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Maytag side by side water dispenser no flow


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#1 nowater

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Posted 01 August 2005 - 02:03 PM

I have a Maytag side by side with water dispenser and icemaker. The water dispenser is a problem.

When the water supply is first connected to the fridge, the dispenser works fine and the chilled water supply is OK. Then after some usage (varies) the water dispenser stops supplying water. I have found that the water dispenser will only work again if I crack the pipe connection at the supply isolating valve and try again.

Could it be an airlock or similar that prevents the solenoid valves opening and allowing water to flow?

Any suggestions of things that I could try would be appreciated and ideally a solution to fix this problem would be great

 

thanks

 

Phil


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Posted 04 August 2005 - 02:17 PM

This sounds like a case of valve fatigue. Since solenoids are electromechanical devices, they are subject to both electrical and mechanical failure modes. Valve fatigue is a situation where the valve works properly when cool, but as it's used, it heats up and the piston no longer functions correctly. The solution, in this case, is to replace the valve.




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