GE Refrigerator Side by Side..no water after changing water filter?

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Old 03-21-15, 01:29 PM
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GE Refrigerator Side by Side..no water after changing water filter?

Hi..I changed my water filter & since then I am getting no water? Before changing the filter I had no problems. Has anyone else had this issue & does anyone know of any fixes? thanks

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Old 03-21-15, 01:34 PM
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The filter holds a lot of water. It could take a while for it to be filled and delivering water.
 
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Old 03-21-15, 03:26 PM
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Hi PJmax.....I changed the filter yesterday evening & ever since that time I have not had any water coming from the glass refill spout & also the ice maker is not getting any water. I tried unplugging & replugging the electricity & turning the water supply off & then on & removing the filter & replacing the filter with the plug that came with the fridge but no luck so far.
 
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Old 03-22-15, 12:57 PM
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You would need to hold a glass under the water fill and demand water to purge the line and fill the filter.
 
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Old 03-22-15, 01:34 PM
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But he tried the bypass plug with no joy as well. Shouldn't take much time for water, even if the lines were drained.

Dom, are you hearing the solenoid valve click when you call for water at the dispenser? You didn't happen to turn off the supply valve when you swapped the filter did you? I don't think that's needed as long as there's no call for water.
 
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Thanks for everyones replies. I found the issue. At the suggestion from another DIY forum I removed the new water filter & looked at the top of the neck that the filter fits over & there is a plastic tab that gets depressed when either the filter or plug is installed. That plastic tab when depressed, allows the water to flow. It appears that part of this plastic tab has broken off so now when I install either the plug or filter, the tab does not get depressed enough to allow the water to flow. I have googled & found the part I need to fix the issue. The site even has a video showing how to do the install.

GE WR17X20860 Water Filter Head and Tube Assembly - AppliancePartsPros.com
 
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Old 03-23-15, 10:54 PM
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Thanks for stopping back.

I had missed the part where you said you tried the plug in place of the filter.
 
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