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:

  • Not dispensing water.
  • Ice maker won’t dispense ice.
  • Door Sweating.
  • Door won’t open or close.
  • Leaking.
  • Ice maker not making ice.
  • Freezer section too warm.
  • Frost buildup.
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Parts Used

  • Dispenser Door Solenoid Assembly

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerMartyn from Oswego IL

Ice dispenser flapper would not close

I followed the instructions that were posted on the partselect website and the video tutorial. It really was as simple as everyone had commented. Like others have noted, once the small tabs on the bottom of the faceplate were released, the cover came right off. Unplug the wire connectors, don't force them off. Remove the four screws and voila, there's the whole system laid out in front of you. It took me longer to clean up all of the gunk that had built up over the years. Once the new part was installed, everything went back together veray easily. The machine works like new again. Thanks partselect, you saved me some serious $$$.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerBill from Venice FL

Ice maker dispenser chute frosting up

Before starting my repairs I checked for part suppliers online. Partselect was one of the first I saw. They also had instruction videos. After watching the video, I took apart the ice maker and found the solenoid had rusted. I replaced the solenoid and while everything was apart I replaced the crank, spring and the flapper. The entire process only took about 20 minutes and that was only because of their informative videos.

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerLeslie from Vacaville CA

The icemaker door did not work and broke the ice maker

I replaced the door and soleniod and the other parts and it works great now

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerDSavid from Bristol CT

Ice door was not closing fully

I followed the video that was posted in the section. It was very helpful. I wasn't sure on how to remove the panel and the video explained it completely.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerGeorge from Brooklyn NY

Replaced solenoid on ice maker

I never would have attempted the repair as all my research indicated that I would have to take the stainless steel door off to replace the ice maker solenoid that shuts the ice chute door. But on your site someone (bless them)wrote that you could get at the solenoid by popping off the electronic selector panel. They are on the underside of the dispenser and not at all visible. And your video helped too. Thanks.

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  • Dispenser Door Solenoid Assembly

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

Customerdavid from New York NY

Ice dispenser door does not close

Replace solenoid which controls the despenser door. It is usually rusted. The front panel snaps off easily. Then there are 4 screws for the panel. Once the panel is off, the solenoid is exposed. There are 3 screws for the solenoid. You may want to spray dw40 on the screws if they are also rusted. Make sure you turn fridge off before performing this repair.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerMark from Robins IA

Ice chute flapper would not close all the way

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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  • Dispenser Door Solenoid Assembly

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerAnthony from Clarksburg NJ

Ice flapper door not closing

Removing the trim ring around the control panel is the hard part. Be sure to watch the video on how this is done.
Follow the video instructions on how to remove the solenoid and you will not have any trouble.

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  • Dispenser Door Solenoid Assembly

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerROBERT from VENICE FL

Ice flapper wouldn't close

USED ICE PICK ON BOTTOM OF WATER/ICE COVER PLATE TO POP IT LOOSE. REMOVED 4 PHILLIPS HEAD SCREWS TO GAIN ACCESS TO THE SOLENOID. REMOVED AND REPLACED SOLENOID. REINSTALLED PARTS REMOVED TO GAIN ACCESS TO THE SOLENOID.

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  • Dispenser Door Solenoid Assembly

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerRebecca from Prospect KY

Flapper for the ice dispenser would not close completely allowing frost to build up in the freezer ice dispensing compartment

I watched the video explaining how to do this and it was a snap. MY PROBLEM WAS COMPLETELY SOLVED. Partselect.com is a must for my household. I couldn't be happier!!!!!

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  • Dispenser Door Solenoid Assembly

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerGregory from Simi Valley CA

The ice-maker flapper door stays open slightly.

I watched the video on this site and read the comments here. Everything went as stated. I simply removed the front cover from the door, carefully pushing in the two plastic dimples to release the plastic piece. I used a very small screwdriver to get in the holes and pushed carefully while gently prying on the piece. It popped right out. I then carefully removed the three wire harnesses from the back of the cover. I then removed the four phillips screws that hold the cup pushing assembly on. I found this piece to be rather dirty/black moldy. I spent more time cleaning this with a toothbrush and soaking it than I did with the total repair of the solenoid, but I have much better piece of mind. I could now reach the solenoid, on the upper right hand corner. I removed the three screws and the solenoid was left hanging by the rusted top hook. I gently wiggled it off of the plastic arm that operates the flapper door. The new solenoid comes with the clip able to move freely and with no rust. Install the new solenoid in the same place and place the top hook onto the arm for the flapper door. Note, I WD40ed the screws and filed some of the rust off of the heads. I suggest ordering screws, like everybody says. But you can clean them up. I did this just in case I need to do this install again. The rest is just a matter of buttoning up everything. It is easy, don´t be intimidated. Anybody can do it, if you are the least bit handy and patient.

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  • Dispenser Door Solenoid Assembly

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerWolf D from Turnersville NJ

Ice dispenser flapper stays open

Changed out solenoid and plunger (comes as a kit). Repair was really easy and saved an expensive service call. Note: it is probably a good idea to get screws to go with the solenoid assy (qty 3) plus the screws that hold the dispenser plate to the door (qty 4). Mine were rusty due to the normally moist environment and had rusted, making their extraction more difficult than it had to be.

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  • Dispenser Door Solenoid Assembly

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerEugene from Fort Pierce FL

Ice cube door didn't close

Remove dispenser assembly in freezer door & replace solenoid.

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  • Dispenser Door Solenoid Assembly

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerMichael from Fort Myers FL

Soloinoid did not close valve controling ice cube dispenser and ice accumulated, eventually blocking off shaft ice cubes were dispensed

Removed controls face plate by inserting small screw driver into small holes located below the face plate releasing internal fastening catches and permits you to pull the face plate down and out toward you. Remove the electronic panel now exposed covering the solenoid by removing the 4 screws in the corners. Detach the electrical connector leading from the solenoid ( It may be prudent to unplug the refrigerator as a safety proceedure). Proceed to remove 2 screws holding the solinoid. If the sollinoid is corroded and difficult to remove and disengage from flap(door) controling the ice shaft aperture, it may be necessary to remove the flap by removing 2 small screws holding it in place. Be careful to note the small spring on the left hand side of the shaft which the flap rotates around since it to be re installed in the proper position when the parts are reassembled since it closes the flap after it is opened by the solonoid.
Reconnect the parts and and snap face plate back into place. Good Luck

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

Customermike from hatboro PA

Flapper is stuck open

There are three holes under the front panel in which you push a very small screwdriver in and the front panel comes off.In back of the panel is another panel with 4 screws .1 at each corner.Remove the 4 screws and that will come off exposing the working parts that need to be replaced.This is also a good time to clean anything you can get to in that area.It is very important to remember how everything came out.

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