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Ice maker freezing .. Dispenser frozen

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Not sure exactly what you mean by the ice maker freezing, ice makers are suppose to freeze. But if you are referring to the ice maker not being able to harvest the ice since it is frozen in there to tight, then the heater that is on the bottom of the ice maker has failed and you will need to replace the ice maker.
Here is a link to the new ice maker.

Posted on Oct 15, 2012

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SOURCE: water dispenser not working ice maker is fine

The refrigerator has a dual water valve. The water dispenser side of the valve may be defective, but, my experience has shown the problem to be in the water reservoir, located in the bottom of the fresh food section, which, might be frozen or the water line through the freezer door is frozen. Scenario #1: Remove the kick panel, disconnect the water line from the fitting. Have someone depress the water actuator, while, holding a cup to collect any water which may come through the line. If water comes through the tube. The problem is a frozen water line in the door. My best advice for this problem is to remove any frozen goods from the door. Take a piece of cardboard and seal the freezer section of the refrigerator with any kind of tape. Make sure you tape the door switch in the closed position, so, the refrigerator will continue it's normal operation. The frozen goods will remain frozen and the fresh food section will be okay. Leave the freezer door open. You might want to put a towel under the door. The water line will thaw. It might take 15 minutes. It might take 3 hours. Periodically check the water dispenser operation. When the water flows remove the cardboard. Scenario # 2:if, after disconnecting the water line and depressing the water actuator there is not water. The reservoir is frozen. Use a hair dryer to that the reservoir. You will have to remove at least a couple of crisper drawers to perform this action. The cause of a reservoir freeze is too little stuff in the drawers or too low a temp in the crisper drawer area.

Posted on Jun 18, 2009

Anonymous

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SOURCE: GE GSH22SGRE - water dispenser not working but ice cube maker working fine

I fixed mine by leaving the light on the dispenser on. It took about 6 hrs, but the little heat from the light bulb was enough to defrost the water line.

Posted on Jan 07, 2008

David Coomer

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SOURCE: GE GSH22SGRE - water dispenser not working but ice cube maker working fine

check the water valve on the back of the ref. it sends water to the ice maker and water in the door one can work and the other one not

Posted on Apr 30, 2008

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SOURCE: GE GSH22SGRE - water dispenser not working but ice cube maker working fine

I just used the hair dryer and it worked the water is flowing again out of the dispenser

Posted on Dec 19, 2008

Anonymous

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SOURCE: water dispenser not working but ice maker does

The water line freezes inside the freezer door. There is now an add-on water line heater you can install to thaw the line.

Posted on May 22, 2009

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