I have an Amana side by side and the ice maker and water dispensor stopped working. I replaced the water valve and get water at the valve outlet but not at the door. I checked and replaced the filter and when it filled I got water at the door. I put everything together but it stopped working again. If I remove the filter and drain it it will refill and the water at the door works. If I wait and try it again it does not work. I pushed on the small metal valve button at the filter and get water but again it only works the first time and then stops. Could the valve at the filter assembly be bad?
ANSWER Hello Gerry,
I would first suspect the water reservoir being frozen. Try removing the bottom drawer and putting in a hair dryer for 10 to 15 minutes and see if it will dispense water. If the ice maker water is filtered also, this will correct it also. I have also gotten restricted water filters out of the box, so if you have a filter bypass plug, you can try that.
The water valve is out of the question because if it works to fill the filter, it should allow water pressure to pass through the dispenser also. Let us know if we can assist further.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Thursday, July 26, 2012