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Ice and Water Dispenser Funnel

My rubber funnel broke off (without even touching it) in less than a year. Ge did replace it but it is without the rubber funnel. I assume the plastic is longer to accomodate this.

All I am looking for is how do I replace this?

All I need to know is how to remove the front dispenser panel to get to the insides of the freezer door to replace the funnel (part # WR17X11966)

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Re: Ice and Water Dispenser Funnel

This diagram may help some.. should be a molding thats goes around outside of dispenser.. should be able to pop off and get at screws u need to get remove and get at what u need too

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