How to Remove the Dispenser Front on a Whirlpool Refrigerator

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Many models of Whirlpool refrigerators have an ice and water dispenser built into the outside of the refrigerator or freezer door. The ice and water dispenser allows you to fill a glass with ice or water without opening the door. The dispenser is secured to the refrigerator door with eight screws that are covered with a piece of plastic trim. If you need to remove on the ice and water dispenser, you must first remove the plastic trim hiding the screws.


Step 1

Locate the slot on the bottom of the plastic trim, located on either the left or right side.

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Step 2

Insert the flat-head screwdriver or butter knife into the slot.

Step 3

Pry the corner of the plastic trim off of the front of the refrigerator, being careful not to break the plastic trim.


Step 4

Continue to gently pry the plastic trim, working around the ice dispenser until the trim is separated from the refrigerator.

Step 5

Remove the cables connected to the rear of the control panel to completely remove the trim.



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