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FROST build up on ice dispenser

ICE is building up on dispenser inside where the ice come out on my Kenmore refrigerator. Frost is also building up on the tray that holds the ice .... WHY ??? The door closes al the way !

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Manage My Life
The frost build up on the ice dispenser is understandably concerning. I found some information for you that I am hoping will assist you with the frost build up. I am adding the link below to help you with your question while you wait for your expert response. To better help your expert, I would like to suggest adding your model number. It may take your expert 24-48 hours. I do hope that this will help you fix your refrigerator.
by Manage My Life
July 11th, 2012
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Lyle W
That link for a previous answer that Marc H. posted in the above response describes a situation where the ice chute door is not closing all of the way. You indicated that the door closes all of the way. I suspect that you are referring to that ice chute door. If that door is closing properly, I recommend that you check the seal of that chute door. Shine a light from the outside of the door and look down that ice chute to see if you detect any gaps. If you do, then that ice door will probably need to be repaired or replaced. If you have the same type of dispenser that is described in that previous answer then that information may help you complete that repair.

Be sure that you

unplug the refrigerator

before accessing internal components.

You can order parts from this page:

Kenmore Refrigerator Parts


If you find no problems with that ice chute door, then I recommend that you examine the freezer door gasket. You could have a loose spot or damage to that freezer door gasket that would allow the warm moist air to leak into the cabinet and cause that frost.

I hope that this information helps. If you need more assistance, reply with additional details and the full model number of your Kenmore refrigerator.

If you get to the point where you need to have a service technician diagnose and repair this failure, you can schedule service through this link:

Sears Home Services

by Lyle W Earned 136,254 community points in Kenmore
July 16th, 2012
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