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Water and ice dispensing out of control

The ice and water (depending upon where we have it set) is shooting out of the dispenser by itself.  We finally got it to stop by pushing the control lock button but if we unlock it, it starts again.

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Re: water and ice dispensing out of control

Ok that paddle acuates a micro switch up in the door people have a habit of getting their drinks then gitting their ice this splashes sticky liquid on the switche and makes it stick the easist thing to try first is to get a can of wd 40 with the tube on it and spray the swich and work the paddle back and forth if that dont work then we will have to replace the switch so get back with me

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