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Frost buildup on ice/water dispenser

We continually get a frost buildup on the door of our freezer, where the ice is dispensed. I have cleaned and dried (thoroughly!) the ice maker several times, but this hasn't helped...The buildup eventually prevents the freezer door from closing properly. We do not use the ice dispenser very much... Thank you!

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  • stina3 Aug 28, 2007

    Thank you -- I will look at it. SOMETHING isn't closing properly, and I hadn't thought of the flap! I will let you know...

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    My ice ice maker is no water come to the ice maker to make ice and the water freeze to the bottom of the freezer side. The water dispenser is still have water come out like normal. Please help!!! Thank you.

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    can you change the freezer door and add an ice dispenser to and older model it does have an ice maker just not through the door style

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    can we change the freezer door and add an dispenser unit has ice maker in it

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Is the trap door flap closing properly where the ice comes through the door? If open, warm air would be coming in frosting and maybe iceing things up

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Your problem is definatly caused by air entering freezer either from the ice shute flap or door not sealing correctly, try putting a bright torch in frezzer and closing door look for light escaping around edge of door, if you can see the light then change door seal, the fault cannot be anything else. Regards Advisor

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