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How do you remove display panel Samsung RSG257AARS

Need to replace ice chute flap but can not locate instructions on how to remove the ice/water dispenser display panel.

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Firstly, unplug your refrigerator unit. There is a small phillips-head screw up underneath the display panel. Remove this screw, and then gently grab underneath on both sides of the panel. Pull out toward yourself gently and it should pop out. The ice dispenser should have a few more screws to be removed. Once these are removed, the ice door assembly (because it is an assembly, motor and all) should easily be removable. Make sure you look for and disconnect the electrical connectors of these pieces before attempting to remove them from the unit.

Posted on Jul 29, 2015

  • joe rosetta Oct 08, 2018

    Thanks that did it.

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    Karl Whisenand Feb 11, 2019

    that is a great fix. I would like to clarify some for you.
    on the Samsung side by side. under the ice dispenser is a small Phillips on the right side,remove that, now on each underside side in the back insert a large flat blade screwdriver between bottom of panel and backsplash (behind where the screw was) and twist. work each side till the top front panel unsnaps and slides forward with the dispenser and panel as a unit. this is the only way to clean the dispenser too. other attempts to clean can damage the microswitch or get into the electronics panel ( though its protected some). the power connector is removed by squeezing the connector latch and pull. best to have elect power to fridge off just in case.



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I had the same problem. Turned out to be a microswitch under the lever used to activate it. The microswitch fell from the original position so it wasn't turning on anything. I tried gluing into position but the fumes from the crazy glue messed up the switch and I had to replace the whole rig.
The part is under the control display. You can pry it open from the left side.

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