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Samsung RFG297AAWP exterior door ice/water disp disassembly

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Does anyone know how to take the door dispenser apart so that I can do a repair job on the rust that is on the lip?  Since it doesn't have a frame, I didn't want to pry too hard at the unit floor until I knew.  Do I  have to remove the entire door assembly from the inside?  Bad enough a new frig with rust, but I'd like to make sure that if the rust continues under the lip that I can get to it to repair all of the rust.  The wonderful quality of today's new appliances. . . . post-60380-0-26751800-1367790881_thumb.jpost-60380-0-78266000-1367790896_thumb.j

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I wanted to respond just to show you are not being ignored. Nothing I have found suggests how to remove it. The Training manual I found doesn't refer to dispenser dis-assembly  Nether does the parts diagram show the trim as being separate from door as apparently it does not have to be removed to access the dispenser controls.. I can't tell if it is glued to the door or assembled from inside.  The trim does appear to be molded with the entire dispenser well. This is just from looking at your pictures and the notoriously deceptive Samsung diagrams.  Have to wait on someone experienced with this dispenser to give an authoritative answer. 

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Looks like we're getting into no man's land.  Dispenser mechanism and control accessable but I'm afraid the rest of the door assy was manufactured from the inside out.  In the past I would replace the door as an assembly for damage issues (under warranty).  I guess now that these units have a few years under their belt we'll be seeing more rust problems.  Hopefully they will hold up better than the Frigidaires.

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yeah looks like you are going to have to sand it as best you can then apply some appliance enamel. That should at least slow the oxidation from the front.

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This part is not replaceable. You have to replace the door. You can only replace the display above the dispenser.

 

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Some sanding, a little paint and a few decorative fridge magnets can do wonders!

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Thanks to everyone that helped!  I was afraid that was what is would turn out to be.  My plan is to lever the bottom up with some small screwdrivers, sand as far back in as I can reach with a curved sander, coat with Rustoleum Rust Reformer, let it dry and then use white epoxy appliance touch up (new from Rustoleum).  I have had great luck with this reformer product on many an outside rusty antique metal relic, so it should work to move it inside to use.  I have noticed on new models on all brands that they have come up with everything from a flat surface to fancy pull-out shelves, none of which work.  Why can't they just do what the old frig door icemakers had - run a line from the tray inside the door down thru the hinge to the condenser tray so the overflow can evaporate! 

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And to DurhamAppliance - I'll make sure the decorative magnets I use to hide it are "plastic"!  LOL

 

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