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Water will not come through my dispenser on my refrigerator, it is not frozen in the lines cause i checked this. It worked when i first hooked it up.

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Without the model number I will only be able to tell you what makes most models work. When you push the lever for water, there is a micro-switch behind it that's activated. This sends a signal to the water valve at the lower back of your unit. It opens and allows water to flow. There is one connection between the micro-switch and the valve. It's located at the door hinge. It could be either the top one or the bottom. Make sue it's plugged in real good. While pushing the water lever, wiggle the plug. If it makes water come out, disconnect the plug and re-connect. If no difference, I would say the most likely problem is the water valve at the back of the fridge. You can apply 110 volts to the side that had the larger tube (On most, this is the valve for the water in door) When you connect 110 to it, if water comes out on the door, you have a bad micro-switch. If no water, you have a bad water valve. You will need to replace at least the solenoid on top. I suggest you replace the whole valve. Good luck

Posted on Nov 17, 2009

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First check to see if the filter is plugged, if it is replace the filter then if you still get no water look to see where the hose comes out from the lower or upper hinge then see if the hose is pinched in the hinge and squeeze the hose to see if you have any water in it and if it's hard or not. next look where the hose comes out by the ice machine and see if the hose is frozen there, if it is thaw the refrigerator and then insulate the line to keep it from happening. It may be the door switch that is your problem how ever and you will need to remove the ice and water despensor to look at it. if you want a diagram for the machine to take it apart and see where everything is located please post tothe e-mail you get from this site and I will send you the diagram.

Posted on Nov 17, 2009

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SOURCE: GE GSS25LGMF Water dispenser-no water

Order and install a WR49X10173 water tube heater. It may take 24 hours to then thaw, but it has worked for me on numerous refrigerators. Cost for the part will run about $50.

Posted on Feb 08, 2009

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We have an Electrolux Wave Touch with the same problem.
1 yr later, 3 new fridges, 1 new freezer door and no solution.
Yes, the line is clearly frozen inside the door.
Disconnect waterline at bottom of freezer door and activate solenoid - then you know for sure.

Posted on Oct 06, 2009

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SOURCE: Frig not cooling-water line frozen

Check to see if the fan in the freezer is working. It moves cold air from the freezer side to the refrigerator side. If it is not working or if there is an obstruction in the duct work the issue could be there. Fans and motors are cheap and easy to replace.

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Hello, Thank You for using FixYa. I will be helping you today.The water tank is in the fresh food section remove the drawers and you will see it. Use a hair dryer and heat the tank and lines untill the water starts to dispense.
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SOURCE: Electrolux 23 cu ft refrigerator (EW23CS65GS1)

the line is freezing up if you pull the bottom drawer out of ref side you will see a rolled up plastic line they use it as a resovoir tank so you get cold water if you have a vent in bottom left side close it i have put insulation over coil that fixed problem and turn down thermostat if milk and other stuff is freezing you will have to replace cold control

Posted on Oct 17, 2011

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KEEP WARMING UP THE DOOR AND TESTING THE SWITCH UNTIL YOU GET WATER...

IT TOOK ME ABOUT 20 MINUTES...IT MAY TAKE LONGER DEPENDING ON HOW BAD THE LINE IS FROZEN.

I HOPE THIS HELPS...

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