plastic parts came out in my drink and "locked open" the ice dispenser door, resulting in water line freeze up

ApplianceGeneral Electric Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Mike From Georgetown, TX

Dec 18, 2013

I was able to fairly confidently identify the problem from the on line parts break down. Having had an appliance repairman tell me the inside door seal would need removing to access the dispenser, I searched comments in the blog, and found a note that one only had to poke the two tabs on the bottom of the control panel to remove it, and easily access everything. After that, it was a few screws, some minor assembly to remove/replace the light and switch, and very easy replacement. I was able to reuse the dislodged flapper seal, and didn't need either spring, but compared to the repairman's estimate, I still came out a couple hundred bucks ahead. thanks

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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 Housing Shield

Part Number: PS292255

In Stock

Ice Funnel - White

Part Number: PS758841

In Stock

Dispenser Door Assembly or Flapper

Part Number: PS964304

In Stock

Torsion-Fit Spring

Part Number: PS2374786

In Stock