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One button dispenses every other time it is pressed

Left hand button/top 8 can beverage position will not dispense. The rotating cradle makes a loud thunk and stops in the positoin that is fully open to the drink compartment. All lights blink on front. If I open the machine and close it lights stop blinking, but it will not dispense.
I have previously had the block of ice problem and left the machine umplugged while on vacation and the ice block melted and things were working fine. I don't know what caused this most recent problem.
I could pull machine apart, but would rather know what I'm getting into before I try that. Also , if anyone knows where to get a service manual, please let me know.
Thanks!

Posted by Marilee Glover on

  • Marilee Glover Jan 24, 2008

    Actually, I think the problem is that the magnet that is supposed to be in the little tab at the back of the flapper is completely missing, so the sensor never knows that the flapper has closed. I'm getting ready to order the magnet. Keeping fingers crossed that this works.

  • Marilee Glover Mar 18, 2008

    SUCCESS!! The probem was a tiny 1/4" diameter magnet that was missing on the plastic flap that lifts each time a can is dispensed. This magnet is located on the flap that is on the back side of this flap and is only visible if/when you remove the dispensing unit from the cabinet. I ordered several just in case I lose any more. Works like a charm.

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