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Whirlpool Side-by-Side Refrigerator No Water to Icemaker or Door

Model: ED25TWXDW00, 12 years old No water is flowing to the water dispenser or icemaker. Water is flowing through the saddle valve on the water line. The ice maker is cycling to attempt to make ice. A click is heard when pressing the water dispenser, indicating that the system is attempting to produce water. There does not appear to be ice in the feed tube. Should I disconnect the water line on the refrigerator to check for water flow? If so, where? Thanks.

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If you don't get water at the valve and it has power it is likely clogged. Take it apart and find most likely a part where the rubber has softened and clogged a hole that is supposed to open up when the valve is triggered. On mine it was at the bottom of a little metal pole that the rubber was bad. Clear the clogged hole and replace the bad seal and you should now have water.

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Check to see that you do have water to the water valve on the fridge. You can disconnect right where the water line goes into the valve on the fridge. Next, if you can, check power at the valve while activating the water dispenser. If you have power at the valve when activating then the water valve is bad. Let me know what you find.

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