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Ice dispenser freezes

The ice dispenser constantly freezes up and needs to be defrosted. WARM AIR rises thru the dispenser, cAusing melting and refreezing. This results in an ice jam in the ice impeller. Any suggestions?

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Check your ice dispenser door flap,is it coming all the way down?there is a solinard that opens and closes it,it might be going bad,if you can get in to it it might just need alittle lube,what make?let me know what you find-mike

Posted on Oct 17, 2008

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