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I have a Kenmore refrigerator made by Whirlpool. Its Model # is 10657562790. S/N is SG2234335. Mfg. date is 05/1997. My water dispenser does not work after replacing ice maker/water dispenser inlet valve/solenoids. Does not sound like anything happens when I push the dispenser lever. Is there a micro switch that is acuated by the lever?

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    I have not been able to remove the front cover (it has the switch membrane panel for the ice dispenser {cube/crushed} as well as the on/off switch for the light. Is there some trick to this. I am able to get one side loose enough to get a finger behind the cover, but it feels as though it's being held by something. Are there tabs at the top and bottom of this cover? Any hints on how to get this off easily?



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1. You should check the incoming solenoid valve probably is out or the something stuck at the filter strainer.

2. You my have air in the line. disconnect it and bleed off the air bubbles ..than hook it back up.

3. It might be a low water pressure problem either before the inlet valve or after the inlet valve. Disconnect it from the fridge, let it pour into a container or bucket and judge for yourself how it fast it comes out. If it pours out in a good steady stream and you've already replaced the filter, then it has to be the inlet valve.

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Depress the activator lever on the front of the refrigerator.
Its definately a low water pressure problem either before the inlet valve or after the inlet valve. Disconnect it from the fridge, let it pour into a container or bucket and judge for yourself how it fast it comes out. If it pours out in a good steady stream and you've already replaced the valve , then it has to be the inlet valve.other wise its filter.
to check if the lever is broken follow this instructions
1. Remove the switch cap and unsnap the two (2) tabs at the bottom of the front cover from the
housing first. Pull the bottom out and lift and the front cover from the housing.
2. Remove the two (2) hex-head screws securing the metal control panel cover to the dispenser
housing. This will also free the control bracket from the housing although it will remain tethered
to the freezer door by the wiring harness. 3. Disconnect the wiring harness connectors from the terminals
on the switches and light fixture in the control bracket.
Removing the Dispenser Assembly
1. Do the previous three procedures.
2. Remove the eight (8) hex-head screws securing
the dispenser housing to the freezer door. 3. Carefully pull the housing from the door.
4. Pull the water supply tube from the top of the dispenser housing.
5. Pull the wiring harness leads from the dispenser housing.
6. Disconnect the wiring harness connectors to the electric
foil heater that should get you in there.


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