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The water padal will not shut off water. when you pull the glass away water is still running out. the fridge is only a year old. how can i fix this

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  • wasmussen Jul 13, 2008

    The switch that the paddle touchs can be seen under the top part of the inside cover. The paddle pushes against this switch and water then is released through the tube and fills up the cup or glass with water. However what ever stops the water (once the switch is released by the paddle seems to not be working) Is this a washer that might turn off or plug up the waterway to stop the water? I need to know how to get the outside vanity cover off of the door to get to the water and ice dispensors and switches?

  • gstrong Sep 27, 2008

    I am having the same problem. I believe the switch is sticking.

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This may still be under woranty check with sears / the padal makes contact with a micro swich and the switch enerjizes the water solinoid at the water line inlet . this solinoid may be sticking open as well. if you unplug the fridge and the water still runs its likely the water valve. if the water shuts off when you unplug the fridge it'll be the micro switch.. good luck

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