The small flapper door on the in door ice dispenser does not close all the way. It causes frost to build up on the dispenser.
I only get crushed ice, even when selecting cubes.
Is there a spring on the door that keeps it closed? Is it hard to replace?
Thanks for the help.
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Re: ge gss25jemc ice in door keeps freezzing up
Flapper door diagram is here, you can see how the spring, etc. work to hold the door closed.
As for the crushed ice, (item 384) on the next diagram shows the little lever that lifts the side rod on the bin (item 329) to decide if cubes or crushed comes out. The solenoid (item 383) can get frozen up and not move. Take a look where screw (item 371) is, that little square window is where the device that lifts the rod is. Take a hair dryer and heat that area REAL good to melt the frozen solenoid mechanism. Test it every now and then by holding the door light switch off and pressing the cubed selection & lever. You should hear a very loud "clank" as the solenoid pull in to lift the rod on the bin.
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I assume your frost is at the front of the ice bin? If so, your correct. Room temperature air is leaking in to a 0 degree environment and causing frost build up. First, I would see if the ice door closes 100% without spring by pressing your finger on the door. I've had bad ice doors that were warped. Next, inspect supporting rod and spring and make sure they look ok. An eye test should suffice. Next, without heat motor, the spring should keep door shut 100%. See if that helps, good luck!
The problem your having is that the door in the dispenser chute isn't closing completly and warm air is coming in, clashing with the freezer and the moisture in the warm air freezes and collects right there in the chute causing the ice build up. The more common parts that may cause this is the door flapper being bad or damaged, flapper soleniod, which helps the flapper doofr get a good seal, and electronic board on the dispenser itself.
you are still not getting a seal on that flap. It sounds as if it may be warped. THe reason the frost and ice is building up is due to the flap not sealing there isn't any other reson for your problem. Good luck on your repairs
Sounds like the dispensor flap is not closing completely , pulling outside air in . Using a flashlight on the outside of the flap , look inside to see if any light is visible . If so , then the ice flap plunger and solenoid will have to be replaced . Also , excessive crushed ice can also cause frosting .
The flap door where ice is dispensed is warped letting warm air into the freezer causing the frost build up. You must replace the flapper - a $5 - $7 part but not too difficult to replace. I find the flapper last only about 2 years and frost problem reappears. Forget about a "weak heater".
first check would be to see if the flapper door is closing all the way in the dispenser area. best way is to remove the ice bucket and shine a flashlight from the front up into the disp door area and look for light around the door from inside the chute.
another check would be to make sure the door delay mechanism is connected an not allowing the dispenser door to close to fast trapping a cubes in the door and causing an air leak in the chute..
Keep in mind if you use alot of crushed ice frost build up is faster than with just cubed.