Why is My Refrigerator Water Dispenser Not Working?

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Is the water dispenser on your refrigerator not dispensing water? If not, you can attempt to repair the problem by yourself or call Lynn Appliance Repair for professional refrigerator repair California.

There are several reasons for the water dispenser in a kitchen refrigerator to stop working. Again, some of the suggestions are going to sound a little strange. However, something as obvious as an on/off switch has been the cause in the past. Be sure to inspect the more obvious potential issues before proceeding with refrigerator repair. Let’s start to cover this appliance repair problem and see what reasons we can reference for a broken water dispenser on a refrigerator.

The cause of a water dispenser not dispensing is usually an installation issue, a filter problem or frozen water tubes:

New Refrigerator Installation Problems

You just installed a brand new refrigerator with a water dispenser, but it is not dispensing water. The water dispenser must be hooked up to the home’s water line. That could be the reason for the problem.

If the brand new refrigerator is replacing a prior refrigerator that didn’t have a water dispenser or ice maker, there is a possibility that you do not have a water line running to this area of the kitchen. A water line is usually run from underneath a home either in a crawl space or basement. You can acquire this type of water line at just about any home repair store and they’re pretty easy for even the typical homeowner to install. Typically they have a a built-in water shut-off valve, which is important so that if you should 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 in line with the hose. And, is water running through the pipe you have installed to connect the water line? Simple and common questions, but items that have to be confirmed.

If you removed the refrigerator doors during installation the water dispenser may not be plugged in. Read the manual to find the wire harness for the particular model of refrigerator. Be sure that it is plugged into the refrigerator.

If the water is connected, usually there is air in the water line. So, lifting and lowering the water dispenser lever to get the air out of it is needed.
Filter Problems

On some of the household models, there are different filters. These filters can “expire”, clog or become frozen. All filters are dependent on the style and type of refrigerator. If the filter is clogged it might cause slow filling or no flowing period. It’s recommended that your filter should be changed every 6 months. Replacing filters can be hard sometimes. If you have issues, go online and learn the proper process to replace a filter.

One idea is to fill up the filter with water before installing it. Typically the water filters will take a long time to fill, which could cause you to believe that the water dispenser on the refrigerator isn’t working right. You should read the manual if nothing is working. To ensure it is not air caught in the lines, depress the dispenser arm for around 5 minutes.

A frozen water tank might be the source of the issue as well on some models. If the water tank is frozen it will begin to leak onto the fresh food bins. Low amounts of food inside of the fresh food bins can cause freezing.