How To Fix GE Fridge Not Dispensing Water or Ice

If you’ve ever wondered why your fridge stops dispensing water or ice, then you’re not alone. Many consumers experience this problem over time, and it can be frustrating, to say the least.

But it doesn’t have to be difficult if you understand what might be causing your water to stop dispensing.

My refrigerator has now been out of service for over two weeks because of the problem, which makes me frustrated beyond belief.

I’ve noticed that some of the food in my refrigerator isn’t as cold as it used to be. 

Items like eggs or milk aren’t as cold, and my ice cubes are completely melted before I can finish my drink.

This has been happening more frequently over the past few months and has become an annoyance, to say the least. 

My refrigerator is only 3 years old, so I’m very frustrated with this problem. If you’ve had a similar experience, please check out my other posts on My Causes so that we can fix our refrigerators together.

 It really would be greatly appreciated. Let’s take a look at some common reasons why your fridge may stop dispensing water and how to fix them.

 GE Fridge Not Dispensing Water or Ice

How it works

When you open your fridge, you probably notice that there is not only cold air coming out of your vents but also cool water or ice.

If your fridge isn’t dispensing water, it could be caused by several factors including dirty filters and low temperatures. 

You can test whether or not your refrigerator has a cold enough temperature by putting a glass of ice-cold water in it.

If it melts within a few hours, then you may need to turn up the temperature settings on your thermostat.

 However, if it doesn’t melt at all then chances are good that something else is wrong with your fridge. The first thing you should do if none of these solutions work for you is called an appliance repairman.

Because they will have experience dealing with these types of problems and will know how to fix them quickly and easily.

Common Causes

One of the most common reasons for water dispensing problems is related to temperature.

When your refrigerator is too warm, it can lead to issues with water dispensing and ice production.

Your fridge will typically dispense water within one or two days after a power outage if that’s what’s keeping it from working.

If it hasn’t been out of power for long, your main issue could be a blockage in either line due to sediment build-up.

Whether you have hard water, especially, you may need to clean your filter regularly. If you aren’t sure how to do so, contact a professional for help.


How to fix it

My solution is to just simply turn it off and back on again. I did it for two minutes and my fridge began dispensing again.

The first time I turned it off, it didn’t dispense, but then after about 30 seconds of turning it back on, water started coming out again. 

So if you are having problems with your fridge dispensing water or ice, try turning your refrigerator off and then back on again.

This should fix any problems that you may be having with your ice maker not working properly. 

  • If it doesn’t work, check your filter to make sure that isn’t clogged. 
  • If there is no filter in your refrigerator, you might want to consider getting one because they do help keep water tasting fresh. 
  • You can find filters at most grocery stores and home improvement stores. 
  • Just make sure when buying a filter that it fits in your refrigerator before purchasing one because not all refrigerators have standard-sized filters.
  •  If none of these things work, call an appliance repairman.

Preventing Further Problems

If your water dispenser is no longer dispensing water, it’s likely because of one of two problems:

Either your water filter has blocked or needs to be replaced, or your refrigerant has leaked out.

In most cases, replacing a filter will fix the problem; in some cases, you’ll have to replace and recharge your refrigerant.

Either way, an easy fix—but be sure to call in a professional if you have any concerns about completing these repairs yourself. Regularly clean your fridge’s condenser coils, as they can collect dirt that prevents airflow and makes things worse.

Also read: Ge Ice Maker not Working after Filter Changed Solved 


There are two reasons why water may stop dispensing from your fridge. If you’re not seeing any water appear in your glass or pitcher, there is a problem with either your faucet lines or your fridge itself.

 If water is still dispensing but only warm, then there is likely an issue with one of those faucet lines. Keep reading for my solutions that should fix these problems.