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Water stopped coming out of the dispenser

Went to get water this morning and the water dispenser does not give me water anymore. I hear the motor running when I hit the button. Nothing comes out. I ordered a replacement catridge. Would that be a catridge that would cause that? Can I test without the cartridge? I have a Kenmore 74252 with the water in the upper left corner of the fridge. Any help would be appreciated.

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  • Dan DeCarlo Dec 27, 2006

    I figured out what the issue was. I had the temp turned up a little to high and the water froze in the lines. It was only a touch over the recommened line. I turned it back down waited a little while and I could hear the water moving throught he ice. I had also changed the filter first and that wasn't it, obviously.


  • minnie46 Mar 01, 2008

    First of all ice and water dispenser stopped working.We had to have our water heater replaced and both started working again great well that was 4 days ago well this morning they both stopped again can you please help.

  • gemania Dec 06, 2008

    I have the same problem.I changed filter and then let the water run for some time and thought i had gotten rid of all the air lock. In the morning i went to get water and I can hear the motor .It dispenses ice  but no water.



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Your filter would have to be VERY dirty and fully plugged up for that to happen along with no ice maker production too. Did you happen to move the frige recently where the line in the back is kinked closed? Any recent plumbing work could have put debris in the line and plugged the screen on the solenoid valve. Simplest test is to pull the frige out and see if you have water from the wall valve. If you disconnect the line at the frige and turn the wall valve back on you should have water flow of course (clean without debris). It may be that the line is frozen up also, that means leaving the unit off for a day to see if the line will defrost. If the solenoid valve is working you would hear the loud "click" of the valve.

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I also have the same Kenmore 74252 and my water dispenser also stopped working. There are no kinks in the line, it has not moved. No recent plumbing. Town water so I seriously doubt debris is in the line. Like Deca, I also can hear the motor run when I press the button, but not a drop of water comes. I'd like to find out from Deca if he found a solution but I dont see a way to contact him.

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