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Ice forming where ice comes out to refrigerator

Ice cubes won't come out on our side by side refrigerator, because the opening ices up and makes the freezer door stick.

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  • dkl1952 Nov 18, 2008

    I have the same problem with my Kenmore Side by Side. Ice is forming inside the icemaker where the ice is dispensed and the freezing ice thickens and makes opening the door difficult. I removed the ice bin and cleaned it out, but the problem continues.

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I am not sure if this is the same issue or not.  the flap that closes after you have dispensed ice does not close or seal all the way.  The gasket is worn down. the result is warm air get up into icemaker and warms ice and refreezes in one block so now the dispenser gets blocked.  We had to replace the flap in the door.  bought the part at an appliance part  store (not sears) they were helpfull and looked up the part needed.  Also a sheet of ice forms on the  bottom of the freezer.  When water is dispensed a small bit drips inside freezer in back and runs down to botom of freezer slowly forming a sheet of ice.  Use a hair dryer to defrost and then you must unclog the drain in the back at the bottom of ffreezer to allow it to drian.  Once we finally unclogged the drain we have not had any problems for about 2 years.  

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