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    Default EI26SS55GS5 Water automatically shoots out!

    Model Number: EI26SS55GS5
    Brand: Electrolux
    Age: 6-10 years

    Hi everyone!

    I have an Electrolux EI26SS55GS5, we purchased it about 6 years ago, but the fridge has had this problem for at least 4 years. So here's the problem - at seemingly random periods, water will automatic come out of the dispenser - when I read the thread linked below it made sense that it might be due to coming on during the ice production cycle. However I haven't tested this theory myself yet. If the panel controls are locked, water doesn't shoot out so we keep it locked all the time.

    Edit 2: Now that I think of it, I've actually tested the theory. With the ice maker switched off, the water still comes out without pushing the dispenser button.

    My problem is identical to the problem here: https://www.applianceblog.com/mainfo...-automatically

    I tried to find the diode for my model but I didn't find one, is it another part that could be causing the problem?

    Thanks for reading!

    Edit: I suspect this is the part I need, but I'm not sure.
    http://www.appliancepartspros.com/frigidaire-module-dispenser-242100018-ap5952233.html

    I'm okay-ish with a soldering iron, but not the best at diagnosing electrical faults, is there a way I could repair the dispenser module if thats the problem?
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    Hi,

    Yes, I agree, its most likely your dispenser module you posted the link to above, because if it was the water inlet valve the water would keep coming out when your dispenser was locked too.

    It's not the diode, your model doesn't have a diode for water.

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    Thanks for the reply, Jake!

    Is there any possibility that it could be a different problem? Any other parts I should consider?

    Thanks again!

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    Nope, I believe the new dispenser module should resolve it.

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    Initially I thought the dispenser swap fixed the problem, however today I woke up to a pool of water. So I suspect something else is wrong. Additionally after I did the swap I noticed that if I tapped the control board the refrigerator would just say OFF. After leaving the control board locked for a while, it seemed to stop turning off. I might open the refrigerator control board and clean the board with some isopropyl.

    Anything else worth trying?

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    Ok,

    Are you referring to your dispenser control board?

    #38C here: Parts for Electrolux EI26SS55GS5: Ice & Water Dispenser Parts

    I might open the refrigerator control board and clean the board with some isopropyl
    If so, yes clean it with isopropyl and see if that does it.

    You may also want to try circuit board anti-moisture spray, it may be getting condensation on it and causing this problem too, I've never run into one that did that before, but it can happen if you have a lot of summertime humidity in your city.

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    Yes, #38C is what I'm referencing.

    I gave the board a bath in 90% isopropyl to no avail. We're in a temperate area, so I'm not sure its a humidity thing.

    Is there anything I can diagnose with a multimeter?

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    Is there anything I can diagnose with a multimeter?
    Unfortunately not for the problem your having, this problem is very unusual.

    Wait, I was wrong, This model does have a diode for the water inlet valve, sorry about that, my bad.

    So, I'd go ahead and order that diode Rick posted in post#2 here: Electrolux EW23BC71IS6 Water Dispenser turns on automatically

    If that diode fixes it, you can return that module you ordered for a full refund, less shipping.

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    Thanks for the reply, Jake! In that thread Rick mentioned the problem being that water is leaking when the ice maker demands water - however my ice maker is shut off. In any case, I'll order it and see what happens.

    Where does the diode install? I tried looking for guides on YouTube and elsewhere, but didn't find anything concrete.

    Thanks again!

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    Yes, do you notice any correlation when the ice maker fills and the water shoots out of the water dispenser at the same time?


    Where does the diode install?
    Its in the wires harness just before the electrical wires connect to your water inlet valve, its usually underneath black wrapping in that wire harness, you'll need to remove the black wrapping first to see the diode.

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