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Roper by whirlpool side by side refrigerator with water and ice dispenser, how do I take apart the casing on the dispensers to clean them? Up underneath is a clear plastic cylinder where the ice comes through, both ice and water have togels, over time, juice has been splashed and I can't get at it to clean, I don't want to break them, but there must be a way to remove them to clean and put them back.

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When you try to get ice does it make any sounds (clanks, whirring, grinding,etc.) like something is happening inside or is it just quiet? If quiet, see if you can look up inside the door switch area with a flashlight and press the button with your finger instead of the lip of a glass. Post more info when you have it and we'll go from there.

Posted on Dec 14, 2006

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SOURCE: Kenmore Side by Side Refrigerator - ice/water dispenser

The water will not dispense, its worked since we moved in but last night it just stopped working.

Posted on Apr 16, 2008

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SOURCE: how to clean the ice/water dispenser...it is NASTY

Without removing the entire system.. you can buy one of those inexpensive steam cleaners and wash away all the scum.. Or.. fill a spray bottle with white vinegar and spray some on the areas you can't reach..then rinse off with clean water.. ( I prefer the steam method myself since I can focus it on the specific area in need of cleaning).. Hope that helps..

Posted on Aug 29, 2008

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SOURCE: Taste of water from water dispenser has "plastic taste"

you have to flush dispense water on till taste gone

Posted on Apr 02, 2009

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SOURCE: remove faceplate in door of a kenmore frig.

If you look at the bottom of the facial plate, underneath. There are two slots to insert a flat screw driver. You should be able to access everything once you take that off. Good luck

Posted on Apr 24, 2009

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