Water comes out dispenser when ice maker calls for water
This fridge is one year old. Ive replaced the water valves, water line, diodes and wiring harness. Now, when the ice maker calls for water, water shoots out the water dispenser on the front of the freezer door. The amount is about 4-6 ozs. Frigidaire has said its a bad water valve but we just replaced that a week ago. Any ideas?
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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.
Are you having any cooling problems whatsoever, anywhere? Is there any area in the unit that you dont put food for cooling reasons? if cooling is fine, check the water pressure as it comes into the refrigerator, you wil have to disconnect the water line at the solenoid valve behind the fridge. If pressure is good, pour 4-8 oz of water into ice maker, does it eject those cubes within 24 hours? then replace your water valve(s) One assembly houses a solenoid for both the ice maker and the water dispenser, both solenoids are bad.
It's usually caused by the condenser fan which is underneath around back. If it's not running when the compressor runs it will cause the problem you describe. You will need to remove the cardboard backing on the back of the fridge to access the fan. Try swapping the wires on the dual water inlet valve. Then try the water dispenser. The water should go to the ice maker. This will tell you weather or not the ice maker valve is working and if the line is clear.
When your ice maker dumps and refills with water it will come out the water dispenser with the wires swapped. If it doesn't then I would have to blame it on the solenoid.
If the lines are the same size you can also swap them around to do this check. Water inlet Valve
You can disconnect the line coming out of it and try the water dispenser to see if the valve is working. If it’s getting power it should click when you try it and water come out.
First, the water valve at the bottom rear of the refrigerator may have failed. You didn't mention if there is a water dispenser and whether or not this is still working. This valve pumps water to the icemaker and water dispenser when the control unit of the icemaker calls for water. Also, there could be a blockage in the line which brings the water to the icemaker.
The other possibility is that the part of the icemaker controls which calls for water from the valve has failed. If this has happened, it would likely be more cost effective to replace the icemaker unit.
Well there is a water valve on a lot of the fridges and that water valve has water doing to the dispenser and there is a water line from the valve to the ice maker. These two lines are separate and the ice maker valve can be bad. They are generally down towards the bottom of the fridge and can be replaced. You just have to trace down the water lines and see where they go. Here is a shortcut that may possibly have the drawings for your fridge and parts if you need them. http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/
Hi TBurl, Yeah... classic sign of a failed water valve. You need a new one. The part number is D7742204 (<---plug that into a search engine or call a local appliance parts outfit to get one).
Easy to replace... Just pull the fridge out, UNPLUG IT FROM THE WALL, turn the water valve off at the wall, remove the water line from the fridge valve, then remove the 2 screws mounting the valve bracket to the base of the fridge. All you have to do now is remove the electrical connectors and the tubing from the old valve and place them on the new one (making sure to get the wires right, OK?). Now just mount the new valve, reconnect the water, turn the water on and plug it in!
EASY! All in all about a 20 min. job. There ya go! Your fixed. Don't forget to rate this solution, OK? My self-esteem is depending on you. :P
I had a Whirlpool Model GD5SHAXNS in which the icemaker quit working about the same time (3 years old). I had water out the dispenser, I found that it was the icemaker itself failed not calling for water to fill it. I replaced it with a icemaker on-line for about $100 and problem fixed. I have been told his is a common problem with the icemaker in this model ref.
welcometo the world of FRIGIDAIRE!! only company i know using that DIODE within the harness, im unable to lok up the part number for the DIODE kit, there are 2 of them, i would call the manufacture and ask them to supply you with number... just seems a ltiile wierd that ice maker fill troughdoor andyour water fill the ice machine, i see that you tried switching wires and lines still thesame result, please excuse the silly question but did you try to just switch the wires to the dual valve??? not worrying abouth the lines. just askin.