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1997 Kitchenaid Freezer/fridge model KSFS20QE ice dispenser will not shut off & continues to dispense and only stops if I open the freezer door. Unplugging it a few minutes made no difference.

Additionally the light that used to only turn on quite brightly when ice or water was dispensed, has remained in the on quite bright position. THIS HAS BEEN FIXED BY TAKING COVER OFF AND ICE DISPENSER ASSEMBLY and cleaning it all really well. Once put back together, all worked beautifully.

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SOURCE: Frost buildup on ice/water dispenser

Is the trap door flap closing properly where the ice comes through the door? If open, warm air would be coming in frosting and maybe iceing things up

Posted on Aug 28, 2007

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SOURCE: Water and Ice Dispenser shorts Fridge

call ge there is a replacement program for the 05-06 sxs motherboard issue call 800-386-1215 to see if your machine is one of the machines in this program you will need the serial number of the ref before you call

Posted on Jun 13, 2008

Anonymous

SOURCE: Kitchenaid refrigerator in door water/ice dispensor

Look here.
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Posted on Aug 02, 2008

Anonymous

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SOURCE: Amana Side-by-Side Fridge Model SBD21VPSE

If there is a reset button on your ice maker try pushing it. Many ice makers have two holes for reset. A general rule of thumb is if the ice maker fingers are stopped in a slightly vertical position then your ice maker unit is working. If the fingers are stopped anywhere else then it needs some sort of attention or replaced. Make sure there is water, or ice in the ice maker tray, if not then the problem is with water supply.

Posted on Nov 29, 2008

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SOURCE: Water dispenser inside fridge and ice maker in freezer part in bottom both quit working.

There can be many reasons for no water supply. Line feeding the refrigerator is clogged or blocked. The water control valve that turns water to ice maker and dispenser is defective or the water filter located inside your refrigerator is in need of change. I will be here to help you go through the steps. Let me know when you are ready, Thanks, Sea Breeze

Posted on Apr 28, 2009

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