This is the second time we change the filter. Our GE refrigerator is 4 years old now and we didn't have any problem the firstime the water went of. We just changed the filter then it came back working again. They told me you have to change it more frequently like every 6 months. But in my case this is only the second time i'm going to change. The problem is, when the water went of the dispenser, it wasn't long enough since we change the filter. I think it is less than 9 mos ago since we change it. Even with the new filter, the water dispenser is still not working although the ice maker is working. What could possibly be the problem? pls help me. thanks.
Re: have the same problem with the water dispenser
Just went through the same thing but mine is a Frigidaire (Electrolux). The tube within the freezer door was frozen up. There is a connection behind the left corner of the front grill that can be taken apart. I put the end going to the dispenser into a pan of hot water for about 15 minutes and got flow back. I just hope it will work again in the morning.
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There may be an interlock switch on the housing where the filter or dummy stopper is inserted. If this interlock is not satisfied, then the water dispenser won't turn on. This would prevent water from spraying all over the inside of the refrigerator if the filter is not seated properly. Check to make sure the filter or plug is inserted properly.
The water line is freezing in the door due to deteriorated insulation. The only fix I have found to work on my fridge was to defrost the inside door with a blow dryer. Then place a weedeater replacement line (the orange 10" or so size you find at Lowes' or Home Depot) up through the dispenser nozzle, If the line only travels about 3-4 inches up the nozzle, then ice is still in the tube. Blow dry it until you are able to get water to dispense. After the tube is ice-free, place the weedeater line up throuth the dispenser nozzle leaving about 1/8" sticking out. The dispenser will still work with the line stuck in it. The dispenser will probably freeze again in about 8 hours, But all you need to do each time this happens is to pull the weedeater line out, dispense the water to unclog the ice, and place the weedeater line back in the nozzle. I have been using this method for about a week now and it works great. My GE Side-by-side is also 4 years old and this seems to be a problem with all of them. There is a part you can order to fix the problem, but I have heard it may not work.
If indeed it is stagnant water you have to find the water source tap off of your water supply. Then trace out the routing of the feed water line to your refrigerator. Turn off the tap, remove the line at both ends. You can abandon the existing line. Reroute the new line. or you can remove the old line and follow the same route. Reconnect the tap and refrigerator ends.
you have a frozen wtr line inside door turn it off for a day or 2 then try it again but this time palce a thermometer in frezeer and keep temps at 0 to 4 degrees if it drops below 0 then the line will freeze again
GSH25JSTASS -- I have a one year old ref..Same problem..Ice comes fine, no water. Changed filter..defrosted Freezer compartment. Kept the light ON for a couple of days, .used compressed air to check water tube between water disp to bottom of the freezer. Not frozen...
What could be wrong with this SMART water filter from GE!