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Lights flash, but no beverage dispensed.

When I push the dispenser button, the lights flash but nothing else happens. is the motor bad?

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  • Anonymous Sep 04, 2008

    There is a sensor on the door flap that is corroded or dirty. Clean or replace sensor and it should wook fine



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Check for jam or to see froze up

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