I previously repaired the wires at the bottom of the freezer door twice. Now one wire is faulty but it appears the fault is in the door. The above answers indicate the freezer door liner does not have to be removed, but rather a new harness is snaked through the door. Is this correct? Also,I am confused as to the mention of removing the water tube. Is that because the door needs to be removed? Also has there been any change in the design of the replacement harness so that the breaks don't reoccur?
Answer Hi Harold. The inner door panel is not a replaceable part. So you need to use a strong thin rope on the fountain controls wiring and pull the harness out from the bottom of the door. This in turn will leave you with a pull rope for the new harness part # 2187667. The water tube should be in a separate channel parallel to the harness. Improper door installation and wiring/hinge twisting s the issue. So if the wires are twisted together and pushed through the hinge, as the door opens and closes the wires will pull against one another and break. Route all wires so they have opening and closing slack. Thank You.
How do you remove the dispenser facade without breaking anything. Are there plastic clips I should be aware of? Do I slide the facade up or down to disconnect or do I Pry the facade from the top or bottom or side to side? Any suggestions? Thanks again, Jim
Answer Hello Jim. 1. Unplug the refrigerator or disconnect the
2. Pull out the ice & water dispenser drip tray. 3. Position the drip tray upside down under
the ice & water dispenser control panel,
and pry the bottom edge of the panel out
at the two small slots with a large-bladed
screwdriver. 4. Disconnect the control panel switch connector
from the wiring harness and remove
the panel. 5. Disconnect the three wire connectors and
the green ground wire from the switch
6. Remove the two hex-head screws from
the switch subpanel and remove the panel. 7. Open the refrigerator and freezer doors
and remove the two screws from the base
grille and remove the grille from the front of
the unit. 8. Place a container near the base grille to
catch the water in the next step. 9. Disconnect the water dispenser fill tube
from the union, slide the nut off the end of
the tube, and allow the water to drain into
10. If possible, pull the water dispenser fill
tube through the wire tie, or cut the tie. 11. At the dispenser, pull the water dispenser
fill tube out of the dispenser hole.
12. Remove the water dispenser fill tube
bracket from the end of the old fill tube and
install it on the end of the new tube. Leave
approximately 1? of tubing for the spout.
Regarding the question above about removing the door gasket screws inside the gasket fold. I peeled back the gasket folds and did not find any screws. It looks as if the inside of the freezer door is held on by double sided tape. Any suggestions? Thanks, Jim
Answer Jim, You are correct, the door liner is "foamed in" and cannot be removed. You will need to remove the dispenser facade, switch panel, and controls board(s). Remove the door assembly from the refrigerator disconnect the wiring harness and the water tube from the cabinet connections. A5tach a strong string or flexible wire to the wiring harness and extract it through the dispenser body on the fronmt of the door. Attach the string to the new wire harness and carefully "snake" the new harness through the door and out the bottom of the door.