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
Would you please tell me the easiest way to install the AP2063799 water dispenser part.
Answer Hi Brad. 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. Part # WR17X10190 from the front. You need to buy another chute heater assy and apply as instructions supplied.Part # WR51X353. Reverse reassembly. Thank You.
When we bought our house this fridge came with it. However it had been turned off with the doors closed for about 6 weeks and there was a lot of mold growth. We cleaned the icemaker inside the freezer pretty well but p/n AP2063799 still has a lot of mold up in there that we can't reach. How can I get access to this? Do I take off the top frame of freezer, slide the freezer door panel off, then remove the trim plate to get at it? I'm also wondering if there are other parts I can't see that may have had mold growth. I just wonder when I dispense water if I'm getting water that has passed over mold or not. Are there any other parts I should try to clean or just replace?
Answer Leslie, You may have to loosen or remove the trim strips around the door, if you have decorator panels. if no panels are present, you can unplug the power cord first, then 1. Use a screwdriver to unlock the tabs at the bottom of the control panel. Slide the bottom
out and down. 2. Disconnect the wiring harness connectors. 3. Remove 4 Phillips screws in the door dispenser housing. 4. Slide out the housing and disconnect the target switch and dispenser light connectors. 5. Spread out the locking tabs and remove the switch.( you should label all the wires and connectors at this point,it'll be a lot easier to re assemble the dispenser).
6. Push the chute duct door locking tabs back and raise the assembly above the locking tabs. 7. Push the lower armature locking tabs (under the assembly) back and lift up the entire assembly. You can then wash out all the mold you're describing and reverse the procedure and plug the power cord back in and test the dispenser for operation. Good Luck and Thanks