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Amana refrigerator ice maker

Mana ARSE665BS side by side. Ice maker works, water dispenser does not. When dispenser pushed slow trickle of water and great thumping heard from back of refrigerator. Occasionally it will thump on its own. Water flow is good, I checked it. Water tank in bottom of refrigerator not frozen as I can see air bubble move inside of it when twisted around. If I'm getting water, albeit slowly, out of the dispenser I conclude the line is not frozen. Checked continuity on each of the two solenoids and I get continuity from one of the double plugs on each, not both. I'm assuming one controls the ice maker and the other the dispenser, but don't know which. Assuming it is a bad water valve but can't reach around to push dispenser to hear or feel it vibrate. About the replace both for lack of ability to determine which is bad.

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You are on the right track since the solenoids control the amount of water reaching the ice maker and the water tap. Sometimes over a period of time the plunger or moving part of the solenoid just gets stuck and a good cleaning will restore it to proper operation.

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first off replac ethe water filter in the unit this will slow down the flow

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Do you get water to the connector at the bottom of the freezer door ? if you do then the water pipe in the door is probably frozen - read new door ! if not then check thw electrical connector at the bottom of the freezer door as they have a habit of corroding.

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Pull the filltube from out of the back check for ice inside, use warm water to melt.

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Look up how the valves work. They are "servoed", that is a SMALL pintle is pulled by the solenoid from a small hole in a diaphram which then actuates the main valve seat. A tiny bit of crud in the pintle hole will block operation. These valves are used in many appliances such as dishwashers.

You MAY be able to clean the valve by removing the unit and disassembling where the diaphram is. Theree will be a spring behind the pintle so don't lose it when you open it.

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SOURCE: ge profile refrigerator slow water dispenser

Have had problem with slow water dispenser in GE Profile refrigerator for two years. SOLUTION IS TO INSERT A THIN PLASTIC OR BRASS WASHER. The washer must have a hole large enough go over the center post / plug with the two O rings but not so large it interferes with the seating of the filter. The objective is to fully depress the little black valve piece. The little ramps on the new filters do not fully engage the valve and thus the water trickles out. Volume increased from one cup per 20 seconds to 1 cup per 10 seconds, double the flow. Washer 1 mm thick will do the trick (about a dime thickness). I used a thin brass washer which barely fit the center post, had to remove O rings to get it on. (Re-install O rings.) The outer diameter of the washer was just enough to touch the little black valve nub. If this works for you please repost and pass the word.

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