water dispenser "guts" inside the door? I removed the molding around the door dispenser (being careful of the ribbon connector), and cannot see how to get behind the water dispenser actuator.

Thanks for any help you can offer!!!!!

Mr Hegemon 10-26-2008 06:06 PM

How to remove that Frigidaire Door Dispenser Faceplate
I just successfully removed the faceplate on my Frigidaire side-by-side refrigerator and wanted to share how I did it in hopes that it may help someone else. My model number is FRS64EW0, but it sounds like most of the dispenser faceplates are the same.

Step 1: Remove the tray at the bottom. This can be tough because it feels like it's going to break as it's being removed. However, once removed, the imprinted message says that the piece is dishwasher safe. I assume that this means it should be removed periodically for cleaning. I removed this by wedging a wide, sharp screwdriver between the tray and the refrigerator door. I worked first, prying on the side away from the door handle and then the side the door handle is on. It does take a little more pressure than I was comfortable applying to remove this piece.

Step 2: Remove the three screws that are exposed by the removal of the catch tray. These are at the bottom of the faceplate.

Step 3: Slide the faceplate up to remove it. There are no more screws. I had to wedge a putty knife in the upper area between the faceplate and the door to assist me in sliding this up, but it should slide up on its own.

That's it, now the innards of the dispenser are exposed and any furthar disassembly is obvious.

I hope this helps.:thumbup:

sv9779 10-26-2008 07:56 PM

You can take the water line off the valve in back of the frig and push on the dispenser to se if the valve is working. Could be a simple as the resevour in the frig being frozen.

archer.81 01-18-2009 01:13 PM

hi, can anyone help. i snapped the water lever off my frigidaire, model no. FRS 25 V4AW3. Can anyone please tell me where i can get a replacement and how to replace it?
thanks for any help

GeneW 01-26-2009 04:41 PM

help with similar problem

I followed this post to fix my broken water actuator and the ribbon cable did come off when I did it. Now when I reattach the ribbon cable, the ice dispenser activates even though the actuator switch is not pushed.

any help is appriecated before I start swapping the $80-$100 for each board.


Chemist1961 01-28-2009 05:41 AM

Guys, I don't know if this is the same issue or not but my Frigidaire FRS20ZRG frequently gets ice build up in the chute when my son flips the switch back and forth while fillling a cup.
The water hose freezes and won't dispense until I empty the ice jam in the chute. It just hums. Once I empty the chute, after afew minutes the water line thaws and we're back in business.Thre seem to a numbers of posts here about various Frigidaires with similar trouble.

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