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Kitchenaid refrigerator dispenser not working

I recently replaced the icemaker, water valve, and water filter as my refrigerator (Kitchenaid KSPB25FKSS00) was not producing any ice. I am now getting ice but nothing will come out of the dispenser (water or ice). Even the light bulb won't light up! I removed the light bulb and tested it --it checked out OK. Is there a switch that could've gone bad on the dispenser?

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Possible bad switch, but that would only control onr of the features, sounds like your have an power supply issue to the entire door assy , check the incoming waire s eiterh on top or bottom of door hinge, look for broken/unplugged wire harness

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In a most of cases if the filter were clogged it would affect BOTH the icemaker and the in door water dispenser,its never a bad idea to replace espically if they is a foul odor or taste in the ice or water. The water valve on the back is going to the most likely problem if the in door dispenser works yet the icemaker does not,a lot of times when the water valve is bad when its supposed to be fully closed cutting all water flow into icemaker it stays open a wee bit allowing water to seep through it causing the hose that connects to it ,running up the back wall into the icemaker to freeze up at the top where the tube enters into the freezer,that tube needs to be thawed, and to prevent it from freezing in the future the water valve needs to be replaced.

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