The door flap on my KitchenAid French Door fridge isn't springing completely back into place, and it's catching on the other door.
Our KitchenAid fridge has french doors, and on the left door is a flap that snaps out to create a seal when the other door closes. When you open the left door, the flap should snap entirely out of the way so that when the left closes the flap doesn't catch on the right door.
Recently the flap has begun to stay slightly open when the left door is opened, and so when we close it, the edge catches on the right door and bangs.
I'm told there's a spring at one of the three hinge points but I'm wondering if that's in fact likely to be the issue and, if so, if anyone has some tips for me on how to proceed.
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On mine one end of the spring broke off in the hole on the door. It was on top of the hinge so it looked like a pivot pin. I found that this was the second hole for the spring. I pushed the end of the new spring up under the hinge and popped the broke piece of old spring out. Now I could see the 2 holes. You then need to put the spring into each hole. The hole on the flap also needs a white plastic sleeve if that is missing. that goes on the end of the spring and fits into the flap hole. Then the trick part is understanding how the spring works? If you put both ends of the spring in the holes and shut the flap, it now stays in position to close and be flipped open by the guide that swings it open to seal.
If I remember correctly it requires a quarter to half turn to disconnect in the counter clock wise direction. May take some grunt to free it. If that fail try channel lock pliers and be careful to not break it. once turned it should pull straight out. Try that as maybe its not twisted into place properly to start and just needs to be pulled straight out.
I have a related question. My lower spring broke and I have the replacement spring. How do I put it into both plastic fittings at the same time. One arm on the spring goes on mullion while the other arm goes into a fitting on the door. Please help!
There are multiple parts to the dispenser for GE. You say that door isn't closing properly, which could mean that the solenoid isn't working properly, or that the door flap retainer itself is broken, I want to say that they make a complete kit for it but not for certain,
The pan is for holding the defrost water for it to evaporate. If the milk creates an odor, you can acces the pan by removing the front panel under the door (usually). The pan will probably come out so you can clean it.
The description says you have an LG fridge? I may need the entire model # from the sticker inside the fridge to tell for sure, but there is a motor behind the dispenser controls that opens the door. Let me know if you need more help. Also, you can view parts and diagrams at http://www.appliancepartspros.com/.
Go to this link and you can see all the identical sized models with a right swing door. The hinges are the same so you could easily swap them;
here's a link to the user manual if you need it;
check page 7 and 8 for how to swap a door. Page 20 gives you contact details for spare parts.
Hope this helps :)