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Ice flapper on door stays open after dispensing ice.

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Look closely at the flapper to be sure that it doesnt have a little ice or other "stuff" on it. Then look carefully at the sides of the opening to be sure that they clean. Finally you can spray the hinge area with a little PAM or other no-stick cooking spray

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