I have a Whirlpool side-by-side which has the ice bucket on the freezer door, right above the ice and water dispenser. Until recently, there was a person in my house who used a lot of ice, and the water dispenser never had a problem. This person decided not to like ice anymore (?!), so the ice bucket was always full, and the water dispenser would randomly stop working.
After some detective work, I figured out the water line was frozen, and the only way to get it to unfreeze was to dump all the ice, so that the ice maker would try to pump water again, which helps defrost the water line. So now every night I have to go dump the ice bucket. Whenever I forget to do that, the water dispenser would stop working the day after.
Any advice on how to fix this permanently?