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Water is not dispensed but icemaker is working

My GE side-by-side suddenly stopped dispensing water. The ice maker is working fine, and dispenses both crushed & cubed ice. It just does not dispense any water. I changed the filter, so that should not be the problem. The manual says the water in the reservoir may be frozen. How can I confirm this? How can I fix it?

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  • jeetasher Sep 08, 2009

    So I tried a bunch of things, and its working now. Not sure which one was the problem/solution, but as long as its working...

    1. I changed the filter (old & new one) couple times
    2. Left the freezer door open
    3. Turned down the temp in Freezer & Fridge to 1
    4, Left the dispenser light on
    5. Hair dryer for 10 mins inside the freezer door

    None of these seemed to work. After reading your solution, I pulled out the crisper in the fridge. And viola, it started working.

    So maybe my cleaning lady had jammed the tube behind the crisper, and the water flow was blocked. Or maybe it was just frozen, and it was taking time to thaw. Either way, something worked, and we have water now :)

    Thanks

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It's more common to be frozen in the door. You can disconnect the line under the unit before it goes into the door at the bottom hinge. Push the dispenser button and see if it comes out there. If it does leave the door open till it thaws
If it doesn't come out then disconnect the line to the water dispenser at the water inlet valve on the back where the water supply comes in and try the dispenser. if you hear the valve work but water doesn't come out, the valve is bad. If the water comes out then check the reservoir.It's behind the crispers in the fridge.

Posted on Sep 07, 2009

Testimonial: "As I posted, I'm not sure what the problem/solution was, but its working now. Thanks a lot for pointing me to the crisper!"

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THE WAY A DISPENSER CHANGES FROM CUBES TO CRUSHED ICE IS BY RAISING AN ARM THAT RUNS ALONG THE BOTTOM OF THE ICE BIN. IF IT SETS FOR A LONG TIME, IT CAN GET A BUILUP OF FROST OR ICE THAT KEEPS IT FROM MOVING. PULL THE ICE BIN OUT AND TRY TWISTING THE END OF THE ARM MANUALLY. IT SHOULD OPEN A DOOR AT THE FRONT OF THE BIN THAT WOULD ALLOW THE ICE TO BYPASS THE CUTTER ASSEMBLY.
ALSO,WITH THE ICE BIN REMOVED, PUSH THE DOOR SWITCH BUTTON CLOSED BUT KEEP THE FREEZER DOOR OPEN. WHERE THAT ARM GOES IN THROUGH THE BACK WALL, CHECK FOR MOVEMENT OF A ROD UPWARD WHEN YOU CALL FOR CUBED ICE. IF YOU HEAR A LOUD HUM BUT THE ROD DOESN'T MOVE, YOU MAY NEED TO REPLACE THE SOLENOID ASSEMBLY IN THAT MODULE.

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Thanks, bro. Right on with that fix.

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yea! I have been without cubes for 2 years. I slid out the tray, found the lever in the back where the rod went in, pulled it down, reinserted the ice tray, and IT WORKED! At first I thought I broke the lever, because I had to hold it down with a knife while I was inserting the tray, but it just must have been stuck. I am soooo happy!

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I replaced the large Light/ water/ crushed ice/cubed ice switch , ( product service number GEH WR55X129 ) ( part number GE 162D6372 PO17 )and it fixed the problem. Cost was about $43.00.

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You have a solenoid switch which switches the dispenser back and forth from crushed to cube. It could be stuck or not working or the parts connecting it could be disconnected or broken. You will have to observe to see if any parts are moving and if any noise is coming from the solenoid

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