Is your refrigerator dispensing slow or even no water at all? We have some quick tips to help you determine where the problem is located, and how you can troubleshoot it.
Things to check:
First, it is possible that if your refrigerator has just been recently installed in your home, the water reservoir may need to be filled to it’s full capacity. To do this, press the water dispenser down for approximately three minutes to fill the water reservoir.
If your refrigerator is only recently starting to have water dispensing problems, check to make sure there are no issues with the water valve (usually a saddle valve) in the wall and that it is completely open to allow a full flow of water into your refrigerator.
It is also possible that the water line behind the refrigerator is bent, kinked or has been frozen inside your fridge, which could cause a blockage in the flow of water
Another issue may be that you have a clogged water filter, which would be the cause of slow to no water coming out of the dispenser. Water filters need to be changed approximately every six months, so if you feel that it has been six months or longer since you last changed your filter, a quick change could be the solution to your problem.
If you hear a humming or clicking noise and no water is coming from the dispenser when in use, it is possible that the switch in your dispenser is to blame. Check your manufacturer installation instructions to see if you are able to troubleshoot the valve or switches in the dispenser.
If you are unsure if your water dispenser is slow, the average dispenser takes about eight seconds to fill an eight ounce glass of water.
Warning: When troubleshooting a water dispenser issue with your refrigerator, disconnect power and turn off the water supply for safety reasons.
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