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    Default GE Water Dispenser Tube Clogged

    I have a 3 year old GE SS refrig. The ice maker works fine, but the water dispenser isn't working. I disconnected the tube going into the freezer door, pressed the dispenser lever and no water flowed so I replaced the water valve in back. Now water flows to the freezer door connector, but not through to the dispenser.

    I thought maybe that ice had clogged the line so I used a hair dryer to try and melt it -- no luck. I tried shooting compressed air in the line, but no luck.

    Here is my question: Does the tube go straight to the spigot or is there something else there like another valve, another filter or a reservoir?

    If not, the tube must be clogged with something. Any ideas? How do I get access to it?

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    Whats the model# of your refrigerator?

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    Default Model #

    The model number is GSS25SGPA SS

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    Thanks,

    No, you don't have an extra valve in your freezer door on your model.

    I would just keep drying the hair dryer, it make take awhile to defrost, but you will eventually get it.

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    Red face Bad to worse

    Thanks Jake,

    I applied the hair dryer directly to the spigot. Two bad things happened; 1) now the trip switch (dispenser switch lever) doesn't work - no water, no ice, no soleniod opening the valve sound, nothing. I must have overheated it. and 2) the hair dryer stopped. By the way, the tube is still clogged.

    I guess I should have taken the door apart and gone at the tube from the inside.

    How do I access the trip switch and the tube from the inside?

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    Here is a part diagram of your freezer door assembly:
    http://www3.sears.com/imaging/ImageP...&titleID=00001

    #93 just snaps off, then you can access the switch.

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    Default Thanks -- I got it!!!

    When I got back in there, the switch was OK but the heat had soften and mis-shaped the plastic dispenser level so it wasn't tripping the switch. I reheated it and bent it back.

    Strangely enough, the water is now working as well. I guess the heat did melt through afterall.

    Even though everything is currently working, I think I'll go ahead and replace the plastic parts I had to bend back.

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    Even though everything is currently working, I think I'll go ahead and replace the plastic parts I had to bend back.
    Good idea.

    Glad the water is coming out good again.

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    Default GE Model GSH25SGRB SS; Ice but no water

    Would this thread apply to a GE Refrigerator model #GSH25SGRB SS. Ice maker IS working, however water dispenser in door is NOT. Thanks.

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    Yes, but first check here and read in post#17 about what GE Jim says to do before anything else:
    http://www.applianceblog.com/mainfor...spenser&page=2

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