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FIXED GSF26C4EXB02 Whirlpool Refrigerator Flap inside fridge-side opening and closing (Video Attached)

jroy

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Location
Tampa, FL
Model Number
GSF26C4EXB02
Brand
Whirlpool
Age
6-10 years
This thing recently started opening and closing every few seconds. I have a Whirlpool model no: GSF26C4EXB02. Does anybody know what this thing is called, what it does, and how to fix this? See video below:

 

Jake

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Hi,

Yes, that's your air diffuser motor binding up. You will need to order and replace it as a assembly.

What your seeing and hearing is the air diffuser damper door making that noise, its controlled by a small motor inside the air diffuser assembly. Your hearing that small motor that opens and closes that damper door binding up and causing the noise.

Here's the air diffuser assembly for your model you can order:
Whirlpool W10814173 Diffuser


When you remove the air filter from the center upper back of the refrigerator section, there will be 1 or 2 screws that hold the damper assembly in place. Remove the screws and pull out the damper and remove the electrical connector, it should just unsnap off.

Jake
 

Jake

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Glad to help.

Let us know how it goes after you replace it.

Jake
 

Jake

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Excellent jroy, glad to hear the new air diffuser fixed it.(y)

Thanks for the update!

Jake
 
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