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The ice dispenser is not working in the door on my Kenmore Refrigerator, Model 57577791. It makes ice but won't dispense it. It does dispense water. How do I get the the selnoid switch to replace it? How do I take the front face plate off of the dispenser unit on the door?

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  • daern Nov 12, 2010

    Thanks, I'll give it a try. I thnik this one has a plastic face panel it doesn't appear to have any vinyl.

    Their are no screws on the back side that are visible and that panel is full height of the door.

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On most Kenmore and Whirlpool units, you have to peel the vinyl off the front to get to certain parts. I couldn't bring up anything on this model, but on some you access it from the back.
You should call or visit a Sear's Repair Center, and chances are that some tech can explain the process, and possibly order you a part at the same, diagnostic time.
Also, check your motor and the wiring if the solenoid is good.
Good luck, and hope this helps.

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This could be a couple of different things causing the dispenser to not dispense ice. It could be the switch, like you said. But you will want to check the actual motor that pushes the ice out. Check to make sure that you are getting power to the motor while trying to dispense ice. This motor going bad is more common than the switch in the door.

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