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How to Repair the Ice Door Flap on a Maytag Refrigerator

Maytag refrigerators have models that include an automatic ice maker. The ice maker, and the ice it produces, can be accessed by lifting the hanging door flap. The door flap may disconnect from the ice maker and need repair, or over time, the tabs that hold it in place may break off, which will then require you to purchase a replacement door flap. Follow the steps to repair or replace your Maytag ice maker’s door flap.

Step 1

Push the door flap toward one side of the ice maker until the small tab pops out of the hole. The door flap has two tabs at the top of the flap, one on each side. The tabs hold the door flap in place and allow it to open and close.

Step 2

Pull the old door flap out from the freezer and inspect it to see if the tabs have broken off. If the tabs are still connected, you do not need to purchase a replacement door flap.

Step 3

Slide one tab from the new door flap into the hole that you removed the previous door flap from.

Step 4

Pop the other tab into place on the opposite side.

Step 5

Test that the door flap is secure by lifting it up and lowering it down. The flap should raise and lower without popping out of place.

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Based in Columbus, Ga., Ashley Hay has been covering animal health and wellness since 2004, and arts and entertainment since 2008. She holds a Bachelors of Arts in psychology from the University of Central Florida.