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GE side by side fridge, no water from dispenser

My 5 year old GE fridge ( GSS25QGPA) water dispenser will not work. The ice maker works fine. There is a quick disconnect at the bottom of the freezer door. When I hit the lever for water I do get a steady flow at that point. Could the problem be the heater in the freezer door? If so how do I check it and if it is bad how do I get to it. I see no way of taking this door apart.



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SOURCE: IC6 ice maker

No, completly deforst the freezer for 24hrs this will resolve the problem, i know its frost free, but still try to defrost this usaully resolves this fault Regards Advisor

Posted on Aug 21, 2007

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SOURCE: Kitchenaid Superba Ice Maker quit

Make sure your manual doesn't say something about inline filters, or a float that might be sticking in off position. Depending on how ice is made sometimes they have a float to where water rises so hight then gets shut off to freeze and form the ice.

Posted on Dec 08, 2007

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SOURCE: Ice Maker

Check to see whether the ice maker has been turned off. Here's how to check. Look for a wire along the right side of the ice maker that looks a bit like a coat hanger. If this wire is in the raised position, the ice maker is turned off. On some units you simply lower the wire to the down position to turn the ice maker on. On others, you lower a small red plastic lever to lower the wire. If the wire is in the proper position check the freezer temperature, it should be between 0-8 degrees Fahranheit. If it is warmer than 10-12 degrees, the ice maker may not produce any ice. Check your door seals and thermostat, repair/replace as necessary.

When an ice maker is producing ice poorly--when it produces just a few cubes or none, or when the cubes are too small--it's usually because of a clogged water line or a defective water inlet valve.

First, check the water line attached to the back of the refrigerator for good water flow. To do that, first turn off the water supply valve. Then remove the water line from the back of the refrigerator. Next, place the water line into a bucket and momentarily turn the water valve back on to test the flow. If the flow is poor, you need to repair, clean, or replace the tubing or the shut-off valve that supplies the water. If the flow is good, you may have to replace the water inlet valve.

The ice and water-dispensing system of your refrigerator is quite complex. Many components work together to provide the ice and water. Aside from a simple problem of a leaky water tube or a jammed ice chute, most other components are not user serviceable. We suggest that you contact a qualified appliance repair technician for such repairs.

Posted on Feb 13, 2008

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SOURCE: Water and Ice Dispenser shorts Fridge

call ge there is a replacement program for the 05-06 sxs motherboard issue call 800-386-1215 to see if your machine is one of the machines in this program you will need the serial number of the ref before you call

Posted on Jun 13, 2008

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SOURCE: GE Profile side by side fridge - water dispenser doesn't work

More than likely, your water line is freezing up in the door. You can remove all of the ice cubes and lower the freezer temp to about 3. Leave the freezer door open for about 5 minutes or so and if this does not work, leave the door open a little longer. Also, disconnect the water line at the base of the freezer door, near the floor, and press the dispenser lever. If you have water there, you most likely have a frozen line in the door. Changing the water filter often will help but it is not the answer and is can get quite expensive. By the way, Make sure to hold the dispenser lever forward for at least a couple of minutes each time you test for water flow. If you do not get water at the connector at the base of the door after you have disconnected the line, you have a problem with the valve in the back of the refrigerator.

Posted on Nov 17, 2008

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SOURCE: Amana Side-by-Side Fridge Model SBD21VPSE

If there is a reset button on your ice maker try pushing it. Many ice makers have two holes for reset. A general rule of thumb is if the ice maker fingers are stopped in a slightly vertical position then your ice maker unit is working. If the fingers are stopped anywhere else then it needs some sort of attention or replaced. Make sure there is water, or ice in the ice maker tray, if not then the problem is with water supply.

Posted on Nov 29, 2008

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