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Need to replace the gasket and flap of door ice dispenser for GE Refrigerator model GSS25JFPA WW

The gasket on the flap of the ice dispenser unit on the door has warped and allows air/humidity into the ice maker dispenser chamber and causes ice to bind together into a block that cannot fit through dispenser and has broken the plastic screw that pushes the ice out through the door dispenser. Need to remove door dispensing unit to replace gasket/flap. Don't know how to take apart.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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first, let us explore the problem with dispenser flap. open the freezer and look into the ice discharge chute. there may be an accumilation of ice impeding the proper operation of the flap. next, you have indicated the light socket is broken. is it just the bulb or the socket itself? if you wish to remove the ice/water panel, first unplug the unit,. then you may be able to unsnap the drip tray where one would sit their water glass. if you are successful in doing this then the panel can be removed with a star driver but it depends upon the fasteners used. Always keep in mind to disconnect power before working on unit. I hope this was helpful.

Posted on Sep 26, 2008

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SOURCE: Ice Dispenser flap not closing

the front panel should just pop off,but you want to look at the solinardmthat is most likey what need replaced,let me know if it is rusted in the open position-mike

Posted on Apr 14, 2009

SOURCE: GE ICE MAKER GSS25JFPA WW NOT MAKING ICE

could be a clogged water filter, bad ice maker or valve(s)

Posted on Apr 07, 2010

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SOURCE: Have a gs201eta ww refrigerator

The fridge gets its cold air from the freezer through a vent between the freezer and fridge. the fan in the freezer blows air through it. there is a flap you adjust with the fridge temp. control.

Make sure it's opening and closing when you adjust the fridge temp. try to chec in the user guide.

Hope helps.

Posted on Jul 07, 2010

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SOURCE: I have a Kenmore Elite

Here is a large diagram and a PDF of the parts. Most likely you have a broken door flap spring broken or the hinge. Click Here=> 8201649 Dispenser Door Flap Kit

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Click Here=> W10224328 Spring Here s a PDF of all parts related to your models dispenser=>
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Click here for=> 106.58963701 Dispenser Components

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If you need instructions on how to take the dispenser apart please let me know. You really will not see the true problem until you have the dispenser disassembled. Hope this has helped answer your questions, Thanks, Sea Breeze

Posted on May 05, 2011

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If the rod has been knocked out of position, reposition it with your hands then you can lightly lube each end at the pivot points, with a food grade silicon lubricating spray. Use ONLY a food grade lubricant so you don't end up getting nasty tasting ice cubes or contaminating the cubes as they pass thru the chute and flap.

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