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Whirlpool side by side, ice flap will not close properly on its own and when manually seated, does not stay in place. Tighten something, replace something, is there a motor or device that controls this or some mechanism connected to the dispenser

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I have a whirlpool refrig model # ED5VHEVB06. The door where the ice comes out has a flap that does not close completely and a small black plug dropped onto the floor. Now the ice gets jammed and do


sorry , but to properly fix the problem you need to disassemble the door frame from the inside panel, if you are capable you may do but better to have trained technician to do it

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