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Water dispenses without pushing lever

I need to keep the water turned off from the faucet because the water dispenses without pushing in lever. The lever is not stuck in the in position. When I push the lever, it does not seem to have a problem going back and forth. I hear a click and the light turns on.

Some additional information about refrigerator: I kept the temperature to cold and the reseviour in the refrigerator was frozen for a coule of months. I thought the water dispenser had a problem. I adjusted the temperature until the water thawed in the dispenser but then it dispensed out of the door without pushing in lever.

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Re: Water dispenses without pushing lever

There is a solinoid valve that opens when you push the switch in. It has apparently failed and is leaking. Sometimes taking it apart and cleaning it will fix the problem.

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