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Metal rod that ice dispenser flapper door rides on broke from plastic holder. How to fix.

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  • murland146 May 08, 2008

    Kenmore 106.56612500

  • murland146 May 09, 2008

    Problem is that plastic that holds the rod broke.

  • murland146 May 13, 2008

    Got an email asking me to rate this answer. Whats to rate? No body has helped me. Gave the model # as asked and have heard nothing. No answer, no rating.

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