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Ice dispenser paddle hard to push

We have a stainless Frigidaire side by side, 3 years old. The paddle that releases ice from the door is suddenly very hard to push. Something has changed. I can push it and get ice--my kids have to struggle a bit. I'm mainly concerned about that paddle breaking before the problem gets fixed. Any ideas??

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I know it's been a whle, but I recently had hensame problem. Unable to find an answer I decided to pull it apart. After removing the water/ice dispenser panel I noticed there was a spring loaded rod which held the ice flap in position. The rod had worked itself loose from one end and was causing the problem. I realigned the rod with the hole in the bracket and gently tapped it back into place. After re installing the panel everything was back to normal. You can find some decent tear down videos on Youtube explaining the panel removal. Hope this helps if anyone else runs into this problem. http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=0Tmpt63T79M&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D0Tmpt63T79M

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