I have a GE Model TFX30PRYA WW refrigerator with yellowing dispenser housing (model WR17X10190). I would order this part as replacement if I could get adequate instructions for removing and re-installing this item. The FAQ indicates that a chute heater assembly may be required to complete the re-installation, but those instructions are for a water dispenser. Does that also hold true for replacing only the dispenser housing? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Answer Hello Dietmar! You can replace the dispenser recess by itself. Your replacement is part numebr WR17X10190. Remove power (breaker). Remove top hinge cover. Disconnect the molex wire connector, it supplies voltage to the fountain controls. Remove the glass spill catcher. Unclasp the fountain keypad. Remove the fountain board. Remove the shield which houses the chute flapper and the actuator pad. Keep undressing front to back taking note of any elect. connections. Then finally you can unbolt the dispenser recess assy.
I want to replace AP2063799. Does the trim AP2070390 just snap off from the front? Should I replace AP2071403 too?
Answer Don, Yes, the dispenser trim snaps on and off. You'll need a stiff blade putty knife(with tape on the end or a screwdriver, and carefully insert it between the trim and the outer door panel and carefully pry the trim away from the panel. The dispenser recess, could have a tendency to condensate under certian weather and environmental conditions, you may want to order and install it, it'll get damaged if you were to try and transfer it to the new recess. Good Luck and Thanks