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Door dispenser not working


Is the ice maker working properly? There is a water filter in the refrigerator through which both the ice maker and water dispenser are supplied and over time it will slow down the flow and eventually block. Have you changed it recently? Often, ice cubes will get smaller as it blocks and the ice maker will also quit.
Also, have you checked the water supply line that goes to the ice maker and water dispenser? It should be a small diameter copper or plastic line that connects to the back of the refrigerator.
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I know this is a stupid question but is the water supply to my ice maker(ed25ue whirlpool)connected from the back of the freezer at the top?If so does the supply that goes to it run through the filter...


water enters from a valve through the filter through either of two valves to either the water dispenser or the ice-maker . The water enters the ice maker through the small tube running up the back of the fridge and then into a spout inside.

Dec 03, 2010 | Refrigerators

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I've just replaced the water filter and the flow rate on the water dispenser is as slow as it was before. I ran the dispenser to remove the air from the system so I know that is not the problem. The flow...


Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly. Most water flow problems that are common to both the ice maker and water dispenser are either a supply volume or filter problem. Since you already have replaced the filter that points directly to a supply volume problem. Water connections for refrigerators are often connected by using a saddle valve on the side of a water pipe. The saddle valves have a rubber gasket that is clamped to the side of the pipe to prevent leakage. The gasket over time can swell due to being clamped or plumbing debris can block the small hole that ports water to the refrigerator water supply.

Here is what I recommend. Disconnect the water line where it connects to the back of your unit. If you have the press in type connection (no visible fittings) at the water inlet valve I recommend you get a brass compression coupling and cut the plastic line vs pulling the plastic line out of the water valve. Install the coupling on the plastic line so you will have a connection to check the flow rate.
The incoming flow rate should be the same as the water dispenser flow rate. If the incoming flow rate is faster then the problem is with the refrigerator internal plastic tubing. Most of the time when this discrepancy appears it will be in the door hinge area that the tubing is flattened causing a restriction in water flow. Since you are having both ice maker and water dispenser problems... your problem most likely is strictly water supply line related. Correct the water supply problem.

Thanks for choosing FixYa,

Kelly

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Our ice maker stopped working after our town had a water shortage and shut off supply for a period of time.


Hi and welcome to FixYa. I am Kelly.

When there is a long term water outtage all kinds of things can be introduced into your water system. Most likely there is debris in your water supply line or water valve assy on your refrigerator.

1. Turn off the water supply to your refigerator.
2. Remove the water supply line
3. Turn on the water and purge the water line. ( If there is not water coming through the line at this point the water shut off valve at the supply connection is probably clogged. ) Then reconnect the line and turn on the water.

4. After purging the supply line unplug the refrigerator
a. Make a test cord for the water valve solenoid by using an old extension cord and cutting off the end and installing female termials available at any applaince parts source or some hardware supply sources.
b. Remove the fiberboard rear cover of the unit and gain access to the water valve
c. Disconnect the 2 terminals of the ice maker water valve solenoid and connect your test cord.
d. Remove the plastic line that goes to the icemaker at the top connection by pulling down and place in a bucket.
e. Plug the test cord into the wall outlet. Water should flow into the bucket.
f. Unplug the water valve solenoid test cord. Water MUST stop.

If you do not get water flow at this point your water valve is clogged. You can either try to reverse flow with water and power to unclog it or... use LP air at a distance pointing into the top plastic line with the test cord connected to the wall outlet. If it does not clear then your only option is to replace the water valve.

g. Remove the test cord and reconnect unit wires to the water valve solenoid.

Here is a link on how to cycle the ice maker:
http://www.american-appliance.com/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsPath=12&newsdesk_id=34

Just note that there is only 7.5 seconds that water is supplied when the sweep fingers are near vertical.

Thanks for choosing FixYa.

Kelly

Oct 14, 2010 | KitchenAid Refrigerators

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We have a kitchen aid refrigerator and we hooked up the copper water line. The water comes thru the door but it is not making any ice. We need to know if there is something more we need to do so that the...


First the white plastic tubing is the supply line inlet for the water to the ice maker. It should be connected to a water supply somewhere in the kitchen. This line goes inside the refrigerator to some relays that turn the water on and off to the ice maker. You will have to check these relays for proper function and depending on the year of your refrigerator will depend on where these are located but most of the time at or near the bottom in the back.

Also there should be a large filter on the back of the frig. check to see if that is clogged. This is the easiest to do first.

Sep 23, 2010 | Refrigerators

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LEAKING WATER


The plastic line has cracked at the water valve. See this page item 804:

http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=206380&diagram_id=21040526#d21040526

It is a matter of turning off the water supply, removing the attaching nut and compression fitting then cut off the line... transfer the inner sleeve nut and brass outer compression ring to the new hose then reinstall the line onto the water valve. If it is leaking at a water filter connection the repair is the same as above.

