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    Default IMQ225300 Inglis side x side Fridge freezer ice maker area freezing up

    Model Number: IMQ225300
    Brand: Whirlpool
    Age: More than 10 years

    Hi all....been awhile since I posted but have a problem that's suddenly started. The area in the freezer around the the ice maker and tray that holds the ice has begun freezing up with ice...when cleaned out, by the next day the same thing has happened. The freezer is set at just over B. Anyone any ideas as to what might be causing this and if it's repairable?
    Thanks for any help.

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    Check to see if the ice door flapper is closing all the way.
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    Thanks Rick....where would I find the door flapper?

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    Sorry Rick....had a blonde moment....the door flap between the ice maker and the chute
    that delivers the ice seems closed.

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    When you say freezing up with ice, is it ice, frost or snow? Any chance you can take a picture and post it here?
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    Thanks Rick....here's some photos. Sorry for duplicating.

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    The door is not sealing on the top left corner. There's an air leak. Both doors closed: Is the freezer door sitting lower than the fresh food door? Is the space between the two doors the same on the top and bottom?
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    Freezer door sitting very slightly higher than fridge door, but has been this way since we moved into the house. Gap between both doors seems the same. So what would you suggest to resolve this....a new seal ?
    Thanks

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    Check the seal all the way around the door and make sure it's intact and not torn anywhere:
    Door Gasket 2159072
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    Thanks Rick....sorry for the delayed response. Checked the gasket and there's a small tear in the bottom corner and also some frosting there. The top corner that you identified seems very soft. I have ordered a new gasket but it will take 3 to 4 weeks to arrive.....is it okay to use the freezer until it gets here?

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