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Kenmore coldspot 52524101 I have a problem with my ice maker shoot door it does make a seal anymore and it frosts up the inside of the freezer. I ordered a new door it is the same part number but it doesn't have the plastic element attached to it like the other one did so i installed it any way and it seals fine but now the water dispenser doesn't work.

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  • kingfisher04 Oct 24, 2010

    it not the whole refrigerator door it it the ice shoot door that i replaced

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That is because without the plastic element inside of it, the little switch on the side that tells the fridge the door is shut, will not be pressed in all the way.

When the door is open, the fridge disables the water and Ice dispenser.

That inner plastic piece is a different part number. You are meant to reuse the old one.

To make sure that is the issue you are having, find the little button that is usually in the inner side of the door where it hinges, and tape it down. Close the door and then try the water. If you get water, then you need to put the plastic "element" from your old door in the new door. Or keep the button taped down. But then the light wont come on.

Needless to say, that light is probably staying on wasting that electricity too.

Posted on Oct 25, 2010

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If you didn't accidentally disconnect the dispenser switch while replacing the door...

Your water line could be frozen in the door. You can disconnect the line under the unit before it goes into the door at the bottom hinge. Push the dispenser button and see if it comes out there. If it does leave the door open till it thaws. Covering the opening with a blanket will prevent the loss of cold in the freezer. . GE makes a heater that will prevent this from happening again. The part number for this heater is WR49X10173.

disconnect the line to the water dispenser at the water inlet valve on the back where the water supply comes in and try the dispenser. if you hear the valve work but water doesn't come out, the valve is bad. If you don't hear the valve, the dispenser switch is bad

Posted on Oct 24, 2010

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    Charles T Nevin Oct 25, 2010

    While the ice dispenser door was not sealing good the water line could have frozen in the door because of the cold air exposed to the area.

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