Ice dispensor door would not open all the way and did not close

ApplianceGeneral Electric Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Screw drivers

Richard From Coppell, TX

Jul 10, 2009

2 out of 3 people found this instruction helpful

I used a mirror to locate the two small plastic tabs located on the underside of the ice dispenser light. I used a small flat blade screwdirver to push the plastic tabs forward to release the ice/water selector unit. I read about someone that did not see the tabs and ended up removing the inside of the freezer door, a two hour task! The ice and water control unit then slides out. remove the four rusty screws holding the dispensert and ice chute, the selenoid isthen easy to see.
Just replace the solenoid if your are having problems, I tried to lube it but to now avail. There is some rust in there so good time to clean up and put new screws in. Be care when removing the plastic lock tab on the circut board it breaks easely. If it does no big deal just make sure the connection is pushed in all the way. test your handy work before buttoning up. The solenoid comes with a new plunger so don't worry about cleaning the old one. The screws do not come with.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Dispenser Door Solenoid Assembly

Part Number: PS1483583

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