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Freaken fridge it started off as not making any ice. now its not dispensing water. I disconnected all the water lines from the back. the water came back but only worked for a couple of hours then went back to nothing. what else can i check? ty reg

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Re: freaken fridge

Probably bad or sticking solenoid water valve.

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No Water going in to the fridge

Hi Norm,

Most fridges don't need a motor to run in order to dispense water. A simple on / off solenoid on the water line (same for the ice maker) that makes a click when changing from off to on and on to off is usually all anyone hears (the ice maker makes rumbling sounds and you can hear ice falling into the bin - too).

Check for ice. If it has a maker and it is making ice, the problem could be a defective water dispenser switch, solenoid or other circuit component or wire. If no ice, I'd suspect a filter or water supply issue.

Make sure the filter is fully inserted and twisted into place. Many filters have marks to align when 1) inserting and 2) to let you know when it is installed correctly. When sure it is installed correctly - try to dispense water again. Many fridges will dispense water without a filter. Check your manual before trying this though! If not working still, remove the filter and try to dispense water. If you're able to dispense water, the problem is either the installation of the filter or the filter itself. Try to re-install it correctly. Try to dispense water again.

If it still doesn't work - call the plumber back and ask why there's no water. Or - try this yourself:

Locate the point of attachment to the domestic water supply that the plumber used. There should be a valve to turn the water on and off. If off, turn ON. Try to dispense water again.

If that doesn't work - check to see if the fridge has pinched, kinked or crushed the water supply line. You may need to move the fridge forward to gain access to the water line and connection point on the fridge. Repair or replace the line as needed and route in such a way that moving the fridge in or out will not cause it to damage the line again.

Good luck!

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I had a GE Fridge at one time and had issues like yours.

If you disconnected the connector at the door that supplies the dispenser with power, you would not measure any voltage on the dispenser side, only on the 'fridge' side. Measure the power with the connector connected, but that may not tell you a lot, unless you have the service manual.

If you push the water dispenser and you do not hear the little valve kick on behind the fridge, suspect a couple of things. A faulty inlet valve (usually located lower rear of fridge on backside). It may be disconnected. Had this happen once on a new fridge - it had been disconnected from the factory.

You may have one problem or two issues, but let's continue...

Do you push the ice dispensor and nothing happens? Or are you telling us that the dispenser works but there is no ice? The faulty valve mentioned above will prevent ice dispenser from filling to make ice.

Also, there is RESET button hidden in the freezer a well. I can't remember where it is but the little arm to make ice has to be in position to tell it to make ice, and you have to follow the procedure in yourf ridge manual to reset it. It's

Another problem I encountered, but this was just with the cold water dispenser, was that the water line would FREEZE in the fridge door, preventing water from getting to the dispenser and my cup. It wold make ice but no water. In that case I had to get a small squirt bottle with a long nose on it and shoot hot water up into the dispenser nozzle to clear the ice in the line. That only happened a couple tines a year, though.

Here's a video that may help:

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Do you hear a clicking sound when attempting to dispense water? A click is usually heard when either of the water supply solenoid valves (one for water & one for ice) opens and closes when dispensing water, or when refilling the ice cube tray right after the ice maker dumps the ice cubes.

If you don't hear the clicking sound, there is probably an electrical problem. Given that BOTH water and ice no longer work, I doubt it both the water and ice maker water solenoid valves failed at the same time. It is probably going to require some digging to solve it.

If you do hear a clicking sound, check the shut off at the supply source. The "tap" type valves that puncture a sink's cold water supply line can become clogged by mineral deposits over time. Make sure that the fridge isn't resting on a supply line, effectively crushing it shut or closed - likewise, the line may have become kinked when the fridge was pushed back into position. You should try to dispense water while the fridge is out from the wall to see if it is a kinked line. Check the entire exposed length of the line for evidence of crushing, too. If the line is routed in cabinets, etc. you should try to inspect the line to make sure nothing fell out of a drawer - and crushed / kinked the line. Replace any damaged water line found. You could shut the water off, and remove the line from the fridge - then have someone turn the water on while you hold the line to fill a container. If it flows - the problem lies in the fridge. If not - it could be a clogged inline filter or bad valve.

There are a bunch of things to check that should be pretty easy to start. Hopefully, you needn't go any further. Good luck!

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Ge fridge- water dispenser in door wont work yet ice maker does.

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