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Kenmore side by side refrigerator

Water dispenser is loose and won't work properly, how can I tighten it up without completely breaking it? Please help!
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  • Phyllis Jennings May 09, 2009

    Thank You Vic I'll try to do and see if that helps.

  • Phyllis Jennings May 09, 2009

    Hi mnichols0205,

    the paddle is very loose and it's tricky trying to dispense water but once you jiggle it around for a while it dispense's unexpectantly.

  • Mark Nichols May 11, 2010

    the paddle is loose?



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If you are asking about the dispenser lever, There is a good chance it is already broke. You will need to remove the front cover. On most models, you will need a standard flat blade screwdriver and then locate the indentations on the underside of the cover trim. It takes a little force to pop the cover trim away from the door, but it will come loose. Once you have removed the cover, the dispesnser levers should be visible.
I hope this will help you to at least determine weather you can just tighten it or need to replace the lever. Please let me know if I have helped you. I can also look up the correct part and get it shipped to you.

Hope I helped

Posted on May 08, 2009


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