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Offline tessa1120

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Kenmore Coldspot sxs Ice Lever not Engaging Dispenser
« on: December 16, 2009, 10:42:01 AM »

When pressing ice dispenser lever, nothing happens.  I've checked door light switches, cleaned ice maker, and everything else seems to work fine.  Looking at the parts diagram I see a switch assemby (part #2180236 and a delay mechanism (part #2180223).  What your best opinion of these or other culprits.  Thanks.

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Re: Kenmore Coldspot sxs Ice Lever not Engaging Dispenser
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2009, 11:45:42 AM »
Neither part. If the door is open the ice dispenser won't work because of a door switch. You would not want the ice to be pushed out the bin with the door open. That switch is what I would check first.

this switch might be it
« Last Edit: December 16, 2009, 11:54:33 AM by JWWebster »
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Re: Kenmore Coldspot sxs Ice Lever not Engaging Dispenser
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2009, 02:25:31 PM »
That switch does turn the fridge lights off when I depress it.  Also, tried opening door, pressed switch, and pressed ice lever but did not engage ice dispenser.  Could it still be that switch?

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Re: Kenmore Coldspot sxs Ice Lever not Engaging Dispenser
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2009, 03:04:50 PM »
Find the mini manual and look at the tech sheet. See where them 3 wires go from the switch. That is what I would do.
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