Ice dispenser door sticks open and water dripping into ice bin.

ApplianceGeneral Electric Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repairMore than 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Jerry From Broad Run, VA

Jun 27, 2012

Disassembled the ice dispenser which became difficult because of very rusted screw heads. After I got dispenser apart, I had to go to a local hardware store to try to find replacement screws. Apparently, appliance screws are specialty items and I had to purchase the screws that most closely matched. I also had to purchase a ice dispenser door solenoid locally since I already had the dispenser all apart and I wanted to complete this job. The solenoid was very rusted as well and not functioning properly. It also took awhile to clean the rust stains off of the dispenser parts. If screws could be purchased along with the new parts that would have been very helpful and stainless screws would end the rusting screw heads issue but not the rusting door solenoid. All good at the end of the day with the sticking dispenser door repaired. Later, I replaced the dual water valve assembly because water was dripping on the ice maker components causing the ice maker to quit working and water was dripping into the bin as well. Replaced valve and that went well but, I still have water dripping on to the ice maker components. I will give it a couple of days to see if it stops and if it does not I will contact

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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

Dual Inlet Water Valve

Part Number: PS304374

In Stock

Dispenser Door Assembly or Flapper

Part Number: PS964304

In Stock