Refrigerator Repair- Replacing the Ice Dispenser Door Assembly (Flapper) (GE Part # WR17X11653)

Uploaded by partselect on 25.02.2011

Steve: Hi it’s Steve from PartSelect. Today we are going to show you how to change the
flapper on your ice dispenser. It’s a pretty easy job, all we are going to need is a Philips
screw driver and a small flat blade, let me show you how it’s done.
Now the first step in this repair will be to disconnect the power to the refrigerator.
We are going to be working with some electrical circuits so we want to make sure that we do
this safely. Next we are going to remove the escutcheon from around the dispenser, we’ll
pull it a little bit on the sides, it’s held in place by little plastic tabs, all
the way around the perimeter; just gently remove that. There are eight tabs around the
side of that that hold it in place.
Next we are going to lift up the control panel, just slightly from the bottom, take it out,
drop that down, and tilt it over. We’ll see three wire connections here, we are going
to disconnect those, make this job go a little easier if we remove those connectors, set
the control panel aside.
Now with our Philips screwdriver we are gonna remove four Philips screws, one in each corner
of the housing. Lift the housing out of the opening. Now we have the housing out of the
way we can expose the flapper, we note that there is two plastic tabs at the top that
secure it, we’ll need to push those gently out of the way, disengage the top of it, slide
it off the bottom.
Install our new one, locate it with the two tabs on the top, engage the bottom first,
line up the top and simply snap it in place. Take the housing assembly, the wire harness is out
of the way, make sure we are not pinching any of those, just slide that back into place
until it lines up properly. We’ll reinstall the four Philips screws, careful not to over
tighten those screws. We’ll take our control panel, we are going to hook the top of the
control panel into the housing first, lift up on it slightly and lock the bottom in place.
Now we are ready to reinstall the escutcheon, it’s not stored on the top, so you know
which way to place it, so you line it up, snap the tabs back into the door panel, reconnect
the power, and our job is complete. That’s just how easy it is to change the flapper
on your ice dispenser. Thanks for watching, and good luck with your repair.