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Water dispenser not working, I think it's frozen again.

I had the fridge serviced twice. Second time they put a heater in the water dispenser to stop it from freezing. I get ice but no water. Can you help!!!

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OK, this is a defective Dual inlet water valve assembly. you will need to replace this component asap.

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