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Frigidaire signaling water dispenser instead of ice maker

I finally hooked up a water supply to my Frigidaire frige and the water dispenser works fine, but the ice maker doesn't work at all. In fact, after turning the ice maker on a waiting several minutes, the water dispenser automatically shoots a bunch of water out onto my kitchen floor. Somewhat comical,except my floors are wood and I really want the ice dispenser to work.

No water is making it up the ice maker water supply.

Any suggestions?

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Re: Frigidaire signaling water dispenser instead of ice...

Sounds like the water solinoid valves are wired wrong.One activates The water dispenser.The other the ice maker.That, why every so often the water shoots out on the floor.The ice maker is telling the valve to open.

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