How do I test a switch part no. 2162361 for continuity?
Answer Hello Jose. The micro-switch is marked. Should read NO and COM. When testing, as you press the button, the contact should close for continuity. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
I HAVE REPLACED THE SELONOID AND MOTOR BUT NO ICE FROM DISPENSER. WHATS LEFT MICROSWITCH OR MODULE. THE WATER WORKS. ARE THERE TWO MICROSWITCHES?
You will want to check the dispenser bracket for broken pegs where the switch is located. You do this by using a flat blade under the lower front of the dispenser panel and pop the lower part out. Once out you can take the panel off and inspect the bracket.
Hi, My water dispenser is not working, however ice dispenser is working. I thought the micro switch was broken so, I switched them around between ice dispenser and water dispenser. The ice dispenser still works but water dispenser does not. I hear the click noise when I hold the lever, so the lever is pushing the switch on micro switch. I saw the water flowing from back of the refrigerator when the ice maker is turned on. We always keep it off as we rarely use it. What could be the problem here? Thank you, Sam
Answer Hello Sam,
This sounds like the water line in the door and/or the water reservoir in the bottom of the fresh food section has frozen. You can try turning the freezer temperature setting to a warmer setting and the fresh food setting to a colder setting. This will increase the air circulation throughout the unit and stop the cold air from "migrating" to the bottom. When you do this, you need to let the units' temperature stabilize for 24 hours before attempting to dispense water. If this isn't fast enough for you, you can remove a crisper drawer and heat the water reservoir with a hair dryer.