Ice chute door won't close tightly

ApplianceMaytag Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Wrench set
Screw drivers

Thomas From San Diego, CA

Mar 10, 2010

6 out of 7 people found this instruction helpful

First unplug AC power from the back of the refrigerator and I then removed entire fountain bracket assy that hold by 3 screws. Pull toward with some angle to able to access to a plug of wires and then disconnect it. Pull fountain assy downward. Set it on work place, remove all screws and transfer wires, switch, ice dispenser controller unit,solenoid, spring, flapper...and then install them to a new fountain bracket. Please note that this problem is 100% relating to mechanism. To test this work: Hold Fountain bracket assy vertically, press a flapper,position "open" and make sure return spring is working properly (enough pressure) . Now, install this unit back to my refrigerator. During installing screws, check flapper that can shut tightly enough and secure all screws, check a flapper again. I got it right for the third time because I was not aware of some parts alignment.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Fountain Bracket - White

Part Number: PS2059050

In Stock

Ice Chute Door Return Spring

Part Number: PS2059882

In Stock