Whirlpool fridge does not dispense h2o

poster54

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Joined
May 30, 2011
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Location
Tyler,Tx
Model Number
ED5FHEXMB00
Brand
Whirlpool
Age
6-10 years
The water in my side by side stopped working.The ice maker/dispenser works fine.For a while, the water dispenser would work if you depressed it a little harder.I have replaced the water filter.I don't hear any noise like it is trying to work. I did remove the front kick plate to disconnect the quick connect, but was unable to disconnect it in fear that I may break it.
 

Jake

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McMullen Valley, Arizona
The most common issue when this happens on your model is the bracket support plastic switch pins break, thus no water.

You would need to unsnap(use a flathead screwdriver in the 2 little slots underneath the bottom frame piece to unsnap it) your front dispenser frame#21 here:
http://c.searspartsdirect.com/lis_pn...1180-00008.png
Then look at your support bracket#15 to see if the little plastic pins are broken that hold your ice and water dispenser switches in place#14.

Here is the one for your model, in case you need to order it:
Manufacturer part number 2180226 is RepairClinic item number 449582
2180226

Jake
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