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.
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.
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.