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Good evening, okay so this started to flush out and then the flow stopped ?
Yes, Though even before we changed the cartridge/filter the flow was working about 95% of the time. Once I put a new cartridge in, the flow worked on and off for a day or two, then stopped entirely. As soon as I change out a cartridge, I flush out the carbon from the new filter (as per instructions), but only got about 1/2 gallon out before it stopped.
Okay, I will get out a hair dryer and see what happens. I had thought of that, but had not tried it (yet). Will get back to you soon.
Well, got the water line nice and warm! Still no sign of flow. We keep our frig a medium temp (fyi) and never have things freezing in the frig section. Anyway, no signs of flow at all. Our tubing is not clear/clean because of the carbon that is waiting to be flushed out, yet I also see no air bubbles there.
Maybe it is the water valve shown in the other photo?? I saw that at the back when I had pulled off the cardboard type material. Did double check to be sure the electrical contacts were firm (they are). Only baffled as to how flow gets to the ice maker, but not to the water dispenser at the door.
Should mention, about the exact same time, the motor running the ice dispenser also stopped working. But it is a minor concern, easy to open the door to get ice. Still we like using the filtered water....
Okay, the line uncoupled at the base of the freezer door resulted in about a tablespooons worth of water coming out. Then squeezing and playing with the coil of tubing in the fridge, I could see the water moving in the open tube and got a few more drops out, but no more than that.
Will now check the back of the fridge. Not sure I have the right type of volt meter, but maybe. Should it vibrate even if it is not working/broken?
An update - no success yet.....
1. the plastic hose at the front - uncoupled, it did drip out some water; a few tablespoons. Also when you shake the tubing inside the frig, you can see water moving at the open end of the tube when uncoupled.
2. My voltage meter is pretty much worthless. Got no consistent readings.
3. Ordered the part - the valve you sent me the link for. Just in the past hour am done installing it. No difficulties. Yes, it does vibrate when the ice maker demands more water - BUT, no flow still to the door water dispenser. Took out the new filter cartridge, re-installed it - still no flow.
4. Now I wonder could it be this part that is the problem??
The Micro Switch, part # 324439 which is behind the water dispenser in the door panel. Link: http://www.partselect.com/PS324439-Whirlpool-2162361-Micro-Switch.htm?SourceCode=1&SearchTerm=KSBP25FKSS00&ModelNum=KSBP25FKSS00
So - do I get a volt meter first to test the new part? or order the Micro Switch?