GE fridge on-door water dispenser power failure


We have a 4 year old GE fridge ( model number GSS25JFMBWW ). This is a two door model with a water/ice dispender on the freezer section door. We have been having intermittent problems with the water/ice dispenser not working. Initially it looked like it was a water pipe problem. But for some time we are not getting any indicator light on the dispenser. Normally there is a green light showing the selection of ice/water/crushed ice. Now there is no light and if the release handle of the dispenser is pressed, there is no activity. Some time back we had seen the light come back and the unit work for a little while. It has been dead for few weeks now.
What is the best way to troubleshoot this? I can start with the water supply system and see if it is clogged anywhere. But why is the electrical section not working? If the water line is clogged, is the water supply valve going to cause some fuse to blow? The rest of the fridge seems to be working fine.
I opened up the back once. I can see the water supply valve there. What is the best way to check if it is getting power and whether the valve is still working?
Thanks for all your suggestions.
-Dipu
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
I can't say for GE, but I have a Fridgidaire, and I was able to go to their website and download detailed documentation on my refrigerator.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com wrote:

Does the freezer compartment light turn on and off when you activate the freezer door switch? I don't think the dispenser panel gets any electricity unless the door switch indicates the door is closed.
Jerry
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
jerry snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com wrote:

I checked the freezer compartment light switch. It is working ok. Also the light on the icemaker inside the freezer side is on. So there is power coming to the freezer section, just not to the door. Actually we saw the indicator light on the door come one for couple of hours day before yesterday evening. Now it is back to dead.
-Dipankar
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.