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Ice maker makes ice, but door will not dispense ice or water.

Not sure what the deal is, but the ice maker makes ice just fine, but when you try to get ice or water out of the door the light goes dime and a fan noise comes on but nothing happens. After about 5 seconds then everything goes back to normal even though I am still trying to get water or ice. Would really appreciate help, I am 30 min from any tech that would come to fix. Really don't want to pay them for driving.

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  • ssporaa Apr 16, 2009

    would the heater control the ice machine delivery function as well as the water?





  • isawolf Apr 22, 2009

    ice will come come out of door dispenser

  • Anonymous Apr 25, 2009

    I have the same problem Help

  • lsastokes Apr 28, 2009

    My fridge is making ice but the light dims when i try to get ice. i can get water but know ice will dispense.

  • belgaran May 04, 2009

    Same here . . . makes Ice, but no water or ice dispensed. Would appreciate some help here.

  • Anonymous May 17, 2009

    Same problem makes ice but no longer dispense the ice thru the door

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I believe your problem is similar mine. I had a problem with my water dispenser not dispensing water, but dispensed ice just fine. In addition, my fresh veggie bin was freezing. It turned out to be the Damper an Fan assembly. There is a little door inside of the damper assembly that closes when the desired temperature is reached. If the door is broken and does not close, cold air continuously flows through the assembly and into the fridge. The water line housing behind the damper and fan assembly also freezes when the damper does not close. I believe this is what your problem is. The damper and fan assembly is inside of the plastic casing in the rear center of the refrigerator. You can probably order the part for about $49.00

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