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Whirlpool refrigerator side by side Ice control

There is a small box just inside to the left of the freezer that the door has come open.  It is called infrared ice control and I am unable to keep the door closed.

 

what is happening?

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Its a defrost sensor that reads the inside temp of your freezer so it knows when to defrost itself.you need to close it so it wont allow th freezer to freez up.

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