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Refrigerator w/bottom freezer

All of the lights on the front panel are bilnking and the flapper for the ice dispersement continually flaos open and closed. No water or uice supply.

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  • Anonymous Jan 26, 2008

    Lights blink on the control and the flapper opens and closes. No water or ice. tried unplugging and it did not work

  • tarnold21 Mar 15, 2009

    Same problem. Ice dispenser on door keeps opening and closing. No ice is dispensed. Can't dispense water. All numbers and lights flashing on electronic door panel. Unplugging it several times did not help.



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Al, unplug the unit. Wait a few minutes and restart. It may reset everything.

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Red light inside the freezer part stay on for my side by side Kenmore refrigerator

Hello William;

My name is Peter. I am a retired field service refrigeration technician.

The, 'Red' light is a infra red light. This light assembly on the right hand side of your freezer is the transmitter.
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Hi Don,

Typically this occurs when the dispenser door does not close all the way.

The dispenser door is located in the freezer door in the chute that the ice dispenses down.

With the freezer door open shine a light up from the outside and look down into the door from the inside. If you see light around the door flapper, you will need to replace the dispenser door, if there is a large gap between the dispenser door and the chute you will need to replace the mechanism that controls the door.

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It sounds like your crushed ice flapper might be stuck.

Open the freezer and remove the ice bin by pulling toward you. Dump the ice into a container if you wish to save it.

Turn the bin upside down and look at the opening in the front that the ice drops out. There is a white flapper door that is controlled by a metal rod going all the way to the back of the ice bin. If you move the metal arm up and down from the back you should see the flapper door open and close. Open is for cubed ice and closed causes the cubes to travel through the blades and be crushed.

The most common failure is ice or frost build up around the flapper door that causes it to stick shut and not move to the open or cubed position. You can unthaw by running warm water through it in the sink. Dry completely before returning it to the freezer. Clean out any ice chunks from the chute in the door that might be slowing down ice. That should fix the problem.

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