GE refrigerator water and ice dispenser not working. As summer approaches, you hate to think about it, but you want to be prepared in the event that your GE refrigerator isn’t functioning as it should.
Before making any immediate changes, troubleshoot these common problems and the steps which can provide a solution:
GE refrigerator water and ice dispenser not working
Do you have a GE refrigerator that does not dispense water or ice? Check out what could be causing the problem before you call for help.
The door switch has no continuity
When the refrigerator door is open, the dispenser will not work. If you find that it isn’t working, test by using a multimeter to see if continuity is detected through the door switch when it’s activated.
If there isn’t continuity, then a new door switch needs to be installed.
The dispenser system is not working
A control board may be the component. The dispenser system controls many of the machine’s functions. If only one part isn’t working properly, it’s likely a defective component.
In this case, identify the component that is malfunctioning and test it individually before testing the entire dispenser control board system.
However, if you find that no components are working as expected when using your machine, then it is most likely due to an issue with the dispenser system’s control board as opposed to an individual component being faulty or broken.
Defective dispenser switch
If a dispenser doesn’t work, there can be a number of causes. First, check to confirm that power is supplied to the dispenser. Next, you should test the dispenser switches for continuity with a multimeter to ensure they are functioning properly.
If one of the switches doesn’t have continuity, it could be because it has burned out. In this case, you’ll want to replace the defective switch.
Faulty Main Control Board
It is possible that the main control board is defective. Replace the main control board after checking all dispenser components for faults. In the event that repairs are not feasible, replace the board.
Water filter clogged
If you haven’t changed your filter in 6 months, your refrigerator might be working harder to produce ice. If the filter light is on, this can be an indication that it’s time to change the filter.
Sometimes clogs occur if water passes through the filter too quickly or if there is not enough water entering the system. In these cases, try changing the filter and resetting the dispenser.
Hold down the dispenser for several minutes since air might be stuck in the line, allowing the tank to fill with water again. If the dispenser delivers water but only produces a trickle of ice, try resetting it again.
Having a frozen water line or tank
In the event that your refrigerator’s water tubing or reservoir freezes, you won’t be able to access any of the ice maker features on your fridge.
However, even if the ice maker is not producing fresh new cubes, it is likely that you will still be able to use some of the previously made cubes for your drinking and cooking needs.
In the case that you suspect(ed), your GE refrigerator water line is frozen at home, it’s recommended to check out the owner’s manual first and see what recommended settings they recommend.
These recommendations are typically based on certain types of temperatures so when updating these settings make sure you do so accordingly.
If you previously set them very cold (too far below 32°F) give it another 24 hours for the setpoint temperature to adjust according to a more realistic recommended setting for comfortable refrigerator operation at an adequate temperature range.