Disconnected water line below door and pressed lever at dispenser for water. Water does flow there with good pressure. i am suspicious that the water line in the door is freezing up when the ice cube drawer is full of ice cubes. This has happened now 4 times in the past 3 months. New water filters have been installed each time with no results until I lowered the temp of the freezer, dumped the ice cubes out of the drawer and allowed the freezer door to remain open for 10 minutes or more.
I also had the same water not dispensing problem. I checked this site and found useful tips. The first tip I tried worked. I left the freezer door open for 15 min and then held the water dispenser opened for about a minute and finally started to work. I did notice that a particle of ice did get flushed out. I have lowered the freezer setting to 3 and will monitor. This fridge is 5 years old and never had this problem and wonder why now. Is there a heater malfunction? The water is cooled in the fridge side behind the bottom drawers. Check this coiled tubing to ensure it is not kinked. I did notice that a larger hose beside the clear coiled hose is kinked however I don't know what is its purpose. Anyone know?
I found that the door on the GE side by side doors are not accessable and cannot be repaired if a water line inside the door is defective. The entire door must be replaced at a cost of almost $370. The problem, which seems to be quite common relative to the lack of water at the dispenser, is the result of the water tube in the door freezing due to excess cold levels in the freezing compartment. This is probabley due to poor insulation around the water line as in exits near the ice dispenser gate. The solution is simple, lower the freezing level and use water frequently to keep it from freezing. Also, keep the lines clean by changing the filter often if the local water source is laden with particulates. I think GE should foot the bill for changing doors or re-engineer the doors to access the area where the water line makes contact with the cold surface of the inside panal.
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Do the following:
Flush the water system. Use a sturdy
container to depress and hold the water dispenser lever for
5 seconds, then release it for 5 seconds. Repeat until water
begins to flow. Once water begins to flow, continue depressing
and releasing the dispenser lever (5 seconds on, 5 seconds off)
until a total of 3 gal. (12 L) has been dispensed. This will flush air
from the filter and water dispensing system, and prepare the
water filter for use.
Ensure that the freezer door is closed completely? Close the door firmly.
Ensure that the water shutoff valve is fully open.
Ensure that the water pressure is at least 30 psi (207 kPa)? The water
pressure to the home determines the flow from the dispenser.
Check for any kinks in the home water source line? Straighten the water
Check the water filter. The filter may be clogged or incorrectly installed.
if still there is problem of water flow then please take assistance of a technician to check the plumbing.
If the fridge is new and in the warranty period get in touch with the service center and ask for free service.
Below the freezer door, behind the toe kick is a water line union disconnect it and hold the incoming line into a cup, have someone press the water button to see if the water is getting up to that point. If it is, then the water line is frozen inside the freezer door, and you will want to get a heater kit for the dispenser (small heater that attaches just below the water spout in the dispenser). Good luck!
Water is frozen inside the water tube that runs inside your freezer door. If you empty out the food in the door, you can use a hair dryer on medium heat to warm the frozen piece so it loosens enough the dispense out. Every 5 minutes, close the door and check if water dispenses. It takes between 15-30 minutes.
GE makes a dispenser water tube heater that attaches to the top of the dispenser tube to prevent frozen tubes. The part is WR49X10173. Check to make sure it is compatible with your refrigerator. Amazon and Walmart.com sells the part. Good luck!
Same problem with mine, no water, but could hear humming when pushing dispense lever. There is a coupler in the water line below the freezer door, I pulled it and opened it*, water came out when actuating the dispense lever. So it wasn't frozen between there and the wall, had to be frozen inside the freezer door. Solution? Turn off freezer side of the fridge and leave door open for an hour or two, voila, water in door again.
*little blue coupler, push white collar in towards blue plastic to release line, push line back in all the way to replace it. This line has pressure only when dispensing water, and then not much pressure.
have two points where you can check the dispenser water. At the rear where the
water supply comes in is the water inlet valve. If you disconnect the dispenser
water line and then see how fast the water comes out when you try the
dispenser. If it's slow here there is a valve our water supply problem. If it's
normal, disconnect it at the bottom of the freezer door and try again.If it's
normal here it may be frozen in the door. If this is the case open the door
till it thaws. A blanket over the opening will prevent thawing of all the
disconnect the line to the water dispenser at
the water inlet valve on the back where the water supply comes in and try the
dispenser. If it comes out good here Your water line could
be frozen in the door. You can disconnect the line under the unit before it
goes into the door at the bottom hinge. Push the dispenser button and see if it
comes out there. If it does leave the door open
till it thaws. A strainer before the inlet valve can also get stopped up restricting flow.
remove front grill then disconnect the water line at the quick connector. Place line on right side into container and push lever for water. If no water flows the problem is a solenoid on the left side of the back of refrig behind lower panel. If water flows into container the problem is related to freezing of the water line in the freezer door. GE fix is a $500 plus door replacement. Thaw from back of door behind the dispenser with hair dryer (do not get plastic too hot). Cheap fix is to insulate back of door with insulation such as a foam sleeping bag mat or the foil and bubble wrap type of ducy insulation
I would suggest that you get a certified person to come out and look at it you very well could have bent the doors in the move.
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for your drip: Flush air from the water system the first time it is used and after
replacing the filter. Air trapped in the water line or filter may
slowly travel through the coiled water reservoir to the dispenser,
pushing any water ahead of it. This can cause the dispenser to
drip. Water needs to completely fill the lines for all air to be
Use a sturdy container to press and hold the
water dispenser bar for 5 seconds, then release it for 5 seconds.
Repeat until the water begins to flow. Once the water begins to flow,
continue pressing and releasing the dispenser bar (5 seconds on,
5 seconds off) for an additional 2 minutes. Repeat if dripping starts
again because air can re-enter from the water supply.
As air is cleared from the system, water may spurt from the water dispenser.
Make sure the refrigerator is connected to a cold water supply.
or two drops of water immediately after dispensing is normal. It may be
necessary to hold the container under the dispenser for 2 to 3 seconds
after releasing the dispenser lever.