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One button dispenses every other time it is pressed

Left hand button/top 8 can beverage position will not dispense. The rotating cradle makes a loud thunk and stops in the positoin that is fully open to the drink compartment. All lights blink on front. If I open the machine and close it lights stop blinking, but it will not dispense.
I have previously had the block of ice problem and left the machine umplugged while on vacation and the ice block melted and things were working fine. I don't know what caused this most recent problem.
I could pull machine apart, but would rather know what I'm getting into before I try that. Also , if anyone knows where to get a service manual, please let me know.

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Re: One button dispenses every other time it is pressed

Mine had what sounds like the same problem, and it was just a little flap next to the rotating drum that was stuck. It should be flat normally. Grab a flashlight and you'll see that there is a flap across the bin just before the drum, push it down gently so it lays flat.

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