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The ice/water dispenser button is stuck. How do I

The ice/water dispenser button is stuck. How do I depress it so that the dispenser will stop?

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Most likely its frozen up so simply soak it hot water or pour a good quantity of hot water on it to defreeze it, thus allowing yo to depress it for stopping the inflow.....................sodeep

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