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Water dispenser and ice maker

When you despensed the water there was a loud clang in the back of the fridge. Now, teh clang stoppedand the water to the ice maker and water dispenser stoopped working. Is the selinoid bad or the made water valve.

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Re: Water dispenser and ice maker

You got it replace the water inlet valve but make sure it is bad first ...................The loud noise you hear maybe caused from too much pressure on the valve turn the pressure down a little and try again

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