Question about Whirlpool GS6NBEXR Side by Side Refrigerator
I have a Whirlpool side by side model ED22TQXGN00 with a thru the door water/ice dispenser. The ice maker is working fine but when I depress the adjacent water lever, I hear a humming noise but no water comes out. Can you tell me what part needs to be replaced? I have replaced the water inlet valve in the past when the ice maker wasn't getting water, so I hope that is not the problem. Could it be the bracket control (Whirlpool part number AP2988571)? I appreciate an email response to me at Michael.D.Hauser@BGE.com One last thing, can you explain how I can remove the front panel to get access? I'm told that it's easy to break and expensive to replace.
My older whirlpool side by side refrigerator has stopped dispensing water. The icemaker works fine, and I have adjusted the temperature a week ago so I don't believe the line is frozen. I do not hear any noise when the dispenser is pushed down, and feel that is where the problem is. The line is clear on the bottom of the fridge behind the kick plate, but water does not come out freely when I disconnect the couplings...
Posted on Nov 22, 2008
I too found that the internal switch was displaced because the retention pins (plastic) were broken. This caused the switch to be set back from the dispenser arm. Bad bad design!
Instead, I replaced the pins with screws.... never coming apart again. Now how long before the Ice side breaks?!?!?!?!
Posted on Jul 11, 2008
I had this same problem.
Whirlpool Side-by-Side Model#: ED20DFXEB01
I removed the front panel from the water/ice dispenser - just to make sure the problem was not with any of the connections there. Just put a meter on the wires to verify current. All was good.
I pulled the refrigerator out and removed the valve assembly for the water/ice dispenser. Since the ice was working and the water was not, I simply swapped the connections on the solenoids. Sure enough, when I pressed the switch to dispense water, it came through the ice maker. Answer: bad solenoid on the water side...
I happen to live close to a commercial appliance store so I took the valve assembly (along with the model number for the fridge) over there and ordered a new one. $50 and 24hrs later, I'm good to go. In my case the part I needed was part# D7742204 (technically an Amana part but was the exact same thing) and it's a very easy part to swap out on my own.
Posted on Feb 11, 2009
I called the Tech who charged me lot of money but got that fixed. Here is a solution
For Whirlpool double door or for all refrigerators there is a part called solenoid(please see picture attached), this part becomes defective and result is two ways
Open back of the Fridge on right hand side bottom you will see the part, Shut down the water supply, remove the pipes and two electrical connections(remember which one is which)
Connect new part same fashion and restart the water supply.
This solved my issue for water dispenser and hope you do not have to pay money to tech, I found service fee of $200 for 3 minute job is a "rip off"
Posted on Dec 31, 2010
Same problem, I took off the faceplate and found the mounting pins for the switch broken. Remounted the switch and it's back in action.
Posted on Jul 06, 2010
Took the front cover off using the flat head screwdriver. two holes
underneath the faceplate, pull up. Snapped up, off it went.
I moved the water dispenser flap and I noticed little plastic
prong that was supposed to provide resistance when the water flap
was tilted back, it snapped off.
I decided to re-enforce it with a generic screw.
I drill tiny hole at the breaking point, re-inserted longer screw, and
water dispenser is working again.
Posted on Oct 26, 2012
REPLACE THE VALVE AGAIN.
Posted on Jan 17, 2008
Same as others, easy fix to screw and glue switch in place of the tiny plastic pins.
Posted on Oct 18, 2013
My ice dispenser lever stopped working. I took the face plate off by first removing the tray, grabbing the bottom face plate and pulling straight back. I found that the internal switch was displaced because the retention pins (plastic) were broken. This caused the switch to be set back from the dispenser arm. I'm ordering a new bracket that holds the switches. Hope this helps.
Posted on Feb 09, 2008
Just replace the water filter
Posted on Jan 17, 2009
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