Question about Whirlpool ED5FTGX Side by Side Refrigerator

Open Question

Ice dispenser door not closing completely

The Ice dispenser door not closing completely on the front of my side by side.
Ice is building up inside the area around the dispenser shoot.
Do I need to replace the spring and the delay?

Posted by on

  • jsanders65 Jul 11, 2010

    I am also having the same problem. Flap door does not close, replace the spring and the delay? Pls let me know. jsanders65@nc.rr.com

×

Ad

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad
  • 46 Answers

SOURCE: Flap on ice dispenser door won't close

clean it again and make sure when you use it that all the ice falls out if not and its open a little it will cause it to freeze open

Posted on Jun 26, 2009

Ad
aasc
  • 1606 Answers

SOURCE: ice dispenser door flap will not close.

Remove the top freezer hinge hover on top of the freezer door . Unplug the receptical there ( this will remove power to the door only ) .
Using a small screwdriver at the "crease" on the bottom of the dispensor control board inside the dispensor , twist slightly to disengage the 2 clips ( 1 on each side ) holding the dispensor board . Unplug the 3 connectors from the board . 4 screws ( 1 on each corner ) hold the dispensor housing shield . Remove these 4 small screws . After removing , at the top right , you will see a solenoid and plunger . These are probably rusted , holding the flap open . The part number for the solenoid and plunger is WR62X10055 . 3 screws hold this part on . When reinstalling the dispensor housing , It slides back on 2 "grooves" so make sure it is back in place , or the board will not snap back on properly at the bottom .

Posted on Sep 02, 2009

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: Ice Dispenser clogged with frozen ice

I have the same problem. Found this posting:

http://www.applianceblog.com/mainforums/sears-kenmore/10491-kenmore-ice-maker-dispenser-door-shute-clogging-missing-heating-element.html

Maybe our heater is not working?


Posted on Oct 27, 2009

  • 112 Answers

SOURCE: shoot door (flap) for ice maker wont stay closed causing frost

the gear that pulls it closed is bad. some have small plungers instead of gears

Posted on Oct 29, 2009

blueextc3221
  • 15935 Answers

SOURCE: Flapper door for ice dispenser will not close.

The fountain opening has a false trimring around it that is press-fit into place.
Starting at one corner - gently pry off the trimring. Behind it are a few screws, and the fountain assemble slides out.

VISIT THIS LINK and supply your exact model number - and they will have expanded parts diagrams you can see how it comes apart, and order the required parts.

Thanks for using FixYa - a 4 THUMBS rating is appreciated for answering your FREE question.

Posted on Jun 02, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

The ice dispenser is not working


If your design is the conventional with a catch bucket and auger it is likely that the output has frozen and is prohibiting the cubes to enter the shoot. Remove the bucket and discard the ice. Inspect the shoot in the door and clear any ice built up. Check that the catch bucket auger is free to turn and no built up ice in the output side that lines up with the shoot.

If the door to the shoot located in the freezer door fails to close completely then frost and ice will continue to build up in the shoot.

Cycle by hand a few times to ensure that the door will close. Also when dispensing ice ensure that the arm that contacts the glass has returned to the front position ensuring that the door is closed.

Wait for a new tray of ice. It will take a minute or two for the ice to find its way to the glass from a completely emptied bucket and shoot.

Hope this has helped?

Jan 17, 2016 | Refrigerators

2 Answers

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

Mar 18, 2014 | Whirlpool 25.6 cu. ft. Side-by-Side...

1 Answer

FROST BUILD UP ON ICE STORAGE BIN AND INSIDE OF


Most times this is caused by the dispenser door not shutting all the way. This causes moist air to be drawn in through the opening and the moisture will freeze in that area and also cause the dispenser door to have even more problems closing. Check the door and get me your model number so I can list the parts that are most likely causing this, Thanks Sea Breeze

Oct 26, 2009 | Whirlpool 25.6 cu. ft. Side-by-Side...

1 Answer

Frost inside the ice dispenser chute and the ice cube dispenser seems "stuck" on crush mode instead of dispensing full cubes.


