How to Remove the Dispenser Front on a Whirlpool Refrigerator

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.

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

Insert the flathead screwdriver or butter knife into the slot.

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

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

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


If there are no slots on the bottom of the refrigerator, use a butter knife or your fingers to pry the trim off of the refrigerator door.

Things You'll Need

  • Flathead screwdriver
  • Butter knife
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Andrew Todd has been writing since 2006. He has written for the Consumer Search website and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Florida. Todd has a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice from the University of Central Florida.