Recessed door on ice dispenser would stay open causing the freezer to frost up

ApplianceGeneral Electric Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Turcotte's Housing Service, In From Newmarket, NH

Dec 17, 2009

19 out of 21 people found this instruction helpful

I inserted the tip of a very small screwdriver from a eye glass repair kit into the three small holes under the panel near where the ice is dispensed. I never would have known about this simple procedure if it wasn't for the feedback you post from your parts cumtomers. Once I did this the front panel with the buttons on it poped off and it was just a matter of removing a few screws at that point. The wires from the new solenoid easily plugged into the board on the front panel. I would recommend changing the screws at the same time. The old one's worked but they were rusty. I feel the solenoid was my only problem but I changed all the parts in between the dispenser door and the solenoid just to be sure.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Recess Door Spring

Part Number: PS285013

In Stock

Dispenser Door Recess Crank

Part Number: PS291908

In Stock

Door Recess Retainer

Part Number: PS299365

In Stock

Dispenser Door Assembly or Flapper

Part Number: PS964304

In Stock

Dispenser Door Solenoid Assembly

Part Number: PS1483583

In Stock