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Frs26hf6bw6 ice dispenser lever "sticks" and is "harder" to depress.

Frigadaire frs26hf6bw6 ice dispenser lever on the door "sticks" and is "harder" to depress. can i lube something to make it work smoother or can i access it somehow?

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    frigadaire frs26hf6bw6 ice dispenser lever on the door "sticks" and is "harder" to depress. can i lube something to make it work smoother or can i access it somehow?

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Try cleaning it it may have mold on it and causing itt to not close

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