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The ice flap in the door does not open when ice falls down the chute

The door seems to have intensified the spring since a normal amount of cubes does not open the flap. Everything else works perfectly.

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Re: The ice flap in the door does not open when ice falls...

The door is opened by a electrical solonoid, not by the ice itself. This solonid gets corroded due to moisture, To axcess the solonoid remove water tray remove three torx screws removing trim panel, remove 3 more torx screw holding dispenser module to freezer door two on either sides and one by paddle. Maytag has a kit called a fountain door kit that has everything to rebuild the ice door system,

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