Dispenser Door Solenoid Assembly

PartSelect Number PS1483583

This part is a possible option when ice door won't open or shut properly or when water is not dispensing.

This part works with the following brands: GE, Hotpoint & Kenmore.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Water dispenser will not dispense water.
  • Ice maker won’t dispense ice.
  • Door sweats inside or outside.
  • Door won’t open or close.
  • Leaking water.
  • Ice maker will not make ice.
  • Freezer section too warm.
  • Frost buildup.
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Parts Used

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerLarry from Republican City NE

Ice maker door failed to close letting ice melt

Removed the front panel on the door that has the ice maker controls. Removed the screws and parts. Reassembled the parts and it works better than new. Ice door closes firmly and holds tight.

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Parts Used

  • Dispenser Door Solenoid Assembly

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerM Alan from Lebanon TN

Ice maker door didn't open and close properly

I removed the outer plate by sticking a very small screwdriver in the small holes at the bottom of the plate and pulling the plate toward me.
I then removed the 4 screws from the internal plate and pulled the plate toward me.
Then I romoved the 3 screws holding the old solenoid and unplugged it.
Next I put the new solenoid in place and replaced the three screws.
Finally I plugged in the solenoid and replaced the internal and external plates.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:More than 2 hours

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

Customercalvin from annapolis MD

When dispensing ice the flap door would not open properly and was open most of the time causing the door to ice up...cause solenoid was rusted badly

I removed the screws for the inner door and removed inner lining. Then took out the ice dispenser in the door. Took off control panel on the front of the ice panel. Removed the rusted parts and put in new parts. Put all parts back the way it came apart. In retrospect.... I could have possibly replaced the parts from the front panel but by taking apart the door...I had to thaw out the inner panel and insulation with in the door.

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Parts Used

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set

CustomerBruce from Mebane NC

Ice cube production stopped; ice cube chute door is seized.

Problem: I have a black colored GE 24.9 cubic inch side-by-side refrigerator, model #GSH25KGMCBB that I purchased new in 2002. The ice cube maker stopped supplying ice cubes and the ice dispenser door stopped operating.

Repair: Unplugged refrigerator first and shut off the house water supply valve. Removed the lower rear access cover and replaced the double solenoid water valve. Icemaker and water dispenser tubing are easily removed by pushing in and holding down the white plastic collar where the tubing is inserted into each port on the valve body; no tools required to release the tubing. Hint: When reconnecting the water outlet tubing, ensure the tube diameter matches the port on the valve body. Insert each tube by hand back into the ports of the valve until they firmly seated.

Removed the control panel by inserting a small screwdriver into the three holes located on the bottom of the control panel body. Removed all of the ice dispenser door hardware and the door solenoid. The door solenoid armature was seized by corrosion. Cleaned off all of the accumulated dirt and mold with a 1:10 ratio solution of bleach and water. Replaced all of the door recess and solenoid valve fasteners with my own stainless steel #4-40 thread, 0.25" long socket head screws for longer life. The installation of the remaining hardware is the reverse of how it was removed.

The installation looks very clean now and $150 later, the ice maker still doesn't produce ice!

Root-cause analysis: I disconnected the ice cube maker water supply line from the double solenoid valve at the rear of the refrigerator and was able to blow air with my mouth straight through the outlet of the water tubing located inside of the freezer compartment; to ensure it wasn't blocked. Verified the water supply valve is not being energized! Turns out that the blinking green LED indicator on the ice cube maker is indicating more than the troubleshooting guide does about that because the white colored insulated conductor in the electrical harness for the ice cube maker is not energizing the solenoid on the water supply valve!

Conclusion: the ice cube maker assembly is next on the list of replacement parts!!

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Parts Used

  • Dispenser Door Solenoid Assembly

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerRobert from Mahopac NY

Ice maker solenoid failure

several times I had to remove the ice maker door solenoid due to it sticking. I ordered a new one from parts select. Problem solved!!!

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Parts Used

  • Dispenser Door Solenoid Assembly

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerAllan from Ponce Inlet FL

Replace solenoid on ice door

remove the front plate. use screwdriver to pry the cover off from the bottom of the cover, remove the wiring from the front cover.remove the 4 screws and pull out the shute. remove three screws from the solonide and replace . very easy fix. save yourself $100.00 labor.

