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Re: GE ZISB420DMC Refr Ice dispenser flap door does not close reliably. Can the flap door and solenoid be replaced from the front opening or does the freezer door have to be disassembled for repairs? C.Matt

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  • cmatt007 Sep 14, 2010

    Thank you for the quick response!
    I will open the front up and see what is needed and proceed to order the parts.
    C. Matt

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It’s the flap, the spring, the crank, or the solenoid (the device that opens the flap). Now you need to remove the front cover off the dispenser (on most refrigerators it just snaps off). Then remove four screws behind the cover and remove the dispenser control. Once off you should see the flap. Inspect the spring to see if it is broke or out of place, if so, replace it. Then see if the crank (the part that the flap is attached to) is broke, if so, replace it. Now look at the flap to see if the edges are rolled over or is broken, if so, replace it.
Now for the solenoid, sometimes it gets rusty and won’t close all the way. Sometimes it overheats and welds itself open, if this happens it won’t open or close. In any case, if it doesn’t open or close properly replace it.
You can get required parts from www.repairclinic.com
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Posted on Sep 13, 2010

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