Question about GE GSS25VGMWW / GSS25VGMCC Side by Side Refrigerator
The flap to the ice dispenser stays open when you get ice threw the door. It locks open and you have to manually force the flap closed aftre each use.
Also the water dispenser works hit or miss. It has not worked for about two weeks now. In the past it would not work for a few days and then work fine for a while.
Any suggestions to either of these problems?
My solenoid was rusted up due to water condensation in that area.
To get to the solenoid and the ice flap:
Under the control panel there are two holes if you look up under it.
Push a small object into each hole and the control panel will come out.
Release the clips that hold the three wiring harnesses onto the control board, unplug the wiring harnesses and set the control board aside.
Take the 4 corner screws out of the unit that sits behind the control panel and set that unit aside. From there you will be able to see the flaper. The seloniod sits on the left side.
Take the screws out that hold it in and remove it. There is a plunger on the top that should be free to move up and down. It should slide right out but yours might be a little locked up. Pull it out and clean the rust off. Also clean the hole it goes down into. Mine was in bad shape and all rusty but still worked after I cleaned it all up. I ended up spray painting the plunger and the solenoid to prevent future rust and it works like new. (not sure how much a new one is, that might be the better solution).
Now I'm trying to figure out how to stop the water condensation so it doesn't happen again.
Posted on Jun 30, 2013
I found that a liberal application of WD40 use the extension tube to direct it up into the flap mechanism works a treat and frees the solinoid. Clean of excess with paper towels so you dont get WD40 onto your dispensed ice cubes.
Posted on Dec 04, 2011
It sounds like you have a bad flapper solenoid
Posted on Jan 01, 2008
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