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We have a Whirlpool Side by side fridge with water & ice dispensor. It has stopped making ice. We have gone through the troubleshooting guide and even emptied it and turn it off for several hours to see if it had just frozen up, with no success. Do you have any other suggestions before we call a service person? Could it just need the filter changed and if so where can we get one. The model # is WFK-S21. Thanks for your time.

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It could be your optics...or your water valve not getting water to ice maker.. Water filter would affect your water dispenser also if it was clogged..

Hope that helps

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SOURCE: Amana Side-by-Side Fridge Model SBD21VPSE

If there is a reset button on your ice maker try pushing it. Many ice makers have two holes for reset. A general rule of thumb is if the ice maker fingers are stopped in a slightly vertical position then your ice maker unit is working. If the fingers are stopped anywhere else then it needs some sort of attention or replaced. Make sure there is water, or ice in the ice maker tray, if not then the problem is with water supply.

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SOURCE: freezer does not make ice

You need to check and see if ice maker has any water init. if not check the fill tube that goes thru the back wall for stoppage while you have it out rin the maker thru a harvest mode and listen for the sounds of the solonoid opening. If tube is full you'll need to replace the slow leaking valve a common problem. for parts call 704-819-6557

Posted on Mar 14, 2009

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SOURCE: GE side by side refrigerator: water/ice dispensor

I bought a brand new smartwater replacement filter and after a very short time, my water stopped coming through the door.. took out the new replacement filter and inserted a brand new one .. problem solved.. apparently some of the g.e. smartwater filter replacement cartridges don't have the high enough two plastic inserts which are attached to them at the top of the filter when you screw them on... if you have taken your cartridge in and out a few times, i think it wears down the plastic so it doesn't fit properly and won't put up whatever it is supposed to push up to make the water come through.. I personally think this is a g.e. problem with the replacement filters...

Posted on Mar 16, 2009

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SOURCE: my water dispenser suddenly has stopped working.

Yes, it could be the water filter. Also check to make sure the water is turned on and that any lines to the refrigerator aren't kinked or crushed somewhere. It's also possible that you will not be making any ice as well if your appliance has an ice maker

Posted on Apr 06, 2009

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SOURCE: GE Eterna side by side fridge Model ESS2SLGMAWW

I've got the same problem...have de-thawed everything, (this was how we fixed it before) and still can't get water to dispense. Guess another 75 bucks service call...urgggg...

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For exact information, you need to provide the model. Many Whirlpool appliance manuals are available here: http://www.whirlpool.com/custserv/index.jsp . Type in the model in the Manuals & Literature box.

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