Thanks very much for your advice. We will need to empty the fridge and pull it out from the alcove where it rests at present. We will need to do that tomorrow as it is quite a job and after that I will get back to you.
I will check the water solenoid although my own feeling is that it could be the micro switch. However I will email you again once I have taken things further. Thanks again.
I have now moved the fridge from the position it has enjoyed for many years. I am looking at the back of the unit and looking to finding the water inlet solenoid valve. This is 1135 on Image 5. My problem is I cannot see where on the back of the fridge 1135 might be. What part should I remove to access this are. I would assume it is down low on the right hand side of the back. I will try this and revert to you.
I have found the water line and probably the water inlet valve but there is a morasse of wires and pipes and I simply do not feel comfortable pulling out wires and trying to fix the problem in that way. In explanation I am lying on my back looking into a very dusty hole where there are lots of pipes and wires.
My own thought is that it is the micro switch at the front which used to have a nice spring effect when water was sought but which now is not bouncing back in the way it was. However taking off the front panel would appear to be even more of a nightmare.