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Product  Fridgiaire Refrigerator Model GLHS238ZDSA MFG in 2005 When the ice maker turns on to fill the water comes out of the water dispenser.

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  • rrsanders Jan 16, 2009

    Thank you, We will check the wiring to the valve and will let you know if this solves the problem.

    Robin in Texas

  • rrsanders Jan 19, 2009

    The problem turned out to be a burned out diode that controls the valve to the icemaker and the water dispenser.  Your suggestion was very close to the problem.  Thank you very  much

  • rrsanders Jan 19, 2009

    You are very welcome and thanks for your help

    Robin in Texas



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Your water lines on the water valve may be croccer or the the wires on the valve are crossed has the valve been replaced latly if so change the wires on the valve around if not you have a shorted wire in the wireing

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  • Shawn Smith Jan 19, 2009

    not a problem i was glad to be of some assitantce not all refg. have that diode on the water valve even not all Frigidaire refg. have thev so I have a tendasey to forget about it glad to hear you got it repaired .



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