What part will fix our water dispenser so that it dispenses the water in Our GE Refridgerator door? We have tried a new main control board which it still would not dispense water. Water line going to door, I disconnected water supply under refridgerator, set the door for water, pressed the water dispenser button, water comes out of the water line to the door. I hooked line back up to door pressed the water dispense button and it will not dispense water out of door.
Answer CSpencer, Based on your post description, a couple of things to check or try. It sounds like the water line in the door is frozen. Check for "cold" spots or condensation or frost on the hinge side of the door panel, and on the freezer door inner liner. Disconnect the water line at the hinge connection, open the freezer door to at least 90 degrees, and leave open for 30 to 45 minutes (you may want to place a small container or towel under the end of the water tube(you may want to cover the freezer compartment opening with a blanket or turn the refrigerator off) Attach the water lines together and check for water from the dispenser, if it dispenses, you will want to reset the freezer temperature a couple of degrees warmer, and check to make sure there are no air leaks at the dispenser housing, dispenser flapper or door seals.
My freezer door light is very dim. What is the problem?
Answer Hello Jacques,
If the dispenser light is dim you would want to check to make sure you are getting proper voltage (12vdc) to the socket. If you are getting proper voltage you may need to replace bulb WR02X12208. If you are not getting proper voltage then you would need to replace dispenser control board WR55X10562. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
The water Dispenser does not work. A technician has added a factory heating device to the nozzle where the water is dispensed and inserted a warmed probe onto thinking it was an icing problem. Very short time fix, less than 12 hours. The filter was changed and actuator on the back side works well. There are no problems with the ice maker. What do you recommend? Thanks for your assistance.
Answer Hello Harry,
Believe it or not, the most common cause of this issue is actually the water reservoir in the bottom of the fresh food section freezing. The cause of this is the fresh food section being set too warm. I know this sounds like I've either lost my mind or I'm just blowing hot air, but if you think about how the unit actually operates, it makes perfect sense. First of all, the water reservoir is in the bottom of the fresh food section. Thinking logically, cold air is heavier than warm air, so this is where the cold air will settle when the fan isn't circulating the air around and mixing the air temperatures. Secondly, if the unit is set too warm, the fan doesn't kick on often enough to mix the air temperatures. This is a big issue since the air return is located down there next to the reservoir. This means when the fan isn't running, the cold air from the freezer compartment is able to migrate back into the bottom of the fresh food section. The answer is a simple one.
First, use a hair dryer to thaw the reservoir so the water can dispense again. Once this is done, set the freezer compartment to one setting warmer and set the fresh food compartment to one setting colder. Even though this seems backwards, it will correct the issue. Let us know if this isn't the case so we can help you to further investigate the source of the issue.