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We have a leaking water line at the dispenser level. how do you remove the black plastic casing on the front?

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Hi, The casing just snaps in on most models. With a flat blade, pry the bottom edge (there might be to small gaps on the bottom edge) away from the door. The casing should release and lift off.
I hope this helps you.

Vic

Posted on Jul 02, 2009

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    Victor Jul 03, 2009

    You are very welcome. This the reason I am here........ To help you!!

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