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Amana refridgerator i live in harvey, la... after katrina i had to replace my refridgerator. i bought an amana bottom freezer fridge... so far the fan that blows air to the refridgerator has gone out... it was covered under warranty since it was just past the time and the repair man said they used cheap plastic fans from the factory at that time... now the water has stopped in the dispencer and the ice maker... i replaced the filter... which i didn't think was the problem... and as it turns out...it isn't... seems the pump that moves water is either bad or clogged... where is the pump...i have not pulled out the fridge to search for it yet and is it easy to get the part??? any help would be greatly appreciated... this refridgerater is less than 3 yrs old.....thanks... kirk

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  • kmdovie Apr 26, 2008

    it looks as if the valve is bad... i was not able to remove the tubing from the valve but checking the voltage ... when you press the despenser button... the voltage goes to 121 on one side... the other side does nothing... i will order the valve and hopefully figure out how to replace the tubing on it....thanks... i really appreciate this... kirk

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Water valve is in the rear on the right side at the bottom
unbolt it from the ref frame and pull it outward remove the hoses the white plastic ones place a pan under the valve and depress the qater in the door paddle if water comes out of the valve then it is good if no water out of the valve verify the voltage to the valve if 120 to the valve then replace the valve
if no voltage problem lies in the wiring harness or the despensor mech. has a problem

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Feel free contact me again!
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