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Dispenser Actuator

$40.40
Fix Number: FIX11748745
Manufacturer #: WPW10131124
Manufactured by: Whirlpool

Product Description

Also known as a paddle. Once a glass is pressed against the actuator it will cause the dispenser to deliver ice or water when activated.

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    • Customer:
      Bruce from Central Point, OR
    • Parts Used:
      WPW10131124, WP12565502
    • Difficulty Level:
      Really Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      Less than 15 mins
    • Tools:
      Nutdriver
    Ice and Water Dispenser did not work. Paddle was warped and jammed into the recess behind the light switch area. Replaced the paddle unit.
    Removed the Drip tray and removed the two hex screws at the bottom with a nut driver. detached the face plate by pushing up. (pops off) Removed the two hex screws securing the dispenser assembly and pulled it out to access the wiring to the control board. Unplugged the wiring and removed the control panel and face plate to access the paddle/spring assembly. Used the needle nose pliers to remove the spring from the paddle assembly, popped out the paddle where it snaps in on the side opposite the spring. Fish the spring end of the paddle out of the pivot hole and reinstall the new paddle unit and spring by reversing the above process. Reassemble the wiring harnesses onto the control board and attach the ice/water assembly with the two hex screws at the top using the nut driver. Replace the face plate and reinstall the two hex screws at the bottom. Snap the face plate back into place and replace the drip tray.
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    • Customer:
      Jeffrey from Graham, NC
    • Parts Used:
      WPW10131124, W11395888
    • Difficulty Level:
      Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      15 - 30 mins
    • Tools:
      Nutdriver
    Paddle broken -no ice or water
    Start by removing the lower drip pan exposing the two nuts that hold on the outer trim. Remove the two 5/16 screws and gently pry the trim molding loose from the door. The entire touch pad and trim will come off leaving only three connections to carefully unplug. Once this is removed, there are two additional 5/16 screws holding the mechanism in place in the door. Remove screws, remove the mechanism and dislodge the hose from the clips that secure it in its place. Once this is done, all is left is to pry open the slot where the paddle rests being careful of the spring, and place the new paddle assuring the spring is in the proper slot. I had to slightly bend the end of the paddle in order to make better contact with the switch that operates the ice and water. I fine tuned this to operate with a very soft touch. Once the paddle is changed, and operates smoothly, reassemble mechanism, water tube, screws, and reattach plugs to the touch pad. Snap cover in place, return two remaining screws, and enjoy. Thank you.
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      Model Compatibility
      This part works with the following models:
      Fix Number: FIX11748745
      Manufacturer Part Number: WPW10131124
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