Dispenser lever used on some Samsung refrigerator models.
Directly Replaces: DA97-08519A, AP4578518, 2051414.
- Approx. 7"L x 3"W.
Compatible with the following models:
The front panel that holds the paddle assembly was really difficult to remove because it was attached with double sided tape at the factory. I used a scraper while my wife used a butter knife. After lots of prying effort it finally came loose but it was really a bear to do. Removing and mounting the new assembly was easy and it works just like when the Samsung fridge was new. By the way the technician was scheduled to come out in the morning than without informing us scheduled himself for the afternoon. He gave us the runaround and probably thought this was too complicated for us to do. When I asked him if he'd ever changed this part he stated he wasn't sure and said "there's a first time for everything" Well it was a first time for us and we were successful. By us doing it we saved $100.00! Thanks for a fine product.
Best piece of plastic I have purchased in the last year
Ordered the part, watched YouTube, and installed it. Installation takes patience, but pretty straightforward.
The product arrived on time and was a little tough to install.
After watching the youtube video and ordering the part everything was a snap.
So, when we purchased our Samsung refrigerator model # RF4287HARS five years ago (September 2011), immediately out of the gate there was a pretty noticeable pause between hitting the water dispenser lever and getting water. Sometimes we would have to take the cup off the lever, jiggle the lever and put the cup back under. Now that we have installed this part, we are no longer having that pause issue.
Fast forward from five years ago until a couple of weeks ago and all of a sudden our ice dispensing lever stopped dispensing ice. The machine was still making ice and we could open the refrigerator door and access the ice making machine to get it. When we would push the ice making lever, water would come out.
So, a little google and youtube searching found me the solution. Here is the video I watched to learn how to do the project: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRXNLMUhrBU
There is one screw that you will remove from the ceiling of the ice maker. I am not going to lie, taking the lever out is a pain in the butt. It takes quit a bit of muscle to pull it out. You might be able to try putty knives to help, if you can't manhandle it. For reference I am about 5'11" 175 lbs. Once you have pulled the initial lever and display off, it actually gets worse. To remove the levers from the display there are two little knobs at the very back edge that you need to press down on. I didn't really realize this and put way more time than was probably necessary fighting and cussing at it. A putty knife or a thin flathead screwdriver will probably work. Once you get everything off, getting the wiring in place Is straight-forward enough. The brackets really only fit in the appropriate place, so no confusion there.
Appliancezone was about $15-20 cheaper than the cheapest other places that I looked for this part. They also do free shipping which is another plus. I ordered the product on Tuesday, July 19 at about 10:30 at night. I received the item on Wednesday, July 27. So, this took about seven days to get to me, starting from July 20, which was the day after I purchased the item.
This is a fairly easy fix, it would be downright simple if it didn't take so much muscle to rip the parts apart. You can save yourself quite a bit of money from calling a service man and get a pat on the back from your wife for being a good boy.
There is a small switch arm attached to the back side of the ice dispenser paddle that had broken. Not too difficult to fix just takes some patience. Cheaper than paying someone to do it for that's for sure. Part arrived quickly and works great.