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LG side by side not dispnesing water (GCL197STF)

It makes and dispenses ice. When the lever for water is pressed I can hear a buzzing sound. Usually I hear water come into the fridge for a split second but nothing is dispensed. I have replaced the 3 way inlet valve without success. I tested the old one by removing hoses one by one. Water pressure was adequate into the valve. It would dispense water at the first solenoid presumably into the filter or tank inside the fridge. But the last solenoid (I assume into the water dispenser) did not dispense water when the lever was pressed. I tried heating the water outlet and around the door with a hair dryer without success. I replaced the filter. it dispenses water out of the filter housing when the filter is removed. it does not dispense water where the 2 hoses meet underneath the freezer door.

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Check voltage at switch to solenoid

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    Luke Miller Mar 20, 2020

    Thanks David.

    I checked voltage at both the water and ice sides of the valve (its a a 3 way valve and I'm not sure which was which although I believe its the purple wires???). Neither got voltage when activating the switch. I double checked by testing the inlet side of the valve and it got 240 volts (Australia) when activated by the water actuator.

    I tested all for resistance and they gave 1347-1349.

    Then I got the control panel off and tested the the micro switch on the water actuator. It read Open until activated, then read 400 ohms.

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SOURCE: My GE side by side refrigerator's water/ice

The dispensor switch may have gone out. I would put the temp back where it was, as this has no bearing on the problem. Hope this helps you! Ella

Posted on Aug 18, 2009

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SOURCE: Hi I have lost my

Hello,

Click the below link for the manual. When the link opens, scroll down a bit, click, "English and the download will proceed.

Do not mind the model number, they are the same thing, just carrying different model numbers with little or no difference.

The fact is the exact manual for LG GCL197STF is not available for download, not even the manufacturers (LG) has it. So you can have the one below as a substitute as they function hand in hand.

http://www.lg.com/uk/support/product/support-product-profile.jsp?customerModelCode=GCL217LGNA&initialTab=documents&targetPage=support-product-profile#

Regards.

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