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Ice maker frost issue

Frost all over ice maker parts inside freezer so much so that now frost scrapes when closing door. Have noticed little trap door that opens to dispence ice cubes dosent close all the way after ice comes out. I push it back manually but don't know how well the seal is. If the little door is the issue can it easlly be replaced with replacement parts or is it something else?.

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  • Anonymous Sep 07, 2008

    same problem as nogakit. what is the fix?

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    howe to get the door to close when done dispencing ice

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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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