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Water dispenser will not work when the icemaker has ice made in bucket, the motor will run but no water, later the water will run without warning and overflow door reservoir. The water dispenser works perfect if the icemaker has been disabled. This is a model SXD26VW Amana side by side refrigerator.

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  • smoaks Mar 13, 2008

    This does not work.

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Change the filter and test it. If still doesn't work, then take out the dual-solenoid assembly at the back and check voltages - both must be getting the signal. this must be a pure plumbing problem - the water valves controlled by the solenoids must be clogged. Take solenoid assemblies apart, the rubber seals in the valve plungers may have turned gummie . Clean the valves, and remove the rubber seals and flip them over.

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    Ginko Mar 13, 2008

    According to your description the solenoids controlling the water valves must be faulty, did you test or change them?

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Have you bought this refrigerator just recently? water cant work when you have the icemaker enabled which means that the dispensers path is being blocked by ice created by your icemaker...

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TRY CHANGING THE SENSORS, iF NOTHING WORKS OUT WITH THIS ALSO TRY TO CHANGE THE cONTOL PCB OF THE REFERIGERATOR LOGIC CONTROLS.

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