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Water dispenser starts running when freezer door closed

When I close the freezer door, the water dispenser starts running spilling water on the floor. It is unpredictable and happens about half the time I close the freezer door. To get it to stop I push the water dispenser lever several times.

I don't use the water dispenser anyway - is there a way I can shut off the water supply? I'm afraid one of these days its going to just start running on its own.

Thanks

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  • umbata Apr 21, 2008

    Is the electrical connector on the water value at the back of the fridge?

  • umbata Apr 22, 2008

    Seems to work. Thanks.



    Was probably a matter of time before it started spilling on my hardwood floor!!

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If you wich to disable the despenser for water in the door just unplug the electrial connector on the water valve it has 2 selenoids on it one is for water in the door it has the largest plastic line under the selenoid
just unplug the connector to that selenoid
you will still have ice and it will despense through the door

Posted on Apr 20, 2008

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