Having trouble with your ice maker? Or maybe your water dispenser is running slow? There might might not actually be a problem with either, directly anyway. Often times the source of the problem is the Water Inlet Valve. This one little valve has a lot of control when it comes to what makes it through your refrigerator’s water lines, and when there’s a problem it can stop your dispenser and ice maker in their tracks which is why we’ve made it our Pick of the Week.
Dishwashers are great. They save us the time and effort of having to wash dishes by hand, and can even save you money by using less water especially when it comes to newer models. But have you ever wondered just how your dishwasher gets your dishes so clean? Two very important players in the cleaning process are our product picks this week – the Pump & Motor.
It is time to get familiar with your appliance! If your Samsung front load or top load washer is displaying the error fault codes 4E or NF, it is important to find out what is going on with your washer. Generally, these error codes mean that you washer is having an issue detecting water.
NF and 4E = No Water Feed = Washer Not Filling
Look for these codes on your control panel display. These indicate that there is something preventing your washer from receiving water into the water inlet valve.
Leaks in your kitchen do not always come from your sink or dishwasher. Truth is, your refrigerator can be leaking from 5 different areas. This issue should be addressed immediately especially if the leak has reached the floor – and we’ll tell you why. Water on your kitchen floor is a slipping hazard and can put anyone at risk of experiencing electric shock who comes in contact with water and electrical outlets.
Since there are different brands and types of refrigerators, these trouble shooting tips will address the various problems your refrigerator may be experiencing. Consulting your manufacturer’s refrigerator manual will serve as a tool in fixing your appliance.
If your ice maker isn’t working properly, ice cubes are super small or it’s not making ice at all, there’s no need to immediately think you need a new one. Here are a few do-it-yourself methods you can do at home before calling a repairman or going to the store.
- Water Supply Line: make sure that the water supply line is receiving water to make the ice.
- Check the Fill Tube to see if it’s frozen. If your fill tube is frozen, this is usually caused by ice that has backed up. An indication would be smaller ice cubes than normal that keep getting smaller.
- Check the water line: The water line is found entering the back of the freezer. The water shut-off valve is located behind the refrigerator or under the sink. Turn this off, unscrew the copper line, turn on the valve and see if water pours out.
- Check the tap valve: the tap valve connects the ice maker’s water supply to the water pipe. A bad tap valve will cause problems between where the ice maker’s supply tube and the water pipe connect.
- Check the solenoid: It’s possible that the solenoid may be broken or not receiving power. Make sure the refrigerator is unplugged, and then flush out the sediment screen with water.
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