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Refrigerator no water dispensing or ice

After pluging refrigerator for a few weeks with the water filter on, I finally installed the ice maker water supply but water doesn't flow to the water dispenser and there is air in the hose. I tried turning off the refrigerator to se if its a freezed filter. Please help.

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Have you tried just running the dispenser to give the water reservoir time to fill up with water. depending on water supply pressure it cant ake as long as 1-2 minutes to purge all the air and for the reservoir to fill. thanks Peyton

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