The refrigerator is only 2 years old (model GSH22JFTACC) and over the past couple months I could not get water or ice out of the dispenser. I placed a blow dryer to the dispenser from the inside of the freezer door, I was able to defrost something to get the water and ice to dispense. However, it keeps freezing back up. Any ideas ideas on what is going on? Is this the defrost heater? or is it the computer module?
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Our ice maker recently had its water inlet freeze up, preventing water from filling the trays. The mechanism kept dutifully trying to push nonexistent ice cubes into a bin that never filled up, which might account for the knocking noise in your case.
To defrost it we just unplugged the unit, took all the food out of the freezer section, and left the door open for a couple of hours. It wasn't long enough for any of the frozen food to defrost, and since we were careful to minimize opening the refrigerator section's door, the food in that part stayed cold enough to be safe as well.
I just replaced the water valve because my water dispenser in the door kept dripping. Google parts for your model and put in water valve. It will cost around $80 for the part. My sic year old did most of thr reacement after watching an online video.
1light not work , may lightbuld loose in the socket , or door switch
2 ice maker not work? may the ice maker arm shut-off. sut-off arm to be on(sure be down position)
3 is the ice maker switch in the off positio ( on some models)
4 is the freezer door not closed completely ? if it will not shut all the way,push the door firmly shut for the water dispenser poblem
5 check water filter. or water valve clogged or bad? replace them if necessary
I had a Whirlpool Model GD5SHAXNS in which the icemaker quit working about the same time (3 years old). I had water out the dispenser, I found that it was the icemaker itself failed not calling for water to fill it. I replaced it with a icemaker on-line for about $100 and problem fixed. I have been told his is a common problem with the icemaker in this model ref.
check to make sure there is water or ice in your ice maker tray. If none then problem is usually a water supply issue to the ice maker. Behind the frig are the water supply inlet valves. One is for the water dispenser in the door. THe other is for the ice maker. However when one goes bad they both are replaced as one unit. Also Check position of fingers in ice maker. If not in a vertical position
then try to reset the ice maker unit and worse comes to worse, replace
it with a new one.
It's time to replace the dual water inlet valve (the part the water line connects to). A bit of sediment or other fine object can get in the seat or the material itself can deteriorate and allow a tiny amount of water to pass up to the icemaker.