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Manage My Life

Icemaker bin latch jammed

by Manage My Life Last activity date:
November 30th, 2010

Problem with a kenmore 10644439600 sbs frig icemaker that just stopped making ice after emptying and replacing bin to make fresh ice. (That issue was the subject of my previous post. In that post, I mentioned that I had added ice cubes to check dispenser and grinder, and both work ok).

Now the bin latch has jammed and will not release. No amount of wiggling while attempting to lift the bin helps. Looking into the hand-hold just below the realease button, the spring loaded slide which apparently controls the release appears to be stuck in the "in" or released position, ie, the spring appears to be fully compressed, but the latch slide won't release. The blue release button just flops because the latch slide is stuck in the release position, confirming that the latch slide should have released.

How can I access the slide or must it be forcefully retracted with tools?

Kenmore , Appliances
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I apologize for not answering sooner. The problem with the ice dispenser is probably caused by air leaking through the flapper door in the dispenser. The moisture in the air freezes the ice bin to the door liner and make it very difficult to remove.

I suggest you go to

and get a Sears technician to remove the ice bin from the door and repair any other problem that would cause the ice bin to freeze again.

If you need to get the ice bin off now, use a hair dryer and warm the ice bin enough to release it from the door. Be careful not to melt the ice bin or the door liner.
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Its amazing how much we depend on our appliances. Having issues with the icemaker I'm sure is frustating. I did some research and found an expert answer that may assist you until your expert responds. I attached the link below.
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