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Trap door for ice does not close all the way

It seems that the spring tension on the Ice Trap Door is gone, so it does not close all the way causing ice to form on the front of the ice bin!

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This happens from time to time. There is a kit to replace the door flap assembly. It isn't to awfully hard to replace. Post a model number and I can tell you what part number you need to order :)

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Ice maker trap door does not close tightly, ice cubes become one big cube and water drips from the ice cube trap door. need some adjustment to this door so cubes do not melt and water run out of storage...


Remove the dispenser cover by gently prying starting at the bottom going round and round a little at a time to prevent from breaking it. When it's off the screws will be exposed to access the other components.
There is a solenoid that operates the door that could be sticking.
The hinge on the door could be broken or the bracket it goes in could be broken.The spring could also be off or broke. You'll have to look to see what's wrong.

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ICEMAKER FROSTING UP


Try to take some ice from the dispenser. Remove the glass and open the freezer door to look down inside the dispenser chute and see if the trap door has re-closed. If it remains open warm, humid air will enter the ice bucket and gradually freeze the cubes together. Trap door remaining open is generally caused by a rusted electrical coil which pulls the door open electrically then sticks, unable to re-close. Coil is located behind the panel that operates the dispenser. Relatively easily accessible.

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Ice cube flap door


try this site...input your model # and look for the ice door parts. Maybe a bad spring. They are also very helpful with their chat and phone assist., video repair etc. Make sure to get the model # though.
https://www.repairclinic.com/RepairHelp/How-To-Fix-A-Refrigerator/62-5-1414685-/Whirlpool-Refrigerator-ice-maker-overflowing-WRX735SDBM00?r=%2fShop-For-Parts%2fa4b5c21i2659d1414685%2fModel-WRX735SDBM00-Whirlpool-Refrigerator-Gasket-Seal-Door-Gasket-Parts
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ICE DOOR WILL NOT LET ICE FALL DOWN CHUTE,


the ice door has a solenoid that opens and closes the ice door. since you were able to replae the door i assume you can take it apart pull it back apart and the crank the door attaches too is connected on 1 side to an electrical soleiod test if the plunger moves up and down freely. also look for heat deformation around the plastic as well. if it turns out the solenoid is bad i would also recomend replacing the the fountain boards as well. I dont think you can put to much tension on the spring..

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Ge, tfx26kpda ww, ice maker only dispences crushed ice


At least yours is making ice. Mine wount even make ice. While toubleshooting my prob, I notice a metal rod on the bottom of the ice tray. This rod opens and shuts a plastic "trap door" in the tray. The position of that door determines whether the ice is crushed or whole. If the trap door is open the ice falls through the dispenser freely. If the door this closed the ice is force thorugh metal teeth where it is crushed then dispensed. Open the freezer door and take the ice tray out. You should see a hole at the back of the freezer that the metal rod goes through. In that hole there is a plastic square that moves up and down. If the set your dispenser to crushed ice, leave the door open, push in the door switch at the bottom, and press the dispenser. The plastic square does nothing while the motor is turning. That allows the door to stay closed and forces the ice through the metal teeth. If you set the dispenser to whole ice and do the same thing the plastic square is suppose to lift up forcing the door open and letting the whole ice drop freely. The plastic square probably does nothing even if you set it to whole ice. That mean the trap door never opens focing the ice to always get crushed.

Unfortunately, I have no solution because mine works and I had no need to investigate further. I hopes this helps you figure out the problem though

Good Luck.

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The control panel light blinking and ice trap door will not close


Sounds like you need a new display pwb. The flapper for the ice works on a solenoid which is on a little board that is behind the display board. When the power is cut the flapper should close as it is on a spring. I don't believe that there is any worries of it catching fire. Have a tech come and replace the board for you.
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I am having the same problem. My husband took off the front panel and we discovered there is a small piece of plastic holding the ice dispenser door in place that is broken so the door doesn't seal.

I called Sears to see if the part is replaceable -- it's not. I have to buy an entire freezer door for $464 because a .10 cent piece of plastic is broken.

This seems to be a common problem. My refrigerator is only 3 years old. Perhaps we need to make a complaint to Sears/Kenmore together.

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Is the trap door flap closing properly where the ice comes through the door? If open, warm air would be coming in frosting and maybe iceing things up

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No water or ice through door


sounds like the dispenser assembly is not sensing that the trap door is opening fully, so it wont send power to the auger motor or fill valve. If you are pretty handy, you can disassemble the door and take out the dispenser assembly and try to take the assembly apart and correct the throw on the trap door. Otherwise, I'm afraid you need a new dispenser to the tune of about $250 parts and $225 trip and labor. Good luck!

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