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KFXS25RYMS1 -- how to service paddle switches?


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#1 DanInKansas

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 04:36 PM

Customer complaint was "water paddle broken and no ice". The water paddle had some snapped tabs; I put it back on so that it would call for water and told the customer this was a temporary fix until I had an intact paddle.

 

Ice bin is actually full. Customer was pressing the ice paddle and nothing happened.  Accessed the wire harness, found the power for the augur motor, no voltage when pressing the paddle with the door taped shut.

 

Unhooked the UI and unplugged the switch leads for the ice paddle.  Pressed in the paddle. "Open line".  Triple checked. Check the leads for the water paddle to make sure I had a good read on these small leads, went between "OL" and continuity there.

 

My parts drawing is not showing the push button switches under the paddle. There is a housing that says "part not serviced."

 

Is my customer SOL?



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Posted 20 May 2014 - 09:38 PM

Part number: W10434054

Part number: W10434054

The part you were looking at is just the bare dispenser housing, no electrical parts whatsoever.  This model does not use microswitches in the dispenser paddles, it uses an electronic control board.


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Posted 21 May 2014 - 11:25 AM

Part number: W10434054

Part number: W10434054

The part you were looking at is just the bare dispenser housing, no electrical parts whatsoever.  This model does not use microswitches in the dispenser paddles, it uses an electronic control board.

 

 

Yes and no. Here's what I saw when I was out there:

 

 Under the paddles there is a small green circuit board, about the size of two postage stamps. In the middle of that circuit board there is an orange button.  When the paddle makes contact with that button, we go from "open line" to continuity at the user interface.   

 

So that small switch/circuit board under the paddle is what I'm after.  On the parts drawing it does not show up as its own part, or as part of the User Interface, or the paddle. It's not showing up on RepairClinic under the category of "circuit board and timer".  I will kick it over to our regional rep for parts research but I could hear back from them next week or next year; it's hard to predict. 



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Posted 23 May 2014 - 07:39 AM

I looked at the parts diagrams last night to see if I could help you but really couldn't figure out the part you needed.

 

Happened to see one of these in Costco today and took a look at the paddles, (I didn't try to take it apart), from what you describe and what I see in the parts diagram and from what the actual unit looks like - I'm pretty sure you order the water or ice paddle, whichever one is bad and it comes complete with the little circuit board/LED/Paddle as an assembly.  Unfortunately there are no pictures of the dispenser paddles that I could find to verify this.

 

EDITED TO ADD: just thought to Google the part numbers for the paddles with the word "Image" in front and found some pictures of the paddles - they do come as complete assemblies with the Blue LED/Circuit board-button/wire harness and paddle.

 

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 01:10 PM

Thank you! From the parts drawing I had no idea which way I was going.  I really appreciate the help and will get two of these on order. 






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