Amana Refridgerator won't dispense water or make ice.
Our Amana fridge started acting erratically. It worked as it should, water dispensed and it made ice perfectly up until a couple weeks ago. When we tried to dispense water it began to make a funny sound, kind of a vibration and then the water ceased to flow. A few days later the ice maker made less and less ice. I thought it might have to do with the filter, so I replaced the filter. Now we get a short shot of water and then the vibration sound again, and still no flow or ice. I thought there might be air in the line so I uninstalled the filter and still no flow. I checked the water line from the wall to the fridge and the water flows fine. I adjusted the temp on both the freezer and the fridge but it's still not working. Our house is not on a reverse osmosis system.......so I'm looking for help.
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Re: Amana Refridgerator won't dispense water or make ice.
Hi: You did your homework and checked everything. You said you checked the water flow to the refrigerator, and it was fine. Although what you described sounds like no or low water flow to the solenoid. I'm referring to the valve the water line is connected to. When they "rattle" it means there is not enough or no water pressure keep them open. These valves usually have a gravel filter. As you say it's a scratch and dent. The filter may clogged with gravel, or mildew (as it sat unused as a scratch and dent for who knows how long.) You sound handy. Before I replace that valve I would remove it and look where the inlet water is attached. Usually there is a screen behind a cap you will have to unscrew the size of an garden hose cap. See if there is a screen that can be cleaned. I'll lind the Sears parts direct page to you with the part no. #10 on the diagram. http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/getSubComp.pd?modelNumber=AFD2535DEB&productCategoryId=0161000&brandId=1268&modelName=AMANA-REFRIGERATOR&diagramPageId=00012&componentDescription=CABINET BACK&documentId=M0705005&backToLink=Return to Sub Components list The clogged screen would make the valve vibrate like you described. I hope this helps, Jeff
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Either the paddle for the ice/water dispenser is stuck or you have a bad microswitch behind the dispenser.
To stop the ice/water from dispensing open the freezer door and press or hold the child lock button down. Once the unit is in child lock mode you can shut the door without energizing the dispenser.
Another option is to remove the upper freezer door hinge cover and disconnect the wire connector up there. This will remove voltage from the dispenser as well. Then either replace the paddle or switch. Sometimes the paddles/switches will get stuck because of splash up from ice dropping in sugary drinks.
Does your fridge have a small tank inside the food compartment? If so, the water may have frozen in the tank and the problem can be solved if you take a blow dryer and warm the tank. That's what happened to mine and with a temp adjustment to keep the food compartment a bit warmer, the water doesn't freeze.
I lowered the temp on the freezer to 4 overnight, by morning water dispenser is working fine. I think that when we changed the temp to 7 (in order to make more ice ) it froze the water pipe going to the dispenser. I am going to keep both fridge and freezer at 5 ,and hope this will not happen again.
You said, Your AMANA refridgerator water dispenser not working. Freezer door not closed properly last night.
When the door to the freezer was left open all night,the moisture from outside caused the water line to the water dispenser to freeze!
What you need to do is to move all the articles from your freezer to a spare or second freezer
Then turn off the freezer compartment of the first unit where the water is not depensing .
you will need 12 to 24 hours untill the line defrosts. If the dispenser works sooner then don't wait any longer to restart the freezer.
In some models, the fact that the freezer is turned off may affect the power in the dispenser untill the freezer is turned back on.
After you finish defrosting and turn the freezer back on. give it 24 hours to get back to running temperture.
Then reload the articles agin.
BUT DO NOT TAKE 20 TRIPS TO BRING THE PACK AGES AND LOAD IT, LEAVING THE DOOR OPEN AGAIN!
Bring the articles to the freezer and load it straight awy quickly and close the door. This will solve your problembarring any damage to the dispenser!t
Thank You for having me advice you.
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cold air to the bin and make it colder.
Water and Ice Dispensers
(on some models)
Depending on your model, you may have one or more of the
following options: the ability to select either crushed or cubed
ice, a special light that turns on when you use the dispenser, or a
lock option to avoid unintentional dispensing.
■ The dispensing system will not operate when the freezer door
■ After connecting the refrigerator to a water source, flush the
water system. Use a sturdy container to depress and hold the
water dispenser lever for 5 seconds, then release it for
5 seconds. Repeat until water begins to flow. Once water
begins to flow, continue depressing and releasing the
dispenser lever (5 seconds on, 5 seconds off) for an
additional 2 minutes. This will flush air from the filter and
water dispensing system. Additional flushing may be required
in some households. As air is cleared from the system, water
may spurt out of the dispenser.
■ Allow 24 hours for the refrigerator to cool down and chill
■ Allow 24 hours to produce the first batch of ice. Discard the
first three batches of ice produced.
Most side-by-sides have a length of hose at the bottom of the freezer that send the water to the ice maker and water dispenser. take the back off so you can see this hose, there may be a kink in it, or a clog.
the water spout on the dispensor unscrews this is a clog issue take it off and then run water becarful this does have a spray effect all over but it allows water to flow
also there is the problem of the water tube up the door has kinked when closed this is a big deal with front fridge water the ice dispensors tube goes up the back