The water dispenser will occasionally drip about a quarter cup of water.any ideas as to what might be wrong. It seems that when the ice maker calls for water, the water dispenser leaks. Other times it doesn't leak.
Answer Cloyd, There are lots of possibilities, dirty filter, low water pressure or air in the water dispenser system. But based on your information, it's most likely a weak water inlet valve 218832401 and/or a failed diode in the fill valve wire harness 5303918287.If the diode fails, it allows voltage to both solenoids, when the ice maker cycles the fill valce to open, the water dispenser will also be activated and water will drip or run from the dispenser.
I had asked previously about a water valve for my fridge when the problem was only slow water flow from the dispenser. It seems now I have 2 problems. The dispenser flow is still very slow but now the ice maker has quit working completely. No water gets to the ice maker at all. Do I still need the 218832401 part or something else?
You will want to make sure that the water pressure to the refrigerator is good and you will also want to make sure that the water filter for the unit is good. Low water pressure can cause the water valve to not seat properly when closing and can cause the fill tube in the freezer that supplies the icemaker to clog with ice. The water pressure to the unit or the filter can cause this to occur. If the water pressure is good and the filter is good then you would want to replace the water valve 218832401.