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Parts Used

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerMichael from Virginia Beach VA

Ice maker not delivering ice, shoot freezing up with condensation.

Your video shows how to make the necessary repairs. Solenoid was the main issue, other parts were replaced to bring assembly to "like new" condition. Over kill but thats how I fix things. All and all a very easy fix. Thanks for the info and parts.

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Parts Used

  • Dispenser Door Solenoid Assembly

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerRandy from Cypress TX

Won't dispence ice or water

Changing out solenoid was very easy, but you don't have to remove trim ring and it didn't fix my problem. Turns out a relay fell out of its holder in the piece you have after removing the 4 screws per the video.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerJames from Milford NH

Flapper movement both directions

Replacing was easy. Cleaning took the longest. Order screws with parts, I could not find them at the hardware store. I suggest a coat of oil (3 in one) on the solenoid/piston surfaces. I probably did not have to replace them. The rust was inhibiting the piston movement. Some steel wool and oil would have probably fixed it. If the flap closing starts sounding softer, I'm going to take it apart and clean it first.

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Parts Used

  • Dispenser Door Solenoid Assembly

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerBenjamin from Goldsboro NC

Ice flap in door wouldn't close

Take the face (the part with the buttons on the outside) off, disconnect wired connectors (three), take the screws out of the part behind that (4), and then find the solenoid value (on the right). It's attached with three screws. Mine was rusted beyond belief. I knew this was the problem, ordered a new solenoid valve, put it back in place with three screws (use new screws that fit, not the old rusty ones if possible). When testing, make sure you give the flap a couple of seconds to close. There is a delay, and I initially wasn't patient enough so I had to disassemble and assemble an extra time because of this.

Simply put: If your solenoid value is rusted and the value won't operate smoothly, order the part and install it. This is as easy as any repair could be.

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Parts Used

  • Dispenser Door Solenoid Assembly

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerRichard from Coppell TX

Ice dispensor door would not open all the way and did not close

I used a mirror to locate the two small plastic tabs located on the underside of the ice dispenser light. I used a small flat blade screwdirver to push the plastic tabs forward to release the ice/water selector unit. I read about someone that did not see the tabs and ended up removing the inside of the freezer door, a two hour task! The ice and water control unit then slides out. remove the four rusty screws holding the dispensert and ice chute, the selenoid isthen easy to see.
Just replace the solenoid if your are having problems, I tried to lube it but to now avail. There is some rust in there so good time to clean up and put new screws in. Be care when removing the plastic lock tab on the circut board it breaks easely. If it does no big deal just make sure the connection is pushed in all the way. test your handy work before buttoning up. The solenoid comes with a new plunger so don't worry about cleaning the old one. The screws do not come with.

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set

CustomerPatrick from Ira MI

Ice dispenser door was not shutting fully.

This GE fridge came with our new cottage. It was built in 2002. I noticed the ice maker door was not shutting properly. I took the door apart and found the solenoid 'push arm' was rusted in-place. I found parts select on line and was impressed how easily it was to find the parts I needed on the schmatic drawings. The parts arrived within a few days. It took about 15 minutes to reassemble. The fridge looks and works like new! Thank you!

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Parts Used

  • Dispenser Door Solenoid Assembly

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerShelly from WATERLOO IN

The ice flapper would not go close .

remove the front of were the ice and water comes out
then un scerw 4 scerw and the solenoid slides out unhook the wires and put the new one in

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerAnthony from Miramar Beach FL

Frost in frezer compartment where chute meets ice cube maker

REMOVED FRONT PANEL (using small screw driver) BY POPPING IT OUT, disconnected wire from solenoid, REMOVED SOLENOID WHICH WAS RUSTED, 3 SMALL PHILIP HEAD SCREWS HELD IT IN PLACE INSERETED NEW SOLENOID,connected wire snapped front panel back in. CLAPPER VALVE CLOSES TIGHTLY and no frost in frezzer, SAVED MY SELF A BUNCH OF MONEY.

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Parts Used

  • Dispenser Door Solenoid Assembly

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerWilliam from W Berlin NJ

Ice forming around shoot. Flapper door not shutting letting warm air in.

I followed they instructions from the other "do it your selfers" but only replaced the solenoid. This was the cause. Rust was keeping solenoid plunger from moving and this held the flapper door open. Very easy to repair!

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