Turn on the water supply when you finish.

Thanks for using FixYa.

Kelly

May 12, 2010 | Refrigerators

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Refrigerator does not produce ice or water. Kenmore Elite Refrigerator Model Number: 795-775-69600


If you have both ice and water stopping you have a water supply issue.

Water enters under city pressure through an eighth inch supply line.

Start simple and work from there.

If the fridge was moved the line can get kinked. Slide the fridge out and check you have water to it. You can loosen the supply line connection just a little and you should see water leaking. If not it is a plumbing issue in the house. Most likely a the supply line is kinked or possibly someone closed the shutoff valve to the fridge.

OK so we have water to the fridge.

Water comes in and connects to a water filter and then to the door.

If the filter is badly clogged it can cause low pressure to the door and that would cause the problem. Check the filter.

If no go still then check where the water is stopping.

Remove the from cover from under the unit. That is the plastic grate at the bottom of the fridge. It will just pull off but be gentle and take your time so as not to break anything.

Water supply will run through a clear plastic hose. It runs to the filter then to the bottom of the freezer door and up through the door.

You can sometimes see where the water has stopped and clear or replace parts as needed.

There is a connection just before entering the door from the filter. You can loosen that to see if you have water to that point.

If you have water past the filter the problem is in the ice maker and water supply inside the freezer door. Water can leak here, expand, and crack plastic parts easily.

If there is water to the door then you need to dig into that. This gets a little more complex to describe but in short take the ice maker out and check for water supply or broken parts. The problem is probably before the ice maker as your water in the door is not working. This indicates it is not just the ice maker.

Hope this helps.

Mar 12, 2010 | Kenmore Refrigerators

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The ice maker in my whirlpool gold refrigerator Model No, GR2FHTXTBOO, is not working.


Hello jitkagardner,
Welcome


You said, The ice maker in my whirlpool gold refrigerator Model No, GR2FHTXTBOO, is not working.

How old is the fridge?
When have you last changed the water filter.
Should be down below at the front grille!
Try these tasks!

If the ice maker is not producing ice or not enough ice
Refrigerator connected to a water supply and the supply
shutoff valve turned on? Connect refrigerator to water
supply and turn water shutoff valve fully open.
• Kink in the water source line? A kink in the line can reduce
water flow. Straighten the water source line.
• Ice maker turned on? Make sure wire shutoff arm or switch
(depending on model) is in the ON position.
• New installation? Wait 24 hours after ice maker installation
for ice production to begin. Wait 72 hours for full ice
production.
• Freezer door closed completely? Firmly close the freezer
compartment door. If the freezer compartment door will not
close all the way, see "The doors will not close completely."
• Large amount of ice recently removed? Allow 24 hours for
ice maker to produce more ice.
• Ice cube jammed in the ice maker ejector arm?
Remove ice from the ejector arm with a plastic utensil.
• Water filter installed on the refrigerator? Remove filter and
operate ice maker. If ice volume improves, then the filter may
be clogged or incorrectly installed. Replace filter or reinstall it
correctly.
• Reverse osmosis water filtration system connected to
your cold water supply? This can decrease water pressure.

Let me know how it goes!
Huuum
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Oct 21, 2008 | Refrigerators

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Side by side refrigerator


The ice maker is not producing ice or not enough ice

 Refrigerator connected to a water supply and the supply
shutoff valve turned on?
Connect refrigerator to water
supply and turn water shutoff valve fully open.
 Kink in the water source line? A kink in the line can reduce
water flow. Straighten the water source line.
 Ice maker turned on? Make sure wire shutoff arm or switch
(depending on model) is in the ON position.
 New installation? Wait 24 hours after ice maker installation
for ice production to begin. Wait 72 hours for full ice
production.
 Large amount of ice recently removed? Allow 24 hours for
ice maker to produce more ice.
 Ice cube jammed in the ice maker ejector arm?
Remove ice from the ejector arm with a plastic utensil.
 Reverse osmosis water filtration system connected to
your cold water supply?
This can decrease water pressure

OR
The water dispenser will not operate properly

 Freezer door closed completely? Close the door firmly. If it
does not close completely, see “The doors will not close
completely.”
 Refrigerator connected to a water supply and the supply
shutoff valve turned on?
Connect refrigerator to water
supply and turn water shutoff valve fully open.
 Is the water pressure at least 30 psi? The water pressure to
the home determines the flow from the dispenser. See “Water
Supply Requirements.”
 Kink in the home water source line? Straighten the water
source line.
 New installation? Flush and fill the water system.
 Water filter installed on the refrigerator? The filter may be
clogged or incorrectly installed.
 Is a reverse osmosis water filtration system connected to
your cold water supply?

GOOD LUCK TO YOU!!! LET ME KNOW IF THIS SOLVED YOUR PROBLEM

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