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Either the wires are crossing or the diode is faulty in the water release mechanism of the water dispenser. Ice maker works fine but water dispenser will 'let go' by itself, pouring water on the floor.

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  • kathys943 Jun 17, 2009

    We haven't had a problem with water pressure to the dispenser or ice maker in the last year & 1/2. The pressure is there, and the ice maker is working fine. The 'stop/start' is not working. Without depressing (pushing glass onto) the valve, the water will all of a sudden start 'dispensing'.

  • kathys943 Jun 17, 2009

    Defrost drain is not frozen over. It is something to do with electrical or sensor/message sender.

  • kathys943 Jun 17, 2009

    This is a Magic Chef, Model RC224PD with total volumn of 21.6 cu.ft.

  • kathys943 Jun 18, 2009

    We managed to keep the wires from crossing by (I suspect) creating a barrier between & this seems to work, so I suspect having a new actuator switch would have solved the problem.

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Part #2 in THIS DIAGRAM is a switch used to activate the water. (same switch used for ice)
It has failed, and needs replacement.
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Your water supply needs water pressure between 30 and 120 psi (207 and 827 kPa) to operate a water dispenser or icemaker. If you already have a refrigerator installed that has a water dispenser, you should be able to dispense about 3 to 6 ounces of water in about 5 seconds from your dispenser. You can better check the water supply pressure by using the water supply line itself. The 1/4" water supply line should dispense at least 9 ounces of water in 5 seconds. If it doesn't, the water pressure to the refrigerator is low.

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    SABARI ANAND Jun 17, 2009

    sounds like your defrost drain is frozen over. When the refrigerator is
    going into defrost it's draining through the front instead of the drain
    pan. You can remove the shelves and peel off the back cover and clear
    the drain by pouring hot water on the frozen drain hole. If you have a
    baster of some sort you could try to squirt the hot water through the
    venting on the bottom of the panel. Another way to to point a hair
    dryer on the drain hole. The best method is to remove the shelves and
    panel and make sure the drain is clear

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    SABARI ANAND Jun 17, 2009

    may i know the exat model no please

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