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How do I remove the ice storage bin that is stuck in the door of my freezer?

I have a Kenmore refrigerator model 106.4442603. The ice storage bin can't be removed from the door. It is stuck and I can't release it. I have followed the directions but still cannot remove it from the door.

Kenmore , Refrigerators , Appliances
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by SHARON TANAKA Earned 18 community points in Kenmore
December 25th, 2015
Joshua LaBaer
I independently came up with the same strategy that Sharon describes here, and it works, but it is a pain. I need to do it about twice a year. If I let it go longer it becomes very difficult. I am wondering if anyone has tried putting any oil or grease between the shaft from the motor and the ice auger? Would that prevent ice from building up and freezing in there? Or would that cause more problems?
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by LYLE W. Earned 135,081 community points in Kenmore
August 28th, 2009
SUSAN jamsmum
I can not see the images, is there a link or a website I can visit to see them?
Eileen Wegrzyn
My Kenmore 106.58144800 ice caddy needs the parts to release it from freezer. There is no button to push and nothing is on the under side to slide and release. Please provide part #'s.
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by Manage My Life
May 26th, 2013
Tom tomkaren
Thanks for the the tip. I thought mine was not releasing due to a faulty latch but turns out that wasn't the problem. Mine seemed stuck in the center. I removed all ice. Then poured a cup of boiling water into the hole with the stainless blades to melt anything else. After the second cup, the bin was loose and popped right out easy. There were large blocks of ice lodged in the center and bottom of the unit which had the center frozen in place. After an hour of trying other methods not realizing the ice was frozen throughout the center which you can't see from the top. Sears tech should have mentioned this rather than trying to sell us a part.
davidbgross davidbgross
The design of this thing is horrible. I would prefer to make ice manually than deal with it. I got so frustrated the a while back; when I did finally get the thing off the door, I took off the cheap push button mechanism. That did the trick the last time I had to mess with it. This time, still did the same thing everyone is complaining about. In order to get it off the door I had to manually turn the metal thing that turns ice into the chopper. It was stuck. Once I loosed it, it came right out. Never a gain will I go with one that hasn't been greatly improved in the door.
Kevin Kobelsky
I had exactly the same problem as Tom. I poured hot water between the door and the unit and it flowed to the base. Ice had frozen the unit's base to the door. Came off easily.
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David Phillips
by David Phillips Earned 8 community points in Kenmore
July 16th, 2016
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by DAVID PARKER Earned 8 community points in Kenmore
July 30th, 2016
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by mduryea mduryea Earned 8 community points in Kenmore
September 20th, 2016
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by ELIZABETH SCHAEFFER Earned 8 community points in Refrigerators
January 23rd, 2017
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Terry Paul
by Terry Paul Earned 8 community points in Kenmore
June 28th, 2017
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kirtchronister kirtchronister
by kirtchronister kirtchronister Earned 8 community points in Kenmore
September 28th, 2017
Ellen McDonald
Yes! This happened to me. Any idea how to resolve it?
Dan Schuette
I’m having the same issue. It was stuck on the augur before I was able to forcibly pull it out. Now, it won’t go back in. The hole is no longer deep enough to accept the post. Haven’t figured out how to fix or what to fix.
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Ellen Rice
by Ellen Rice Earned 8 community points in Kenmore
October 27th, 2017
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