flapper would stay open with cubes lodged in it

ApplianceGeneral Electric Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Joe From Harkers Is., NC

Jul 11, 2012

Used a putty knife to pry trim up around dispensing unit. Look up behind bottom edge of control panel for three small holes.(use flashlight) Used a small (1/8") phillips screwdriver to press up in holes to release panel. Remove flapper unit and selenoid. I changed black rubber flapper and solenoid. The solenoid is designed to hold the flapper unit open to allow all the cubes to clear the chute and it then is closed by the small spring after the delay. Works fine!

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Dispenser Door Assembly or Flapper

Part Number: PS964304

In Stock

Dispenser Door Solenoid Assembly

Part Number: PS1483583

In Stock