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Ice Dispenser Frosting up

I am having trouble with the ice dispenser frosting up at the connection to the ice bin. Is there a heater in the door around the ice shoot I should look at?
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Richard

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    Model #9532820 - ice dispenser is frosting up.

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Look up through the ice chute from the outside with a flashlight and see if the mounting for the ice door and the door itself is loose.....if it is there is a kit to repair it....the repair is a little involved and you may need a technician to repair it

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