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When the water dispenser control does not work it is most likely the dual water control valve on the rear of your refrigerator that controls the dispenser side that has malfunctioned. Part number 4389177 Most times the solenoid for that side has failed. Thanks, Sea Breeze

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SOURCE: Icemaker / water dispenser develops

Hello,
You stated that your unit is developing heavy frost where the water dispenser/ ice maker is makeing your unit unable to produce ice. One of the first things that you should do is remove the ice maker and then remove the rear panel on the inside back wall of your freezer. This would then give you access to the evaporator coil in the unit. If when you remove this panel you see ANY ice build up on the coil itself this is considered a defrost issue. The defrost issue is due to either the defrost thermostat, the defrost heater, or the defrost timer or in some units instead of a defrost timer they have an adaptive control board. The defrost thermostat is usually located on one of the sides of the evaporator and is a small disc like object with two wires that go to it. You can assure if the thermostat is working properly by conducting a continuity test on the thermostat itself using a mulitmeter. 85 percent of the time in the units I fix the thermostat is the main issue. The same continuity test can be performed on the defrost heater as well if you do find that you do have continuity in the thermostat. This test would also tell you if the defrost heater were working properly as well. If you find that both the defrost heater and thermostat are working properly or that you have no ice build up on the evaporator coil when you remove the rear panel message me back for further diagnosis. Note if you do find any ice build up on the coil this also has to be defrosted my personal preference to defrost is using a hair dryer but I have also seen people use hot water to defrost the coil although it tends to be a bit more messy using water. I await your reply if you have any further questions. Thanks
Rick

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My name is Peter. I am a retired field service refrigeration technician.

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