Why is My Refrigerator Water Dispenser Not Working?

Is the water dispenser on your refrigerator not working? If not, you can attempt to solve the issue on your own or call Gold Appliance Repair for refrigerator repair Glendale, California.

There are several reasons for the water dispenser in a kitchen refrigerator to not work anymore. Again, some reasons could sound a bit crazy. However, something as simple as a power switch has been the culprit in some instances. Be sure to review the more obvious potential issues prior to moving forward with complicated refrigerator repair. Let’s start to tackle this appliance repair issue and see all of the reasons we can reference for a broken water dispenser on a refrigerator.

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

Refrigerator Installation Issues

You just purchased a brand new refrigerator for your kitchen with a water dispenser, but it is not working. The water dispenser has to be connected to the water line. That could be the cause of the problem.

If your brand new refrigerator is replacing an old refrigerator that did not have an ice maker or water dispenser, there is a possibility that you don’t have a water line running to this area of the kitchen. Most of the time a water line is commonly run from under the house either in a basement or crawl space. You can get this type of water line at nearly any home repair store and they’re pretty simple for even the average homeowner to install. Usually they have come with a water shut-off valve, which is necessary so that if you should need to relocate the refrigerator, you can shut off the water.

If you have a connected water line, is the valve on? The valve handle must be in line with the hose. And, is there water running through the pipe you have used to connect the water line? Obvious and common questions, but items that have to be checked.

If you had to remove the refrigerator doors during installation it is possible the water dispenser may not be plugged in. Check the manual to see the wire harness for the particular model of refrigerator. Ensure that it is plugged into the refrigerator.

Once the water line is connected, most of the time there’s air in the water line. So, engaging and disengaging the water dispenser control on the refrigerator to get the air out is necessary.
Filter Problems

On some models, there are different filters. These filters might “expire”, clog or freeze. All of the filters are based on your model and brand of refrigerator. If your filter is clogged it might cause slow filling or no flowing at all. It’s suggested that your filter be changed every 6 months. Replacing filters can be difficult. If you run into hiccups, go online and learn the right method to replace a filter.

One idea is to fill the filter with water prior to installing it. Typically the water filters need a long amount of time to fill, which might cause you to believe that the water dispenser on the refrigerator isn’t working. You should read the directions if all else fails. To be sure it’s not air trapped in the water lines, depress the dispenser lever for about 5 minutes.

A frozen water tank could be the reason for the issue as well in some refrigerators. If the water tank is frozen it will leak onto the fresh food bins. Limited food inside of the fresh food bins will cause freezing.

ADDITIONAL REFRIGERATOR RESOURCES

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