Frost in ice chut, flapper hanging partially open.

ApplianceGeneral Electric Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

John From Oxford, IA

Apr 18, 2011

10 out of 20 people found this instruction helpful

Removed control panel, snapped out pretty easy. Removed flapper assembly (4 small screws). My spring was broke but it ended up being the solenoid assembly after I replaced the spring, door crank, micro switch and flapper it was obvious the solenoid was hanging up. I had to go back an order it but it was at my door 2nd day (quickly). I took the time to clean the area with Tylex (some mold), and everything went in easily. I didn't really need the new flapper, crank, and micro switch but they were fairly cheap and then all is new. We use our ice dispenser a great deal so I didn't want to have to go back in and fix a part I "should have" replaced. I used Part Select for my washer motor as well. Doing both repairs myself probably saved 3 or 4 hundred dollars easily.

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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

Lamp Socket

Part Number: PS299929

In Stock

Dispenser Door Assembly or Flapper

Part Number: PS964304

In Stock

Micro Switch (Now subbed to Micro Switch)

Part Number: PS8259956

In Stock