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Whirlpool Ice Dispenser
Have a Whirlpool ED22PW ( 1991) side by side with through the door ice and water--the ice dispenser is slugish closing and drops cubes after the fact--It looks as though it just needs a good cleaning but i can't see how to remove the cover to get access--Please -could anyone advise as to how the front cover is secured?--or is a manual and parts list available? Many thanks for any help--Mel

Gene 12-25-2007 11:49 AM

The front dispenser cover can be removed by inserting a screwdriver blade into the two slots on the bottom side of the cover. By gently turning the blade, the cover will snap free at the bottom and can be slid upward to be removed.

- Here are the break down diagrams for the Whirlpool refrigerator Model ED22PWXAN00

Good luck.
Gene. 12-25-2007 12:36 PM

Many thanks Gene--just what I needed---Mel

bruce32563 11-11-2008 11:28 AM

Thanks, Gene
After googling Whirlpool and finding no satisfactory solution to my leaking ice chute problem I discovered reassembly of the trap door spring, plunger & pivot pin easily done once I followed your tip on removal of the front dispenser cover without breaking it.
Kindest regards, Bruce32563

Gene 11-11-2008 12:50 PM

Mel and Bruce,

You are welcome. I'm glad you were able to fix it.


fblank 04-21-2012 12:15 PM

Whirlpool ED25RF Refrigerator Ice Bucket Problem
I have a Whirlpool ED25RF refrigerator - it makes plenty of ice,but won't dispense it. Would the solution for the other model of Whirlpool refrigerator work for mine too? Thanks!

Gene 04-23-2012 02:32 PM


Originally Posted by fblank (Post 727799) makes plenty of ice,but won't dispense it...

Can you describe it more detailed please?

The model number you posted is incomplete. Verify and repost it please.


OhiOkie 06-01-2012 05:12 PM

I'm having the same problem. Ice gets made no problem, fills the bucket, but when front is pressed on by a glass the door opens up but nothing turns making the ice fall. It's a Whirlpool Gold, Conquest

Gene 06-01-2012 08:11 PM


Originally Posted by OhiOkie (Post 740532)
I'm having the same problem. Ice gets made no problem, fills the bucket, but when front is pressed on by a glass the door opens up but nothing turns making the ice fall. It's a Whirlpool Gold, Conquest

What is the complete model number of the refrigerator?


OhiOkie 06-01-2012 08:53 PM

Where would I find that? I looked everywhere but it's probably in plain sight!

Gene 06-04-2012 01:42 PM

Hopefully the Model Number Locator will help.


AlohaJane 01-02-2013 03:54 AM

Whirlpool ice maker makes a mess not ice cubes
Hi Gene,

My whirlpool model number is ED5FVGXSSOO . My problem is when the arm is left down water floods my freezer. It does not make it in to the ice maker at all. I can see that the water freezes in the line going to my ice maker and then floods my freezer. I end up with a frozen waterfall in the back of my freezer.

I am able to get cold water through the door.

Thanks for taking the time to help everyone!



Gene 01-02-2013 01:02 PM

Hello Jane,

Thank you for your good words.

Most likely the problem with your refrigerator is a bad water inlet valve on the back of the fridge. I also would recommend to make sure that the water feeding tube into the ice maker is not misplaced.

- The water inlet valve Part number: W10408179

Part number: W10408179

Here are the breakdown diagrams and Parts for Whirlpool ED5FVGXSS00 Refrigerator -


AlohaJane 01-02-2013 07:42 PM

Thank you so much!

Thank you so much!



Gene 01-03-2013 11:05 AM

You are welcome Jane. Keep us posted.


BarbjG 01-05-2013 12:59 PM

Kenmore 363.9562622
My Ice won't come through the little door either. It builds up in the freezer door. Help?

Gene 01-05-2013 04:59 PM

Did the ice door open?


BarbjG 01-05-2013 05:17 PM

No it doesn't

Gene 01-07-2013 05:37 PM

Remove the dispenser panel and check the solenoid and air gate parts.


BarbjG 01-07-2013 08:29 PM

How do I do that?

Gene 01-08-2013 03:06 PM

Using a small flat screw driver, accurately remove the front panel. Behind this panel should be a few screws.


SullyTX 01-26-2013 02:08 PM

Kenmore refirerator Model 106.8566970
Trying to get the cover off of the ice dispenser to replaced the water dispenser switch. The cover seems glue in. Any easy suggestions for removal without breaking the plastic cover?


Gene 01-26-2013 04:01 PM

Check for two screws on the bottom of the frame.


SullyTX 01-26-2013 04:29 PM

Haven't quite figured out how we got the cover off. Yay! :D Now we can't figure out how to get it back on.

There are three tabs at the top and then two screws on the bottom. Any advice?


Gene 01-28-2013 09:08 PM

Attach the top first.


SullyTX 01-29-2013 11:25 PM

What we have tried so far...
Here is what we have tried so far...and DO we ever appreciate all the advice (Yay!):

Tried to reverse the removal process (which was a fluke) by snapping the top part of the dispenser cover into the appropriate slots, but the three clips will not slide under the plastic door cover. Husband cracked the far left clip after applying FORCEFUL pressure, hoping a harder push would work. But I can live with two clips :D if the other two would cooperate.

Used a putty knife to slightly lift the edge of freezer door cover (right above the dispenser) hoping remaining clips would snap in with a little nudge, but nothing.

Currently have the dispenser cover covering the dispensing unit via masking tape. LOL It will have to do until husband comes up with an option that does not include completely remove the freezer door cover (eek!).


BarbjG 02-05-2013 11:29 AM

OK Sorry for the delay. The gate parts look ok. I don't know how to check the electronic parts.

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