Why is My Refrigerator Water Dispenser Not Working?

Is the water dispenser on your refrigerator not working? If so, you can try to repair the issue on your own or call Victory Indio Appliance Repair for refrigerator repair Indio, Califronia.

There are many reasons for a water dispenser in a kitchen refrigerator to not work anymore. Again, some reasons might sound a little strange. However, something as obvious as an off switch on the refrigerator has been the reason in some instances. Be sure to check the more obvious potential issues prior to proceeding with complicated refrigerator repair. Let’s start to cover this appliance repair issue and see all of the reasons we can cite for a broken water dispenser.

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

Refrigerator Installation Issues

You just installed a brand new refrigerator with a water dispenser, but it’s not dispensing water. The water dispenser must be connected to the home’s water line. That might be the reason for the issue.

If the brand new refrigerator is replacing an older refrigerator that did not have a water dispenser or ice maker, there’s a chance that you don’t have a functioning water line near this area. A water line is usually run from underneath a house either in a crawl space or basement. You can acquire this type of water line at nearly any home repair store and they’re very simple for even the typical homeowner to install. Typically they have include a built-in water shut-off valve, which is necessary so that if you should need to relocate the refrigerator, you can turn off the water.

If you have an attached water line, is the valve turned on? The valve handle needs to be lined up with the hose. And, is there water running through the pipe you have installed to connect the water line? Simple and common questions, but things that need to be accounted for.

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

Once the water line is hooked up, most of the time there’s air in the water 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 can “expire”, clog or get frozen. All filters are dependent on your model and brand of refrigerator. If your filter is clogged it can cause slow filling or no flowing period. It’s recommended that your filter is replaced every 6 months. Changing filters in a refrigerator can be challenging. If you have problems, go online or call us and learn the proper process to change a filter.

One recommendation is to fill up the water filter with water prior to installing it. Typically the water filters can take a long time to fill up, which might lead you to believe that the water dispenser is not working. You should read the directions if nothing is working. To be sure it is not air trapped in the lines, we recommend to depress the dispenser arm for about 5 minutes.

A frozen water tank could be the source of the problem as well in some refrigerators. If the water tank freezes it will leak onto the food bins. Minimal food inside of the fresh food bins can cause freezing to happen.