When I press the dispenser the fridge makes the same sound as it did when water would actually come out, now the water does not flow. I replaced the filter and it didn't make a difference. However, before replacing the filter I noticed that pressure was built up behind the filter so that when I unscrewed the filter it released the pressure. Where should I start looking? Would this be a plugged or frozen line? Thanks for the advice!
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Re: Side-By-Side GE Fridge Won't Supply Water
Sounds like a frozen line ... press on the inside door lisen to see if there is ice inside defrost the freezer check if water will flow ... if stainless steel door there is a heater kit you can put in... if plastic you will have to replace the door.
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Did you recently move the fridge? One possibility is that the supply line in the back of the fridge is kinked. Usually it is coiled so you can move the fridge out and back damage but if it gets kinked, it would limit the water supply like a hose does when kinked. Also, the supply line is usually tapped from under the sink. Make sure the valve that supplies the line (usually 1/4 inch line) is fully opened. If that fails to help, then you're back to the solenoid valve for water that is not fully opening. Should give a solid clunk when actuated. G
At the back cover of the fridge you will find a double electric valve. The easy way to find valve is to follow water supply tube to your fridge Unplug fridge and check with multimeter if one of the coils burned out and should be replaced. Make sure you close water shut off valve before removing solenoid. Good luck
We have the same model and just had exactly the same problem. The coil behind the fresh produce trays is frozen. There are 2 coils, one provides water for the water dispenser and the other to the ice maker. Looking into the fridge the water dispenser coil is on the right hand side. We unplugged the fridge for a couple of hours and the problem has been solved. Try increasing the temperature of your fridge by a degree or two.
That's where the water line runs to get to the dispenser. You may have to remove the cardboard backing to see it. The line runs from the water inlet valve. That's where the supply line from the house connects to the fridge. One line goes up to the ice maker and the other goes over to the fridge side where it goes inside the fridge behind the crisper to a reservoir where the water is chilled before it goes to the dispenser. Look for the water coming out when someone else tries the dispenser. Look for a fitting that has come loose.
Is there water to the water valve in the rear of the fridge? If yes, replace the water filter if older than 6 months or if you're on a well. You may need an inline water filter behind your fridge in addition to the one in the fridge to protect the water valve. If no, turn on the water. If you're making ice but no water dispense and you have a new water filter. Replace the water valve.
Are the water inlet / outlet correctly fitted onto the filter ??
Sounds silly - but very easy mistake seen several times.
Is the water supply for the filter turned on . . remove hoses from filter to verify. - YOU WILL GET WET.
If your water supply line is not pinched closed somewhere and the fridge has electricity supplied then it may be the solenoid operated water supply valve that has failed. This electric actuated valve should open when you activate the switch in the door with your glass.
I could not locate any white tank where the water comes to/from. There is only a clear plastic water line behind the crisper drawers, that is coiled up and goes up to the water filter at the top on one end, and down through the bottom of the fridge on the other. The coiled line seemed like perhaps it was frozen, so I took a hair dryer to that but it didn't help. I also tried removing the cardboard cover in the bottom back of the fridge, to see if perhaps the white tank was back there, but it was only
more line, which goes towards the front of the fridge, where it goes up into the corner of the door.