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GE side by side refrigerators wont dispense water.

If you have a GE SxS refr that doesnt dispense water thru the door but you hear the valve buzzing or humming, then you most likely have a frozen water line inside the dispenser housing.
GE makes a repair kit for this. it has a foil type heater, with a 2 wire hook up. it is easy to install and is part # WR49X10173.
available from all internet parts sources for about 40 bucks.

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