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Old 05-01-2012, 02:38 PM  
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Thankx for the update!

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Hello Jeff. My problem started happening again. I know that my water filter needs changing right about now, is it possible that something in the flow from the filter can cause the switch to stay on? I can't believe i have a bad switch again. I still have good ice flow, but never changed the dispenser, maybe i will do that also?



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Flowing full or just dribbling?
Flowing full and I would think something has happened to the micro-switch. If dribbling the tired filter may cause low water pressure and the fill valve cannot 100% close/shut off.


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lower flow coming out during dispensing as well as for the few seconds of flow after removing a glass. I think i will try the filter first.

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Sounds like a good idea!

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Default another problem with water dispenser

OK, so here i am 2 years later and having a problem with the dispenser again.
I have a Hotpoint HSM25GFTA SA and here is the issue...
I swapped in a new water filter last week. Since then after getting water out of the dispenser(which with this new filter seems to be low flow) but after removing a cup from under the filler water keeps flowing for a little while(5 to 10 seconds). I tried to reseat the filter last week and it did not fix the problem. Today i tried to remove the filter and insert the dummy plug just to see if it was the low pressure on the filter causing the problem. When i took the filter out, water was flowing out of the filter connector(i thought that in the past the water flow stops when the filter was removed). So now i have water constantly flowing out of the filter attachment. So i pulled the fridge out and unplugged it...water still flowing, so i shut off the supply line. Does this sound like it is a Valve issue?

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Switch is being mechanically overstressed?
Now a valve problem which happens to have the same symptom?

To tip the 50-50 odds in this case you need to measure the voltage to the valve or the current through the switch, whichever is easier.

What a hassle. If this were a car there'd be a Technical Service Bulletin out on this problem.

"For any two correlated events, A and B, the following relationships are possible:

A causes B;
B causes A;
A and B are consequences of a common cause, but do not cause each other;
There is no connection between A and B; the correlation [which is implied by having the same symptom] is coincidental."

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WOW!....with water flowing and the unit unplugged.....certainly -sounds- like the fill valve was/is sticking mechanically open


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