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Flapper in Ice Chute broke the mount it adheres to on the door.

The Flapper that flips open (When dispensing ice) and closes the hole in the freezer when your not dispensing ice somehow broke off the one side of the freezer door it mounts to. It was cocked sideways so I removed it and the ice maker works but the whole area around the ice tray auger is icey i guess because of the warm air getting in then freezing the water thats melting. What should I do?

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You can replace the broken parts.Diagram 4 shows your parts. http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=5134017

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