Why is My Refrigerator Water Dispenser Not Working?

Is the water dispenser on your refrigerator broken? If so, you can try to repair the problem by yourself or call Speedy Chino Appliance Repair for refrigerator repair Chino, California.

There are a lot of reasons for a water dispenser in a kitchen refrigerator to not work anymore. Again, some of the reasons might sound a little strange. However, something as simple as a power switch has been the reason in some instances. Be sure to review the obvious potential problems before proceeding with complicated refrigerator repair. Let’s begin to cover this appliance repair issue and see all of the solutions we can cite for a broken water dispenser on a refrigerator.

The cause of a broken water dispenser is usually an installation issue, a filter failure or frozen water tubes:

Refrigerator Installation Issues

You just bought a new refrigerator for your kitchen with a water dispenser, but it’s not working. The water dispenser must be connected to the home’s water line. That could be the reason for the issue.

If your brand new refrigerator is replacing an old refrigerator that did not include a water dispenser or ice maker, there’s a chance that you do not have a water line near this area of the kitchen. A water line is usually run from underneath a home either in a crawl space or basement. You can get this line at just about any home repair store and they’re pretty simple for the average homeowner to install. Typically they have a a water shut-off valve, which is necessary so that if you ever need to move the refrigerator, you can turn off the water.

If there’s an attached water line, is the valve on? The valve handle needs to be lined up with the hose. And, is there water going through the pipe you have used to connect the water line? Obvious and common questions, but things that need to be checked.

If you had to remove the doors during installation it is possible the water dispenser is not plugged in. Check the manual to find the wire harness for the particular refrigerator. Be sure that it is plugged into the refrigerator.

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

On some of the household refrigerators, there are various filters. These filters could “expire”, clog or get frozen. All filters are dependent on the model and brand of refrigerator. If the filter is clogged it can cause slow filling or no flowing. It’s suggested that your filter be replaced every 6 months. Replacing filters in a refrigerator can be hard sometimes. If you have hiccups, go online or call us and find the right method to replace a filter.

One suggestion is to fill up the water filter with water before installation. Typically the water filters can take a long time to fill, which might cause you to think the water dispenser on the refrigerator is not working. You should read the directions if nothing is working. To be sure it is not air caught in the water lines, we recommend to depress the dispenser arm for about 5 minutes.

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

ADDITIONAL REFRIGERATOR RESOURCES