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Icing and frost clogs the ice dispenser

My icemaker is accumulating frost and ice underneath the big ice tray and around the opening where the ice comes out. It clogs the ice from dispensing.

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Check the dispensing flapper ,, it may not be shuting there is a spring and lever it the lever is bend or if the spring is broken it will not close correctly clean and clear all the ice .. then check that it will close after you open it...hope it helps

Posted on Sep 07, 2008

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    How do you fix this? Any pictures or procedure? I have GE side-by-side and has exactly same problem. I see Flapper loose and stays slightly open. There is a heavy frost buildup in the chute. Ice cubes/crush wants to come out, but gets clogged behind the clog.



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