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The ice dispenser flap doesn't open when you press the button for ice. The ice system produces ice ok and the button pressing makes the device drop ice into the chute but the flap at the end of the chute, just before the glass doesn't open. Should it operate by weight of ice (perhaps it sticks a little or should it open with an electronic signal ?

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    thx. checked flap & there are 2 plastic link strips which appear to be intact. must be the switch then - any ideas on how to fault find it ?

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A switch open,s it probably out or something broke on the hinge door plastic junk all of them

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