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Whirlpool Refrigerator Broken Tab Ice Dispenser Door Kit


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#1 Scottthewolf

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 01:52 PM

Maytag Refrigerator Model #MSD2542VEW01 Serial# HRW4574541. This is a Whirlpool design, NOT a Maytag design SXS refrigerator.

Since the plastic tabs that hold the ice dispenser door broke off the dispenser housing and the dispenser housing is not a replaceable part, I ordered and installed part #8201756. I followed the directions exactly as the instruction sheet explained, but the flap door still won't close all the way. I suspect I have the spring, part#2304772 installed wrong. Since I did not get to see how the spring was installed because it fell off the dispenser door pin and the instruction sheet does not show or explain how it's supposed to be installed, can somebody explain and possibly show a close up picture of how the spring should look when it is installed on the pin and dispenser door? A video would be nice too if you can upload a video.

Say what you want about the Maytag dispenser door with the noisy solenoid that eventually burns out and sometimes melts the dispenser housing, at least that design was alot easier to fix and it has less moving plastic parts that don't get broken as easy as this Whirlpool design.
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Posted 26 October 2012 - 11:48 PM

Took me a while to find it but I have used the non-kit method provided by Certfied Tech to great success. Regardless, he provides some great pictures that may be of help. http://appliantology...s-refrigerator/


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Posted 27 October 2012 - 12:30 AM

Thank You.

Does the spring have to be wound around once like the genuine Maytag design before you install it, or does it just install in the relaxed state as it would be in the parts box?
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Posted 27 October 2012 - 01:17 AM

Thank You.

Does the spring have to be wound around once like the genuine Maytag design before you install it, or does it just install in the relaxed state as it would be in the parts box?




the spring is installed in the relaxed state ie not wound

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 07:22 AM

Nice find DA! I hadn't seen this and it beats the hell outta that $85 kit.
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Posted 27 October 2012 - 08:05 AM

Nice find DA! I hadn't seen this and it beats the hell outta that $85 kit.
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Posted 27 October 2012 - 08:18 AM

Nice find DA! I hadn't seen this and it beats the hell outta that $85 kit.


Damn nice find! I had forgotten about that one. Domo for the reminder, DA!

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 02:32 PM

Ok, that answers my question. I either don't have the spring installed properly or I need to break off more of the tabs because they may not be allowing the flapper door to seal properly,
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Posted 30 October 2012 - 01:33 PM

Went back today and got it sealing tight. I had to break more of the broken tabs off to let it close properly.

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