The dispenser on my refrigerator will not stop dispensing water. The tab appears to be stuck. So I pressed the button that locks the dispenser in order to stop the flow, but whenever I unlock it the flow continues. What should I do?
We just had this problem and we fixed it by peeling off the soft rubber covering (the part you press the glass against)and then putting it back on. There is a plastic tab beneath that could get stuck if the rubber part gets an air pocket or bent out of shape. This took 2 minutes and worked like a charm.
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I have found that my ice maker makes ice, but i can not dispense, water or ice, control board good, micro switch good only thing left is reversing solenoid. i have just ordered one once i replace it ill get back to you
Dirt in body of icemaker water supply valve. OR. Ice maker timer stuck when it selected "add water to icemaker. The first solution is simple, change icemaker water filter and disassimble valve to clean. The second is simple, buy a new icemaker.
Either the paddle for the ice/water dispenser is stuck or you have a bad microswitch behind the dispenser.
To stop the ice/water from dispensing open the freezer door and press or hold the child lock button down. Once the unit is in child lock mode you can shut the door without energizing the dispenser.
Another option is to remove the upper freezer door hinge cover and disconnect the wire connector up there. This will remove voltage from the dispenser as well. Then either replace the paddle or switch. Sometimes the paddles/switches will get stuck because of splash up from ice dropping in sugary drinks.
The water line is freezing in the door due to deteriorated insulation. The only fix I have found to work on my fridge was to defrost the inside door with a blow dryer. Then place a weedeater replacement line (the orange 10" or so size you find at Lowes' or Home Depot) up through the dispenser nozzle, If the line only travels about 3-4 inches up the nozzle, then ice is still in the tube. Blow dry it until you are able to get water to dispense. After the tube is ice-free, place the weedeater line up throuth the dispenser nozzle leaving about 1/8" sticking out. The dispenser will still work with the line stuck in it. The dispenser will probably freeze again in about 8 hours, But all you need to do each time this happens is to pull the weedeater line out, dispense the water to unclog the ice, and place the weedeater line back in the nozzle. I have been using this method for about a week now and it works great. My GE Side-by-side is also 4 years old and this seems to be a problem with all of them. There is a part you can order to fix the problem, but I have heard it may not work.
We had a problem with the water/ice dispenser on our 5-year-old LG SxS Refrigerator (LRSC 26930TT).In a panic to stop the water flow, the rubber activator boot was pulled off.The dispenser stopped once the button attached to the back of the boot was removed.Nothing was physically broken (i.e., parts intact) but the challenge was to get things (especially the boot) back in place.The key for me was to use patience:researched Internet for pointers (not too helpful), looked for schematics (even less fruitful) and exhaustively examined the panel on refrigerator (to help reverse engineer).Okay, here’s how I disassembled and reassembled without breaking any tabs or other pieces.Assuming your unit is similar, the panel is on the freezer door on the left side.You can lock the dispenser (using panel button) to preclude undesired water/ice while working.Note: the outer bezel (edge of panel) is secured by screws and should not be messed with. The main panel has tabs on all four sides.I used three screwdrivers (small to average in size) to pry the panel off.Pry the main panel working through the seam between the bezel and panel.Work your way around starting from the lower left or upper left corner.Each side of the panel has 3 or 4 tabs.Methodically work your way around using moderate force to pop the tabs loose.Once the panel is loose, you’ll need to disconnect the electrical connector at the upper left.The plug comes off and reattaches easily…don’t pull on the wires, use the plastic connector itself.Wiggle the panel free.Now you can get to the back of the boot retention bezel…the ultimate goal.Carefully push the bezel’s securing tabs (x3) through the panel and reattach the rubber boot.I used needle nose pliers to carefully pull each rubber nib through their applicable hole on the bezel.Now leave the boot/bezel assembly to the side—it’s the last step to reassembly.Note how the main panel tabs fit into their receiving slots/flanges.Reattach the electrical connector, snaps right on, and maneuver center of panel into recessed area, around ice chute/water nozzle.Slide the right and bottom sides on first—flanges, not slots for tabs—then align remainder of panel.Using moderate force, pop (punch) the remaining tabs back into their respective slots.The main panel will seat over the bezel.Now align and snap boot/bezel back into place.Finis!(No guarantees, but this procedure worked like a charm for me.)