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Ice dispenser is stuck in crush mode

My ice maker and dispenser both work, but the dispenser is ''stuck'' in the crush mode. I have defrosted the bin and that does not fix it.

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The solinoid is most likely stuck down. however most of the time there is more ice in there than you realize

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REMEMBER:
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