Why is My Refrigerator Water Dispenser Not Working?

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Is the water dispenser on your refrigerator not dispensing water? If so, you can try to solve the problem by yourself or call Morris Appliance Repair for professional refrigerator repair CITY, STATE.

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 an off switch has been the reason before. Be sure to inspect the more obvious potential problems prior to moving forward with complicated refrigerator repair. Let’s begin to cover this appliance repair issue and see all of the solutions we can come up with for a broken water dispenser on a refrigerator.

The reason for a broken water dispenser is typically either an installation error, a filter issue or frozen water tubes:

Refrigerator Installation Problems

You just bought a new refrigerator with a water dispenser, but it is not working. The water dispenser must be connected to the water line. That might be the cause of the issue.

If the new refrigerator is replacing a prior refrigerator that didn’t feature an ice maker or water dispenser, there is a chance that you do not have a water line running to this area of the kitchen. A water line is usually run from under a home either in a crawl space or basement. You can acquire this line at nearly any hardware store and they’re very easy for even the typical homeowner to install. Usually they have a a water shut-off valve, which is important so that if you need to relocate the refrigerator, you can shut off the water.

If there’s an attached water line, is the valve on? The valve handle must be in line with the hose. And, is water going through the pipe that 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 the water dispenser may not be plugged in. Check the owner’s manual to find the wire harness for that particular model of refrigerator. Ensure that it’s plugged into the refrigerator.

When the water is hooked up, usually there is air in it. So, engaging and disengaging the dispenser control to get the air out is necessary.
Filter Problems

On some popular refrigerators, there are various filters. These filters might “expire”, clog or freeze. All filters are based on the style and brand of refrigerator. If the filter is blocked it can cause slow filling or no flowing period. It’s recommended that your filter be replaced every 6 months. Changing filters can be difficult. If you have problems, go online or call us and learn the proper process to replace a filter.

One idea is to fill up the filter with water before installing it. A lot of time the water filters can take a long time to fill up, which might lead you to assume that the water dispenser is not working. You should read the owner’s manual if all else fails. To be certain it is not air trapped in the lines, depress the dispenser lever for around 5 minutes.

A frozen water tank could be the source of the problem as well on some models. If the tank freezes it will start to leak onto the food bins. Low amounts of food inside of the fresh food bins could cause freezing.