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I am getting water to the fridge but not to the ice maker or water dispenser. though both are trying to cycle and pump.

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Hi and welcome to FixYa. I am Kelly. The symtom you describe would initially make me think the water inlet valve is clogged with debris. However.. since you did not mention a model number... there are units that have an internal water filter in them. A clogged / full of debris water filter will also cause this symptom. Most units with water filters have the filter located in the lower left front grille or in the fresh food compartment. If you would provide a model number I could go much more in depth as to what you could do. Once you provide a MAKE and MODEL number I will gladly assist you at that time.

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Most fridges don't need a motor to run in order to dispense water. A simple on / off solenoid on the water line (same for the ice maker) that makes a click when changing from off to on and on to off is usually all anyone hears (the ice maker makes rumbling sounds and you can hear ice falling into the bin - too).

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This is list of refrigerator problems, which is normally faced in refrigerator.
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