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Ice dispenser little flap not closing after dispensing ice, build up of ice on inside

I am getting ice forming just inside the ice dispenser hole from the ice maker.  We have a whirlpool side by side with water ice dispenser in the door.  Need to know how to take apart front panel to see if the mechanism can be fixed.  Thanks
Bill Priese

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    The flap on the ice dispenser is not closing all the way. Trying to remove panel so I can see if it is just a connection problem or a broken part is needing replacement.

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You have apossibale air leak mixing with cold air from refer

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