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No water from dispenser

I verified that water is coming in at the source. When I removed the water line from the back it spit as if pressure was coming from inside the refrigerator - seems like a clog somewhere.

I also replaced the filter thinking that may have been clogged, but that didn't make a difference.

Any help would be appreciated!

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Remove the crispers, youl find a water tank. chances are its frozen, somtimes thers a fitting right there to disconnect and try. IF not, it discharges from the left side of tank.Hold a hair dryer on that goose neck top portion of tank for a few minutes. water shloud start flowin now. if thats the case:::::

Order and install Water Reservoir Anti-Freeze Kit PN W10177505. Follow the instructions supplied with the kit.

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