Why is My Refrigerator Water Dispenser Not Working?

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Is the water dispenser on your refrigerator not working? If so, you can attempt to solve the problem on your own or call Triumph Appliance Repair for refrigerator repair White Plains, New York.

There are many reasons for a water dispenser in a kitchen refrigerator to not work anymore. Again, some suggestions are going to sound a bit crazy. However, something as simple as an on/off switch has been the culprit before. Be sure to review the more obvious potential issues prior to proceeding with refrigerator repair. Let’s start to cover this appliance repair problem and see what reasons we can come up with for a broken water dispenser on a refrigerator.

The reason for a broken water dispenser is typically an installation error, a filter issue or frozen water tubes:

New Refrigerator Installation Problems

You just purchased a new refrigerator with a water dispenser, but it’s broken. The water dispenser has to be hooked up to the water line. That might be the problem.

If the new refrigerator is replacing an older refrigerator that didn’t feature an ice maker or water dispenser, there’s a possibility that you do not have a water line running to this area of the kitchen. Most of the time a water line is usually run from under a house either in a crawl space or basement. You can get this line at nearly any home repair store and they’re very simple for even the typical homeowner to install. Usually they have include a built-in water shut-off valve, which is necessary so that if you ever need to relocate the refrigerator, you can turn off the water.

If there’s a connected water line, is the valve on? The valve handle needs to be lined up with the hose. And, is water going through the pipe that you have installed to connect the water line? Obvious and common questions, but items that need to be accounted for.

If you had to remove the doors during installation the water dispenser isn’t plugged in. Read the owner’s manual to find the wire harness for the particular model of refrigerator. Ensure that it’s plugged into the refrigerator.

When the water line is connected, most of the time there is air in the line. So, lifting and lowering the dispenser lever to get the air out is necessary.
Filter Issues

On some household models, there are different filters. These filters might “expire”, clog or freeze. All of the filters are dependent on your style and brand of refrigerator. If your filter is blocked it will cause slow filling or no flowing period. It is recommended that your filter should be changed every 6 months. Replacing filters can be challenging. If you run into hiccups, go online and learn the right method to change a filter.

One idea is to fill the water filter with water prior to installation. A lot of time the water filters can take a long amount of time to fill up, which might lead you to assume the water dispenser isn’t working. You will want to read the directions if all else fails. To ensure it is not air caught in the water lines, depress the dispenser lever for around 5 minutes.

A frozen water tank might also be the source of the issue as well in some refrigerators. If the water tank freezes it will leak onto the fresh food bins. Small amounts of food in the fresh food bins could cause freezing to occur.


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