I replaced the ice flapper because air would suck thru. It still does the air suck noise. could it be solenoid and if so can I lube solenoid?
It is possible that the solenoid is the cause for the issue. Normally the air sucking type noise is caused by a blocked drain that is causing the air to be pushed out a different route. You will want to check the defrost drain for slow drain. If this checks ok then you would need to replace the solenoid as you cannot lubricate it.
The freezer dispenser door stayed open, so I replaced the rusty solenoid. As soon as I tried to reconnect the control panel, either water or ice poured out, as though a switch were stuck. Any insight?
Answer Dan, Check and make sure the actuator switch WR23X10783 didn't get knocked out of alignment or damaged. Otherwise the issue would be in the control board WR55X10270 If you forgot to disconnect the power to the refrigerator you have damaged the board.