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Water dispenser will not work when lever is pressed. we had an intermittent problem with it before it stopped working altogather.I was going to look at it but was afraid to pop off the trim on the outside of the dispenser by the door handle. How do I try to fix this problem? The Ice maker still works fine.

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You could have 3 problems:
Door switch, broken wire in the door (bottom) or faulty solenoid valve.
You direct wire the solenoid, if you are familiar with electricity, if not then please DO NOT TOUCH.

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This could be a bad water valve in the frig. This frig has a double water valves. One for the ice maker and one for the water dispenser. It should be in the lower back. Where the water line goes in. You can check this valve easily. Find the double water valve on the frig. Turn off water supply to frig first. Swap the plastic water lines going from the water valve into the frig. Turn water supply on. Then see if the water dispenser works. Sometimes you will have to operate the water dispenser for a little while to get the air out of the line. If it works now then the problem is in the water valve solenoid and needs to be replaced.

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