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Aug 15 2013

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Freezer Frost

Have you ever had frost build up in the ice dispenser chute on your General Electric side by side refrigerator?

I did … and it took me a bit of time to figure out what the problem was.

At first I thought it was a bad seal on the door of the freezer. But the seal was actually fine and, if it had been bad, the frost would have been on more than just the ice dispenser chute.

Here’s an example of the ice dispenser chute AFTER I removed a bunch of frost…
Freezer Frost

(the broken plastic was from when I was a bit ‘over enthusiastic’ at removing built up ice)

After a bit of research I determined that it was the flapper that covered the chute when the dispenser wasn’t dispensing ice.

It turns out that, with age, the ice door flapper deforms and doesn’t provide a good seal on the chute.

Flapper Comparison


As you can see above, the old flapper was curled along the edges and the new one is completely flat.

Once I determined what the real problem was, fixing it was pretty easy … I ordered a new ice door flapper from amazon.com (I got two of them just in case).

I found this handy video that explained how you get to the ice dispenser chute.

1 comment

  1. Jhon

    Once I determined what the real problem was, fixing it was pretty easy … I ordered a new ice door flapper from amazon.com (I got two of them just in case).

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