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Water dispenser wont work / side by side / no voltage at solenoid/ dont know how to access door switch

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It's tricky but under the dispenser frame they're 2 slots where u can fit a small flat bit screwdriver.. While pushing down on that frame use the screwdriver to pull the bottom of the frame to u. U will hear a snapping sound, that's normal. be gentle.... Mostly likely the bracket that hold the switch is broken..

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i hope i was able to solve your problem. please rate me..tnx..
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