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Flap on ice dispenser does not open

The cubed and crushed ice feature works but piles in chute without coming out. Is there a way to adjust the tension on the flap gate?

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  • jsimons Oct 27, 2008

    It is GE Eterna Side by Side.

  • jsimons Oct 27, 2008

    Mike, It's a GE Eterna Model # ESS25GMCC. Is the flap purely mechanically operated (spring) or is there some sort of activator. If spring operated, can tension be adjusted?

  • jsimons Oct 28, 2008

    After looking closely at dispenser and reviewing the part schematic, there is a spring on the ice door/crank door recess. There is a Solenoid assembly in the dispenser, but isn't this for operation of the ice auger?

  • jsimons Oct 29, 2008

    Micbeth1981, my apologies. I based my comment from info from the GE helpline. It now appears they don't know their own product. How unfortunate. So the solenoid does operates the ice dispensor flap. Is there an operating arm seperate or on the solenoid assembly? Also, for access to this, is that done from the backside of the door. I see the screws around the gasket and assume they need to be removed to get at this part. Jim

  • jsimons Oct 30, 2008

    This seems to be right on. The only question is the arm included with the solenoid assembly and is there any way to lubrcate so problem doesn't happen again.

  • Ben Lofhren Jun 20, 2013

    it seems that the flap is sticking OPEn and then it warms up the insid of the chute and thsi causes an ic jam at the chute because the flapper isn;t closing like it should

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What make and model?-mike

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  • MIKE major Oct 27, 2008

    there should be a solinard under the cover that control the opening and closing,no spring-mike

  • MIKE major Oct 28, 2008

    the solenoid work the ice flap like i said,you might be looking at the tension spring with no adjustment,and oh thanks for screwing up my expert rating when i gave you the fixya answer-mike

  • MIKE major Oct 29, 2008

    most of your ge sxs ice ,water, dispenser's have the panelon them that pops off,remove this slowly,you can then unscrew the board panel to get to the solenoid,the solenoid has a arm on it that engage's the solenoid,most of the time the solenoid's have rusted and must be replaced,hope this helped you out, you can go to sears .com come for parts

  • MIKE major Oct 30, 2008

    i'am not sure if the arm comes with it,if you go to sears .com click on parts put in your model number you can see if it does and also order any part you need,also cross check the price at repair clinic .com, -mike

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I have whirlpool refrigerator side by side, with ice and water in the front. the ice flap has seem to be loose and i cant figure how to keep it close when ice is not coming out.

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