FIXED 795.72053118 Kenmore Elite Ice Chute Not Opening

davidbensadon206

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Seattle
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795.72053118
Brand
Sears Kenmore
Age
1-5 years
Hello, my Kenmore Elite ice dispenser chute is not opening. The ice maker works and dispenses cubes, but they sit on top of the chute and it does not open. I am guessing it is a problem with the chute opening mechanism, but having trouble finding the correct part to try to replace. Thank you in advance and any input is greatly appreciated!

-David
 

Jake

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Jake

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Ok David, sounds good.:)

Jake
 

davidbensadon206

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High Jake, I pulled out the screen panel and it looks like the motor was fine it was not contacting the white paddle that initiates the opening the chute. I readjusted the peg and panel and it works perfectly! Less than five minutes and it is working great. I will hold on to the motor just in case I need to exchange it in the future. Thank you so much for your help!
 

Jake

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Excellent David, good find, I have never seen that happen before, usually that ice dispenser motor is the culprit.

Thanks for the update, I learned something new today as well.:)

Jake
 
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