Why is My Refrigerator Water Dispenser Not Working?

Is the water dispenser on your refrigerator broken? If so, you can try to solve the problem by yourself or call CRT Appliance Repair for refrigerator repair Middletown, New Jersey.

There are many reasons for the water dispenser in a refrigerator to not work. Again, some of the reasons are going to sound a bit crazy. However, something as simple as a power switch on the refrigerator has been the culprit before. Be sure to check the obvious potential problems prior to proceeding with refrigerator repair. Let’s begin to cover this appliance repair issue and see what solutions we can cite for a broken water dispenser.

The reason for a water dispenser not working is typically an installation problem, a filter issue or frozen water tubes:

Refrigerator Installation Issues

You just installed a brand new refrigerator with a water dispenser, but it is broken. The water dispenser must be hooked up to the water line. That might be the issue.

If your new refrigerator is replacing an old refrigerator that did not include an ice maker or water dispenser, there is a possibility that you don’t have a water line near this area. A water line is usually run from under the house either in a crawl space or basement. You can purchase this line at nearly any hardware store and they are pretty simple for even the average homeowner to install. Usually they have a a built-in water shut-off valve, which is necessary so that if you ever need to move the refrigerator, you can turn 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? Simple and questions, but items that need to be accounted for.

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

Once the water line is hooked up, most of the time there is air in the water line. So, engaging and disengaging the dispenser lever to get the air out of it is necessary.
Filter Problems

On some models, there are different filters. These filters could “expire”, clog or get frozen. All of the filters are dependent on your model and type of refrigerator. If the filter is blocked it can cause slow filling or no flowing at all. It’s recommended that your filter should be replaced every 6 months. Changing filters can be difficult. If you have problems, go online and find the right method to change a filter.

One suggestion is to fill up the filter with water prior to installing it. A lot of time the water filters will need a long amount of time to fill up, which might cause you to think the water dispenser isn’t working right. You will want to read the directions if all else fails. To ensure it is not air caught in the lines, we recommend to depress the dispenser lever for around 5 minutes.

A frozen water tank could be the reason for the issue as well in some models. If the water tank freezes it will leak onto the fresh food bins. Minimal food in the fresh food bins might cause freezing.

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