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Ice & water dispenser not working

No water or ice from dispenser. The dispenser panel does not operate. The light bulb does not light, the panel LED lights do not work, there is no noise or fuctions when the buttons are pressed. Otherwise the refridgerator works fine--ice maker works, etc. Does not appear to be a clog in the lines. This happened not long after I replaced the light bulb. Could it be the interface disp asm? Or is there something else that could be wrong?

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Re: Ice & water dispenser not working

The control board is likely gone bad or a wire harness inside the front came loose. With all those indications, I'd lean toward a dead board.

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