Why is My Refrigerator Water Dispenser Not Working?

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Is the water dispenser on your refrigerator not dispensing water? If not, you can try to solve the problem by yourself or call La Mesa Appliance Repair for refrigerator repair La Mesa, California.

There are many reasons for a water dispenser in a refrigerator to stop working. Again, some of the suggestions might sound a bit crazy. However, something as obvious as an off switch on the refrigerator has been the culprit in some instances. Be sure to check the obvious potential issues prior to moving forward with complicated refrigerator repair. Let’s start to tackle this appliance repair issue and see what causes we can cite for a broken water dispenser on a refrigerator.

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

Refrigerator Installation Problems

You just installed a brand new refrigerator with a water dispenser, but it’s broken. The water dispenser has to be hooked up to the home’s water line. That could be the cause of the issue.

If your brand new refrigerator is replacing a previous refrigerator that didn’t have an ice maker or water dispenser, there is a possibility that you do not have a functioning water line running to this area of the kitchen. A water line is commonly run from under the house either in a crawl space or basement. You can acquire this type of water line at just about any home repair store and they’re pretty simple for even the typical homeowner to install. Typically they have include a water shut-off valve, which is necessary so that if you ever need to relocate the refrigerator, you can turn off the water.

If there’s a water line, is the valve turned on? The valve handle should be in line with the hose. And, is water going through the pipe you have installed to connect the water line? Obvious and basic questions, but items that need to be confirmed.

If you had to remove the refrigerator doors during installation the water dispenser is not plugged in. Read the manual to see the wire harness for the particular refrigerator. Ensure that it is plugged into the refrigerator.

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

On some popular models, there are various filters. These filters could “expire”, clog or freeze. All filters are based on the style and type of refrigerator. If the filter is blocked it might cause slow filling or no flowing period. It is suggested that your filter is changed every 6 months. Replacing filters in a refrigerator can be challenging. If you run into issues, go online and find 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 amount of time to fill, which could lead you to think that the water dispenser is not working right. You will want to read the directions if nothing is working. To be sure it’s not air caught in the lines, we recommend to depress the dispenser arm for around 5 minutes.

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