Ice chute flapper would not close all the way

ApplianceGeneral Electric Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

Mark From Robins, IA

Aug 09, 2011

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Following the advice of others on this site, I popped out the control panel by pushing up through the 2 outer-most holes on the under-side of the panel (the middle hole is unused). I installed the new solenoid exactly as shown in the PartSelect video. The new crank, spring, and flapper installed easily as well; I did apply a little grease to the hinge points on the crank to ensure no binding. I also installed a new microswitch. The wires are best removed from the old switch with a needlenose pliers. The old switch looked like it had some grease on the switch (where it makes contact with the cup lever) so I put some grease on the new switch as well. All-in-all, very easy and the frig works like new. It's nice to hear the flapper slam shut 4 seconds after dispensing ice.

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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

Dispenser Door Assembly or Flapper

Part Number: PS964304

In Stock

Dispenser Door Solenoid Assembly

Part Number: PS1483583

In Stock

Micro Switch (Now subbed to Micro Switch)

Part Number: PS8259956

In Stock