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My water & ice maker doesn't work. the water doesnt go into the filter and I changed the filter. Where is the switch on the back to reset?

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Check your water line coming in for water and is the valve opened all the way? if it is no water in the door sounds like you need to replace the water valve in back


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 Is the ice dispenser stalling while dispensing “crushed”
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UNLOCK button to unlock the dispenser.
Style 2: Press and hold the LOCK OUT button to lock the
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