There is water to the grey plastic tubing to the refrigerator
but no water to the filter so naturally no water comes out
the dispenser and no ice is being made. I can't believe Sears
didn't check it when they delivered it
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Sometimes the plastic tube is the door freezes. If you remove the front grill at the base of the refrigerator you should see a tubing disconnect.
these are fairly easy to disconnect either by unscrewing the plastic nut or pushing in on a ring around the tubing. if you disconnect this. just hit the water dispenser actuator for a very short time. if water comes out the tubing is frozen in the door and you will have to shut down the refrigerator for a while and let it defrost. if you don't get water there then perhaps the water reservoir in the refrigerator is frozen. It is located behind the crisper drawers.
The water inlet valve is bad allowing the water to drip into the tube and allowing it to freeze there clogging the tube. This is the most common cause for the tube to freeze. You will need to replace the "water inlet valve" on the back of your unit. Here is the part you need to order.
Refrigerators with a defrost cycle drain the melted water from the evaporator
coils through a tube or a hole into a drip pan underneath the refrigerator.
The water usually evaporates, but most times the pan is removable and
can be drained. If this path of water is blocked at any point because
the drain hole or tube is crimped or clotted with anything, it will
back up inside the refrigerator area and try to find a way out, usually
under the crisper drawers. To fix this, clear the obstruction in the
drain tube. The drain pan at the bottom of the refrigerator can overflow
or get old, crack, and develop a leak. Other times, mold can grow in
the drain tube and clog it.
Most refrigerators have an ice and/or water system built into them.
This means that you have a waterline attached to the back of your refrigerator
and it comes out as ice or cold water. Anywhere that water travels through
the refrigerator and freezer can turn into a leak. To find the leak,
you need to follow the tubes that carry the water through the appliance
and make sure that all connections are tight.
Leaking containers or spills in the refrigerator can be misdiagnosed
as leaks. First make sure that there are no puddles of juice, milk,
water, etc. on one of the large capacity shelves.
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We had this problem on our own fridge at home. it turned out the plastic lines which feed these appliances liable to fill up with lime and calcium which will restrict water flow. take a look at getting a new line.
something else to look at. is the tube getting kinked when you push the fridge into postion?
Turn off the water supply and check for cracked or broken water tubing/line. Make certain that there is teflon (white) tape on threads connecting water inlet hose from shut off valve at wall to water valve at refrigerator. If there is no apparent damage to tubing or hose, then your problem may be with a water valve solenoid that is not seating/closing tightly. Replace the water valve assembly, if necessary.
Note: If plastic tubing is damaged, etc., you can splice the tubing with a "coupler" and/or more tubing purchased from Home Depot or Lowe's.
Turn the icemaker off for 15-20 seconds at the rocker switch on the side of the icemaker body (square white box)Turn switch back on and immediately press the feeler arm (white paddle) in and out three time. This should start a test cycle. If still no water after it runs through a test harvest cycle (will take about 4-5 minutes), remove the icemaker and look at the ring finger size plastic tube that allows water flow into the icemaker. It is probably full of ice (because of a plugged filter or some other water supply interruption -possibly while you were changing the filter). If the tube is iced up warm it up gently with a hair dryer being extra careful not to get drops of water in the hair dryer nozzle. Do NOT use too high of a heat setting as that tube will melt... complicating things unnecessarily
I is more likely that the tube that drains the water down from the self defrost mechanism is clogged. Look in the very back of the reefer cabinet, you will see a trough back there, if it is full of ice and water the drain tube is clogged up. If so, a little blast of air from a can of air (like the ones you use to blow off computer key boards will blow it out. Then the water can drain down to the evaporator pan and you will no longer get water on the floor.
Sounds like you are talking about the plastic nut that screw onto the water valve. That nut should just pull off. May have to pull kind of hard then just push onto the new line. Is this what you are talking about? Let me know.