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Old 01-28-2009, 02:55 PM   #16
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The water actuator on my side by side stainless steel fridge snapped off. I have the replacement part to replace the actuator, but am looking for some detailed step by step instructions on how to actually install this thing.

I am pretty un-mechanically inclined, so the more detail you can put in, the better.

Thank you in advance for your assistace.

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Old 02-09-2009, 09:07 PM   #17
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hi,

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.

Gene
I had the exact same problem happen. Did you get it to work and what
did you have to do?

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Old 02-10-2009, 09:07 AM   #18
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Sorry........did not try to fix it yet..I've ordered the part, but am afraid to start.
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Sorry........did not try to fix it yet..I've ordered the part, but am afraid to start.
Did you order the Control or the Relay Panel?
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Old 03-27-2009, 08:00 PM   #20
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i had a similiar problem, and mine turned out to be due to a design flaw, that Frigidaire is well aware of, but chooses to do nothing about, including keeping the part in stock.

My problem was the ice maker, and door dispenser completely stopped working, so did the inside light on the freezer side. Service guy came out and diagnosed it as a failed motherboard. He ordered the part and returned a couple weeks later to slap it in. No change. So he picks up the phone and calls Frigidaire, who tells him to take a look at a wire harness to see if it fell into the waterpan and shorted out. Sure enough, that's the culprit. it seems they glue these harnesses to the chasasis, but the glue will "dry out" and the connector falls into the water. Took 6 weeks for the part to come in!!

Luckily for me, my unit was still under the extended warranty, because if it wasn't, you know as well as I that they would have made me pay for the service as well as the part, even though they knew they screwed the pooch on this one. I hate the fact that they knew about this and didn't do something proactive about it, but the least they could have done is keep a part they fully expect to fail on hand to limit the down time!!!

I will be sure to buy a different brand when it's time for a new one....
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Slightly off topic, but we removed the bottom portion of the face plate (#23 in the diagram) to clean it and now we can't get it to stay on. Anytime we get ice or water the thing slides out. Its more then just a little annoying, what are we doing wrong? Taking it off was not hard.
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It should just slide in and snap in place
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That's what we thought but it doesn't. Slides in and slides right back out if we even look at it wrong. I can't see anything that would 'snap'. I suppose we could have broken it when removing it, but if we did it wasn't obvious. oh well, I suppose some super glue will do the trick.
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PUT A NEW POWER CONTROL BOARD still no power to my ice and water dispenser on my Fridgidaire Making me crazy ..Please any advise Would be really appreciated
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Do you have power going to the board? Check the wires going from the door to the cabinet. Is the touch board ok? Make sure the ribbon cable isn't installed upside down. (very easy to install wrong.)
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Old 03-31-2010, 03:42 AM   #26
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I couldn't find any directions to help install the actuator once I got it so I made my own as I did it to help those who found themselves in the same situation. Here is a link to the PDF I made... Before you start however be sure to unplug the fridge from the wall. The who project only took me 30 minutes and I am sure nothing will be harmed having it unpluged for that amount of time or even three times that if things go bad, LOL.

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http://www.rharriman.com/SupportFile...eplacement.pdf
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tricky,

I had the same problem, broken water lever. Orderd part on e-bay for $13.50 to the door. It will probably be a week or so before it gets here, but I'm ready to fix it. Your post is very good, great pics!!! Just how hard is it to get the water pipe back on? I'll let you know how it goes. Maybe you should post this on INSTRUCTABLES.COM.

Thanks,

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Just how hard is it to get the water pipe back on? I'll let you know how it goes. Maybe you should post this on INSTRUCTABLES.COM.

Jim,

Will have to check out INSTRUCTABLES.COM, thanks for the suggestion.

As for how hard is it, it not that bad and can be improved if you use a metal rod to align the tube to the hole as you push it in. What makes it difficult is the hose is too short to get a good hold of. Good luck and thanks for the kind words...

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I'll have to let you know how it goes. Obviously at $13.50 it's getting sent by hitchiker! But just for a heads up, where do I align the rod? I'm guessing the tube comes up from the bottom, can it fall back in the door?

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Jim,

The tube comes from the top and no it can't fall back into the door, it is fairly stiff and short. What I meant by aligning the tube using a rod is this:

Extend a rod up through the hole where the tube pokes through and then place the rod into the tube as you move the water/ice dispenser unit up the rod will guide the tube to the hole then just push it onto the tube. The tube is stiff enough I think that will work fine and make the whole job much easier.

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