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Donna Palmer Posted on Oct 21, 2006
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Frost on Ice Maker shute

The freezer has an Ultra Ease II water filtration system. The ice maker has been accumulating frost at the opening of the shute at the bottom of the ice maker and at the opening of the shute on the door where the ice is supposed to come through. I am continually having to chip the frost (which turns to ice as well) off both the door and the ice maker. The temperature and humidity in the house hasnt changed much. The fridge is a year and a half old. Please advise.

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  • jerrylg Jan 27, 2008

    Whirlpool ED25CQ side by side started building up frost at icemaker exit chute and entry of door chute. Cleaned and removed frost . This morning it is frozen again. No other indications of frost in the freezer. Chute flapper door has a bit of spring tension (how much is needed?) and rubber gasket and mating o-ring are not damaged and are reasonably clean.

  • jenniferfall May 30, 2008

    Same problem here. It's the ice chute door. Doesn't close completely anymore. Air gets in and causes frost. Ice dispenser stopped working too. How do i reattach the ice chute door? That little flap? It's impossible to see in there to figure it out! Whirlpool customer service said i needed a tech. I should be able to reattach it myself, for crying out loud!

  • DEWCLAW22 Jul 16, 2008

    KENMORE MODEL 106-56984600 CHUTE DOOR ACCUMULATING FROST AS WELL AS OPENING CHUTE ON DOOOR. ITS JUST 2 YRS OLD.SEARS WILL NOT COVER ANYTHING WILL COST ABOUT $500 TO FIX IT. TOLD THEM TO SHOVE IT.SEARS DOES NOT BACK UP THEIR PRODUCT ANY MORE LAST TIME I WILL PURCHASE ANYTHING FROM THEM

  • betzos4 Jul 17, 2008

    same problem. I think I know what is wrong. the small door that closes off the shute from the outside is loose. Can't figure out how to get it back in the mechanism that closes it when the lever for ice is back to non ice dispensing postion.

  • NicoleLW Oct 27, 2008

    Slightly different Whirlpool model, but it's a 2006 Whirlpool Gold side-by-side with the ice storage in the door.



    Since we had Hurricane Ike come thru, the ice chute flap won't reclose resulting in the frost and leakage reported by others. We've taken a look and see how the chute is opened, but don't see how it is automatically closed (or rather how it should be closing) to fix the issue.



    Can another offer more details on what should cause the chute flap to close itself?



    Thanks, Nicole

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    frost on ice maker

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    ice maker where you putglass to get ice has a fixed black surround on outside that holds lever and door with a 5 inch hinge that holds it together snapped off is the black 2x3 pc fixed in permanent or can it be replaced it 2 years old

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    gasket keeps coming out or staying open in ice dispenser. How do we get it in properly

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Dtot, does the flap shut all the way? Sounds like you are drawing moisture from the chute. The flapper should seat so that no air is being drawn in. I have seen a number of these Whirlpools where the pin and spring retainer has broken off from the dispensor housing causing this problem. They use to replace the whole freezer door because the dispensor housing is not a servicable part. They have now come out with a kit to address this problem. This is not a fun job for a first timer. You may want to contact Whirlpool and inquire about the aforementioned. If this is your case, there is a good chance they will cover it. Catriver..post back.

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I have a Sears model 106.57943700 and it was exhibiting the exact same symptoms. The ice chute door hinge was broken. Here's how I fixed it. Unplug Fridge!!! I carefully pried (a table knife worked good) the trim & ice/water selector unit (it has a connector plug on it that needs to be disconnected) from the door. Set it aside. Unclip the light / switch holder and tape it out of the way. Remove the ice chute door assembly along with the little round piston. Set it aside. Then I saw the broken plastic hinge piece that holds the hinge pin. Fortunately, the piece was still there. I super-glued it back together and put an additional bead of glue where it parted. Waited an hour and put it back together. WORKS FINE!! If you have limited mechanical abilities, you might want to seek help on this, but I fixed mine in about 15 mins. + 1 hr. glue drying time.

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Flapper closure was restricted by the top section of the rubber chute (next to the water dispenser outlet) which had warped. I trimmed off 1/4 inch of the warped section - flapper now closes completely. Problem resolved in 5 minutes.
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I dont know if the repair guy is needed..will know soon. I ordered a kit for my kenmore 106.57943700 after getting advise from appliance specialist just ask or something like that..gave me the site..and they give free help. it looks like if you don't know the names of the two popular types of screwdrivers..call a repairman..but..it doesn't appear to look like engineer work..i'll let you know if i regret it.

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Whirlpool side by side model# ed25qf- how do you get the drain pan out from underneath???????????

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CALL THE REPAIR MAN TO 8002531301 TO GET THE RIGHT PERSON TO FIX YOUR ISSUE, SINCE YOU HAVE WARR, YOU WILL WANT TO USE IT OR YOU WILL LOOSE ALL OFYOUR WARR OVER DOING THINGS YOURSELF ON ANY OF YOUR APPLIENCE.

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