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Kenmore Side by Side Model 106.5942*800. The ice dispenser flap and lever need thorough cleaning.

When we purchased our home, this refrigerator/freezer was included. The ice dispenser flap has mold growth on both the inside and outside. Also, tea has splashed onto the the lever between the clear plastic chute and the lever. Can the dispenser chute be dissasembled for cleaning? My husband is an electrical engineer and will be able to dissamble the chute if it is possible without damaging it.

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Open the freezer door and look down the ice chute while you shine a flashlite up the dispenser cute from the outside. If you see light around the chute door, it needs to be replaced. The problem you describe is almost always air laekage around that flap. Post back if you need more help.

Posted on Oct 20, 2007

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SOURCE: Icemaker - flap won't open, cubes collect in chute

the actuating paddle that you are depressing to dispense ice actually pushes the door open at the top of the dispensor, soundsas if thered an issue withthe actuator arm

Posted on Nov 20, 2008

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SOURCE: Flap on ice dispenser door won't close

clean it again and make sure when you use it that all the ice falls out if not and its open a little it will cause it to freeze open

Posted on Jun 26, 2009

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SOURCE: kenmore coldspot 10656929600 ice dispenser flap

probably will have to take dispensor apart to see what the problem is there, front cover should pry off from bottom

Posted on Jul 07, 2009

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SOURCE: GE ice dispenser door hangs down

You should replace the dispensor solenoid and plunger due to rust . Very common problem with G.E.

Posted on Jul 11, 2009

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Our Kenmore side by side refrigerator ice maker makes ice but when we press the ice dispenser lever there is no sound and no ice comes out.


If your refrigerator has an ice dispenser, you are probably used to getting ice right away when a lever or button is pressed. However, if you depress the ice maker button and nothing dispenses, there is an issue with your refrigerator. There are a few different reasons why an ice dispenser would suddenly not work. It is important to troubleshoot your refrigerator first to determine the problem. Some problems can be fixed at home, while others must be repaired by a professional

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2 Open the freezer door and hold down the switch on the door, which "tricks" the freezer into thinking the door is closed, and push the lever or button to dispense ice. The motor behind the ice bin should turn. If it does not, this means the motor is frozen.

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2 Examine the separator that divides the ice storage bin from the ice dispenser for holes. If the separator has a hole or is cracked, it must be replaced.

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I have a Kenmore Elite side-by-side refrigerator with ice and water in the door, Model No. 106.58963701. The ice flap is staying open and letting warm air into the freezer and freezing up the ice maker...


Here is a large diagram and a PDF of the parts. Most likely you have a broken door flap spring broken or the hinge. Click Here=> 8201649 Dispenser Door Flap Kit

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