Water dispenser actuator broke. Will it be necessary to remove the inside of the freezer door to replace or can it be replaced on the outside of the door? Someone told us it would be necessary to remove the inside of the door to replace but we saw a You Tube video that showed replacing if from the outside.
This water dispenser actuator would be replaced from the outside of the door and not from removing the inner door panel. To remove the outer panel you will want to use a flat blade and push it up under the bottom of the trim. Pry out on the bottom of the trim and it will pop loose. Then you can remove the screws holding the black housing that holds the actuator out and remove and replace.
Trying to replace the water actuator. The three screws to take the front panel off are rusted in place and I cannot unscrew. Tried using WD-40 to no avail. Any suggestions?
Answer Moe, You may want to try using a #2 Phillips "clutch" head tip or screw driver. You can usually get a better purchase on the screw head and may be able to remove them. Of course they're rusted because the screws pass through the metal door liner, and apparently there's been some water spillage into the drip tray area. You may wind up snapping off the screw heads, or you may have to drill them out and extract the screw shank with pliers. Either way try and be careful.
The water dispenser in the door has a very slow but constant drip, is there an adjustment or will a new lever fix this problem? It seems to leak right out of the tube where the water comes out to fill your glass.
Answer Marcus, have you changed the filter lately? If so, try purging the water tube by dispensing at least a gallon of water continuously. If this does not correct the issue you'll need to replace the water inlet valve, part number 242252702. Thanks.