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Connected water supply and confirmed good water pressure. cannot get water to dispense or icemaker to make ice.

Water supply hooked up and has pressure but nothing comes out dispenser and no ice being made? what to do?

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Hi, When you push the water switch in the door, do you the inlet valve humming? Is it possible that the wires came off the inlet valve?
If you remove the inlet valve from the cabinet and unhook the large size tubing that leads to the water dispenser, you can engage the dispenser lever in the door and see if water comes out.
I hope this helps you. Please let me know if I can assist yyou further.

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Does water dispense through the dispenser ok in the door dispenser??

If yes wate r dispenses through the door ok the problem is going to be with the icemaker itself and its not sending power to the water valve when its supposed to fill so it could make the ice

If water doesnt dispense through the door check that water pressure into valve is sufficent..even if water does dispense what seems to be ok check first that thier is good water pressure into the valve before replacing icemaker


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