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Replacing door chute on kenmore refrigerator 57562792

How do you remove the old door chute on this refrigerator. i bought a new kit number 8201649 and i cant figutre out how to remove the old one.

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    Old refrigerator needs to be replaced. How can I find out the size of my old one? Nothing specified inside of it.



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First of all unplug the refrig.

look at the bottom of the disp cover and you will find 2 slots for you to slide in a flat tip screw driver. carefully pry the bottom of the cover loose 1 side at a time.once this is loose, either remove the 2 screws that hold the switch housing in place or release the clips ( depends exactly onwhich model you as to wether there are clips or screws) once this is free remove the plastic funnel, by this point you should see how the chute door removes.

a few notes the disp cover can be hard to remove but it will come loose also reinstalling just hit it firmly over each clip witht he palm of your hand.

good luck..

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Outstanding note. Ours had a smnall peice of plastic that broke off. I knew I could get it to stay on with super glue, but could not get the cover off. Thank you...IT WORKED

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