The ice-maker flapper door stays open slightly.

ApplianceGeneral Electric Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Gregory From Simi Valley, CA

Apr 20, 2011

0 out of 1 people found this instruction helpful

I watched the video on this site and read the comments here. Everything went as stated. I simply removed the front cover from the door, carefully pushing in the two plastic dimples to release the plastic piece. I used a very small screwdriver to get in the holes and pushed carefully while gently prying on the piece. It popped right out. I then carefully removed the three wire harnesses from the back of the cover. I then removed the four phillips screws that hold the cup pushing assembly on. I found this piece to be rather dirty/black moldy. I spent more time cleaning this with a toothbrush and soaking it than I did with the total repair of the solenoid, but I have much better piece of mind. I could now reach the solenoid, on the upper right hand corner. I removed the three screws and the solenoid was left hanging by the rusted top hook. I gently wiggled it off of the plastic arm that operates the flapper door. The new solenoid comes with the clip able to move freely and with no rust. Install the new solenoid in the same place and place the top hook onto the arm for the flapper door. Note, I WD40ed the screws and filed some of the rust off of the heads. I suggest ordering screws, like everybody says. But you can clean them up. I did this just in case I need to do this install again. The rest is just a matter of buttoning up everything. It is easy, don´t be intimidated. Anybody can do it, if you are the least bit handy and patient.

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Dispenser Door Solenoid Assembly

Part Number: PS1483583

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