My water dispenser panel has started to chip and peel and I would like to replace it myself. How do I remove the panel to replace it?
Answer Hello Bud. The water dispenser assembly incorporates the
interface used for temperature control and features.
The interface has 2 tabs that hold it to the cradle
support. The tabs are located above 2 slots located
behind the bottom of the interface.
To remove the water dispenser assembly:
1. Using a flat-blade screwdriver, push up on each
tab, then pry the bottom of the interface away
from the dispenser recess. 2. Carefully lower the interface and disconnect the
2 wire harnesses.
3. Remove the 4 Phillips-head screws and the
cradle support from the dispenser recess. 4. Lift and remove the drip tray.
Note: There are 2 plastic wedges that help hold the
top of the trim flush against the door panel. If the
wedges are not installed the trim will fi t loosely.
5. Using a pair of long-nose pliers, pull out the 2
plastic wedges. Note: The dispenser trim is held to the dispenser
recess by 5 retaining tabs along each side and 2 at
6. Using your hands or a plastic putty knife,
carefully lift or pry the dispenser trim away from
the dispenser recess.