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Water dispenser not working

Model 596 52673200. The water flow was becoming less and less now no water flows at all. We can hear the motor, but no water flows. We checked the plastic water resevoir at the back of the fridge. It looks fine. We can see water in it.

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Check the water lines for any debris found inside. You may want to check the filter. Other than that it may be a weak motor.

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