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Whirlpool GD5NHAXMB00 The 2 solenoids on the back of the unit that split the water to the door and the ice maker

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  • dt222 Feb 09, 2009

    I changed to water valve that has the two lines going out. One to the ice maker and the other to the water dispenser. The ice maker works great, water flows to it, but the water dispenser doesn't get any water. Is there something in the front panel that needs to be replaced and how do I get the front panel off without breaking it?

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And these would be automatic, driven by the controls on the front panel, right?

is it the case that the solenoids need to be turned manually?

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