The stuck on crush mode , is caused by ice frosted in front of the ice bin , blocking the ice bin flap from opening , when calling for cube ice . Removing the ice bin and cleaning or defrosting completely , will solve this problem , AFTER , resolving the frost in shoot problem .
Remove the top freezer door hinge cover , and disconnect the plug there . This removes any power , going to the door . If no plug there , remove the bottom kick plate , by removing the screw on each side in the front , and disconnect the receptical from the wires comming from the bottom of the freezer door .
Remove the dispensor control board , by prying , or pulling , from the bottom of the board . Disconnect the 3 plugs to the board . You should now see the white dispensor cover , being held on by 4 screws . Remove these screws , and slide the cover out .
In the top right , inside the dispensor area , you will see a solenoid with a plunger , with the door flap arc , inserted into the plunger . Usually rust inhibits the movement of the plunger , keeping the door flap from closing completely .
Remove the 3 screws holding the plunger and solenoid ( part number WR62X10055 ) and replace . Cleaning will not help , due to rust will return .

Oct 10, 2009 | GE Refrigerators

1 Answer

No ice instead water dripping down into freezer making icicles


If you have icicles, where are they forming at? If on the front of the ice bucket, then look at the dispenser shoot door is closing all the way. The way to check that is to look into the shoot while holding a flash light (or bright light) up into the dispenser from the front side of door. You should see no light.

Now if you have ice buildup around the inside of bucket, mainly from the ice maker to the bucket then you either have an ice maker that is leaking water or you have a water valve that is not shutting off all the way. Suspect water valve if you have ice buildup within water inlet tube on top of ice maker. Frozen water within tube is good indication that water valve is leaking.

Look inside refrig side of refrig, usually located on right top side of wall, you will find a tag with model number and serial number. Need both to get you the right part number for ice maker or water valve.

Oct 08, 2009 | GE Profile PSW26P Stainless Steel Side by...

2 Answers

Will not release ice and makes crushed ice, even when on cubed.


I believe in your case the ice maker part number WR30X10093 being electronic with the control board in the front is the problem. I think the control board behind the front cover of the ice maker may have corrosion and causing the ice maker to malfunction. You can try disconnecting the set of wires to the coil on the water control valve and see if the water stops or turn off the ice maker first and try disconnecting the coil wires later. It has to be the control board or the water control valve part number WR57X10032

Oct 06, 2009 | GE Profile PSW26P Stainless Steel Side by...

1 Answer

Frost builds up in dispenser area .hard to open because of frost buildup.


The ice dispensor flap is not closing completely , causing the frost in the inside shoot and on the bottom of the dispensor . Sometimes caused by a broken ice guide ( clear piece attached to the arm that activates the dispensor on the door ) it hits against the flap , not letting it close . Model number would have helped more .

Aug 25, 2009 | Whirlpool Refrigerators

1 Answer

Ice dispenser frost build up - Amana refrigirator


This sounds like your ice may be melting and freezing around the chute. You may need to replace that rubber gasket on the chute. Otherwise, if you use a lot of crushed ice, that will build up badly on the chute and you can manually clean that off. I hope this helps you!

Aug 14, 2009 | Amana 25.8 cu. ft. Side-by-Side...

1 Answer

Ice Jam in Chute - Whirlpool IDI SxS


first check would be to see if the flapper door is closing all the way in the dispenser area. best way is to remove the ice bucket and shine a flashlight from the front up into the disp door area and look for light around the door from inside the chute.

another check would be to make sure the door delay mechanism is connected an not allowing the dispenser door to close to fast trapping a cubes in the door and causing an air leak in the chute..

Keep in mind if you use alot of crushed ice frost build up is faster than with just cubed.

Dec 10, 2007 | Whirlpool ED2FHEXN Side by Side...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Whirlpool ED5FTGX Side by Side Refrigerator Logo

Related Topics:

180 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Whirlpool Refrigerators Experts

John Tripp
John Tripp

Level 3 Expert

4654 Answers

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8220 Answers

Sal DeAngelo

Level 3 Expert

2180 Answers

Are you a Whirlpool Refrigerator Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...