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Ice flap door won't close - Freezer and ice maker frost up

I replaced the ice flap door solenoid a couple of years ago. Now the ice flap is sticking open again. Is it normal to have to replace this thing every couple of years?

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  • benwaweb May 11, 2010

    You can buy yourself more time without having to replace the actuator every time by scraping the rust off of the metal core. Part of the flap door not closing is caused by the core not being able to freely travel back up inside the housing once rust starts to build up. Cleaning the inside of the housing is a good idea too. It worked for me...

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Every time you use the ice dispensor , when the flap opens , cold air will fall inside the enclosed dispensor cover . This cold air , mixed with the warm outside air , produces moisture inside the cover . After so long , this moisture starts turning to rust , causing the solenoid and plunger to rust . G E has no "fix" for this problem yet . My suggestion , would be to drill holes in the bottom of the dispensor enclosure (white plastic enclosure , held on by 4 screws ) at certain points , so that the cold air will fall thru the cover , instead of staying in the enclosure . This is something I have to try on customers refrigerators for a while , before I send this Idea to G E . To answer your question , yes , I is normal to replace every couple of years ,.....for now anyway .

Posted on Sep 12, 2009

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