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FIXED FFHS2611LBK Frigidaire pushing water out of dispenser when calling for icemaker refill (video)

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sapoho

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I decided I should start my own thread about this.

Same as the older thread, every time the icemaker calls for water, water comes out of the dispenser.
I have replaced the diode and the water inlet to no avail. The last couple years, we just plugged up the water dispenser line so we could at least get ice.

What else could be causing this? Could one of the green/yellow/brown connections be backwards?
Color me frustrated... the place where the fridge is located is a massive pain to get out, then I find out the parts that solve this issue 99% of the time didn't work for me. :(

Secondary issue, It also started making a loud noise when the ice tray fills after I replaced the water filter a few days ago - It didn't make this sound prior to filter replacement. Could a filter cause this loud noise or did I unearth some other issue the old restrictive filter hid?

[video=youtube_share;CDlLt77xGXE]https://youtu.be/CDlLt77xGXE[/video]
 
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I bypassed the filter altogether (added a "jumper tube" from the to-filter line to the filter return line), and the icemaker is still loud when it calls for water, but not as bad as the video (none of the whining, but still a fairly loud consistant whirrrrrrrrrr).

I'm about to push this thing off a cliff. :wall:

Perhaps this noise won't seem as bad once pushed back against the wall...

And of course, it's still squirting water out of the dispenser if I don't plug it up when the tray is filled for ice.

[video=youtube_share;39Mq6NeJ4wo]https://youtu.be/39Mq6NeJ4wo[/video]
 
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Jake

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What's the part number of the diode kit you replaced?

Was it making that noise before or after you replaced the water inlet valve?

Here's the water inlet valve for your model:
Water Inlet Valve 242252702


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No, there was no noise before. The noise started after I replaced the filter (before I did any other work on the unit).
I replaced the water inlet with the part you listed, 242252702.
And the diode kit was part #5303918287.
I had someone else suggest the controls at the dispenser door could be at fault?

Earlier, I unplugged the yellow connector, which I believe is the water dispenser. With this disconnected, I am still getting water out of the dispenser (along with a loud noise that doesn't happen when the connection is plugged in) as well as when the ice maker calls for water. This kind of makes me wonder if one of my new parts could be faulty, or if both of them could be? What are the odds? (With my luck, pretty darn high, sadly).
Is there any test or suggestions you can offer for me to try?
 

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Ok! So as a last-ditch effort, I cut the diode out and reconnected it using wire nuts instead. This solved ALL the problems. I guess the crimp connections didn't have a good enough connection, causing the valves to malfunction. I even reconnected the lines to the filter, and all is well. Water through the door and into the ice maker is silent, and nothing is dripping or shooting out when it shouldn't be.
The only real mystery is why the filter change caused the horrible loud noise when it didn't exist before.
Thanks!
 

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Ok! So as a last-ditch effort, I cut the diode out and reconnected it using wire nuts instead. This solved ALL the problems. I guess the crimp connections didn't have a good enough connection, causing the valves to malfunction
Excellent, I was thinking that diode kit should've fixed it, and yes it's always best to use wire nuts and the NOT crimp connectors.:)


The only real mystery is why the filter change caused the horrible loud noise when it didn't exist before.
Yes, that is a good question.

Glad you're back in business.:)

Thanks for the update!

Jake
 
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