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Samsung RF4287HARS refrigerator -- dispenser disassembly?

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#1 DanInKansas

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 05:05 PM

In this model, the ice paddle is directly in front of the water paddle. A small plastic tab broke and fell out into the drip tray, and now the ice paddle doesn't make its switch -- instead, it travels all the way to the water paddle. The water paddle closes its switch and the unhappy customer gets water instead of ice.

I understand the problem, but looking over the machine, I don't understand how to take this beast apart without breaking more plastic. Anyone have a manual or proper disassembly instructions?

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#2 DanInKansas

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 05:17 PM

Bump. I know the part I need, but I'm about to commit seppuku on its proper disassembly and reassembly.

#3 Samurai Appliance Repair Man

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 06:51 PM

PMed you the powerpoint training presentation on this unit. Hope it helps. Let us know.



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Posted 13 May 2012 - 07:04 AM

If this is the one where the manual tells you to remove the screw under the display and all you have to do is pull up and out, well all I can say is good luck. They make it look easy, but I have had to stand on a ladder just to get enough leverage to pop those suckers off. I typically just order that whole assembly if I can because of the chance of more breakage. Then again most of the ones I have done are in warranty. Hey Samurai, can you send me that powerpoint as well?

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 12:45 PM

Oops! Sorry for the delay. PMed you the ppt file for this.

#6 DanInKansas

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 05:51 PM

Follow up on this: got it done; took about an hour. If anyone reads this in the future, the manual LIES. You do NOT pull the dispenser/user interface assembly to the right and up. You pull that assembly UP slowly and steadily, with a MILD twist to the right as you're pulling up. Keep pulling and it will pop out, and send you stumbling across the kitchen with the sudden release. There are 6 or 8 tabs. I broke the snot out of one, but the unit went back in just fine.

After you get the UI out, the fun has just started. The dispenser has a small amount of glue on it, and it will probably not want to come out of the UI assembly. I got the old dispenser out by destroying it with my pliers and twisting the remains out with a screwdriver.

#7 Samurai Appliance Repair Man

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 05:58 PM

Great info, Dan, domo! Some video or photos would be awesome if you got 'em.

#8 DanBucher

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 06:34 PM

I'm having the same issue with my Samsung RF4287HARS.  I as well cannot figure out how to get the ice paddle assembly apart.  Could I get a copy of the power point referenced above?  Thanks.



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Posted 25 March 2013 - 09:12 PM

Here ya go, budrow ==> http://appliantology...ntation-bundle/



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Posted 12 August 2014 - 09:44 PM

Like Dan said.. The UI takes much pulling pressure upwards and then to right and left kinda of a wiggle out once it starts until the tabs pop. The dispenser paddle assembly was more of challenge but I found that if I get a flat driver in between the plastic and the metal and work around the perimeter it finally gave way and slid off there must be a tab that locks it in place  because after it gave way I found a small piece of plastic. The new paddle assembly also popped on with considerable force. must be some sort of tab.. I examined it thoroughly and could not find out why it was so hard but it goes on and stays on.. Everything is a-ok now. Thanks for the forum. 



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Posted 12 August 2014 - 10:30 PM

Just complete one of these also .

 

Removed srew . i use flat screwdriver n slide it into slot right next to where screw came out . pulled stright out 

 

no more then 15 min. They get easier with practice 






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