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Re ice dispenser. The flap is not opening to release the ice cubes. I can put my finger up and open the flap and ice drops. Is there a spring or something. Pls advise.

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HI there is a solenoid behind the the little control panel there that is bad or rusted, The part is $30-50.00, You will need to remove the control panel on the freezer door to change it.


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I had the same problem you do - the solenoid that lifts that white plastic piece is dead. But I also rent the place where I live, and it comes with the fridge. It's not likely the landlord will want to deal with this issue since I can still get ice, not considered a necessity, etc. So here's what I did to make it so that I always get cubed ice.

Take a wine cork and stand it on end. Using a good knife, I positioned the blade about 1/3 of the diameter from the edge and cut all the way through the length of the cork. Then remove the ice tray.

Now put your finger in the sqaure opening and lift up the white pastic piece. Slide the modified cork under the flap so that it is jammed into the raised position. (This is the position it should be in when you are asking for cubed ice.) Now slide the ice tray back in while using your left hand to push the plastic ice flap at the front of the tray to the left side (again, the position it should be in for delivering cubed ice). Peer under the tray while you're slowly sliding it back in so that you can see if the metal rod connected to that ice flap successfully slides into the square opening at the back. If it can't slide in above the cork-raised plastic piece, you may need to pull the cork back out and trim a little more off it.

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