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  • eddimac Apr 07, 2011

    Tried your suggestion /oil and tapping - Nada.

    Don't have expertise to get to gear wheels - but turning the cog beneath the tray makes the tray come out slowly but still not responding to controls. On doing this the screen reads Childblock?



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See if lubricants would help. try gentle taps on the tray or the motor if it moves. It could be the motor. See also if the cogs are meshing. You may need to open up the covers for the tray assembly to get a better view.

Posted on Apr 05, 2011

  • Nicolo Carlo Parazo Apr 07, 2011

    hi there! I would assume that the gears meshed well. I would think that the problem may be with the motor it may be out of alignment or may be weak or may need replacing. If you are confident on going further with the troubleshooting you may remove the panel underneath to get to some parts you may have difficulties with.



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