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Old 04-23-2012, 06:43 AM  
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Default Hotpoint Side by Side Water Dispenser running constantly

Hello. I have a Hotpoint side by side HSM25GFTA SA with a water dispenser problem. When you push in to dispense water it works, but when you remove the cup water keeps flowing. When this happened i panicked and tried the switch in and out a couple times and it did not stop, until i pushed the White dispenser tube(somehow pushing the tube stopped the flow). This happened several times and almost always pushing up on the white tube stops it. Any ideas what part I should change? The icemaker works fine when the setting is pressed to ICE.

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When this happened i panicked and tried the switch in and out a couple times and it did not stop, until i pushed the White dispenser tube(somehow pushing the tube stopped the flow). This happened several times and almost always pushing up on the white tube stops it.
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When you push in to dispense water it works, but when you remove the cup water keeps flowing
Often a sticky micro switch or broken mechanism in the dispensor...


Micro switch Manufacturer Number WR23X10224

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=tDQ0X1LRhpg


Funnel ice display Manufacturer Number WR17X11267

Would have to be investigated.
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Default picture of white tube

I have attached a picture of the white tube i was referring to. Is that a part of the switch or dispenser mechanism?
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That is the water line that comes out for the chilled water....nothing attached to it, but that funnel is right be side it and the funnel is what ativates the micro switch.

Would have to be investigated.
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OK, I ordered the micro switch, i will try that first. The funnel also activates the ice dispenser and that is working fine. I will try the switch first and post results back here. Thank you for your help.

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When the flowing is occuring and shouldn't be....Is the water flowing full force or just dribbling?

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Flowing full force until(and i'm not sure what exactly stops the flow) i press the white part or move the flapper in and out several times. Not sure what exactly stops the flow.

Jeff. I see you are from my hometown, i live in florida now but originally from Burlington and Hamilton.

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That would indicate the fill valve was being power when it shouldn't be....definetly a good idea to check that switch and such!

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Yupper....eh

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OK Thanks. Since i have the switch on order i will work with that first. Thanks again

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That was the problem. Thanks for all your help.



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