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The ice chute trap door does not snap back. closed too slowly

The chute closed slowly causing ice to jam in the door. shouldn't it snap closed to shut off ice flor? Do I replace whole unit or lubricate in some way?

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SOURCE: GE Icemaker flap door won't open causes ice jam in chute

There is an electric solenoid that opens the door. If you look up inside the dispenser you can see the solenoid. Either the solenoid is bad or the dispenser module that puts power to it is out. You will need to remove dispenser front and check for voltage to solenoid. If you have power from module, replace solenoid, if no power, replace both parts. It is common for solenoid to short out and damage the module so that both must be replaced. If solenoid is shorted and you replace module, new part will fry.

Posted on Oct 02, 2007

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SOURCE: 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.

Posted on Dec 11, 2007

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SOURCE: ice maker frosts over on the chute

This would indicate a problem with the ice chute door seal. Have it serviced. Air leakage would cause the frost-ice buildup.

Posted on Jun 15, 2008

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SOURCE: ice maker frost issue

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Any time a door is letting warm air into the freezer, frost will develop. Manually defrost the area with a WARM setting on a hair dryer. DO NOT OVERHEAT! Inspect the ice chute door for proper closure. Possibly a spring may have broken.

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Posted on Jul 05, 2008

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SOURCE: Ice Maker Trap door may be broken

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.

Posted on Jul 18, 2008

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