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Ice and water will not dispense. I ckeaned out ice bin and when I put it back ice and water did not dispence,and the light next to the water disprnser will not light. Could it be a loose wire or what could it be?

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  • corgs1076 Jul 01, 2009

    This is my father fridge he says that the water worked the other day, but he took the ice bin out to clean it and when he put it back in it didnt work. So I tried messing with it I took the filter on the bottom (in the toe kick) out and emptied it and put it back in and it still did not work. And he put a new bulb in right in front of me and still didnt work thats why i think it could be in the front panel or a power issue, Yes or no? And when you say the off switch which do you mean?

  • corgs1076 Jul 01, 2009

    Are you talking about the arm for turning the ice maker on and off or something else. So It pretty much sounds likes the filter. I will try the filter tomorrow thank you I will let you know how it turns out



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The first thing to check would be the on off bar behind the ice box and make sure the arm is in the "on" position or the power switch in the icemaker itself is "on" Next, check the filter cartridge. They should be replaced annually. Before you replace it, remove it from the refrigerator, empty the water into the sink then rinse it out with a sprayer. Re-install the cartridge and check for water. It may run slow, but you will know for sure it's the cartridge. They are around 50-75 ea. As far as the light is concerned, it may just be the bulb. Hope this helps

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    Frank Fulton Jul 01, 2009

    There is either an "arm" which is steel, or an "on/off" switch in the front of the icemaker. There will be writing on the plastic that you can see with the tray out as to which position is on or off. There really isn't any wiring that could be "loose" or shorted by replacing a bulb.

  • Frank Fulton
    Frank Fulton Jul 01, 2009

    Yes, the arm for the icemaker turns the unit on & off. Good luck!



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