Frigidaire FRS26ZRG, water line bursted a year ago + disconnected.
Reconnected a new line 3days ago.
ice maker works?? small pocket of air in midle of ice cube.
very slow flow of water thru door dispenser.
removed water filter, same results
check water line from wall, good flow.
The elbow connector at the door is leaking drops of water + need to be replaced.
Is there a inlet filter or screen filter that might be clogged??
any suggestions are welcome??
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Re: slow water flow
Dadcanfix. There are two possibilities here. One could be the water valve itself, clogged or not seating or opening properly. The second would be the water tank on the refrigerator side, partially frozen. I believe they have a kit now with coiled tubing that replaces that tank because of the trouble they had with it. Remove the refer drawers and take a hair dryer and go over the tank lightly. See if that improves the water flow. Catriver..post back.
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Can you add water to the ice maker from tap water, Allow the water to freeze and if the ice maker drops the ice into the ice bin and then does not refill with water will point to your as the problem=> 218658000 Water Inlet Valve
When an ice
maker is producing ice poorly--when it produces just a few cubes or
none, or when the cubes are too small--it's usually because of a
clogged water line or a defective water inlet valve.
check the water line attached to the back of the refrigerator for good
water flow. To do that, first turn off the water supply valve. Then
remove the water line from the back of the refrigerator. Next, place
the water line into a bucket and momentarily turn the water valve back
on to test the flow. If the flow is poor, you need to repair, clean, or
replace the tubing or the shut-off valve that supplies the water. If
the flow is good, you may have to replace the water inlet valv
The reason your fill tube to the ice maker is freezing up time and time again is
simply the valve, or valves (water valves) that dispense water to the door and ice maker. It most likely always is the ice maker side because it is always
harvesting ice and it gets used the most. The only way to stop this is to
replace the water valves almost always located in the rear of the Refrigerator
with the supply line coming off the wall the valves with one or two electric
plugs that energize the solenoid type valve when unit calls for water. Tired of
getting out the hair dryer and melting the ice that plugs up the fill tube? This
is the only solution. Some of the time is because lime, or other deposits in the
water will not allow the plunger to rest in the complete closed position. When
the valve is energized for the amount of time needed it lifts the plunger
allowing water to flow through. Then when it goes back down to the closed
position it has a small gap that causes water to seep through. There you have
it! It's fixed! Unplug unit before replacing valves.If you have a double valve
system make sure your lines go back to the original spot. Some of them have a
1/4" line with plastic compression fitting for the ice maker and a 3/8" for the
water at the door. Some have both 1/4" compression fittings coming out like
"Amana" so once again, make sure to get all lines back to the same position.
Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly. Most water flow problems that are common to both the ice maker and water dispenser are either a supply volume or filter problem. Since you already have replaced the filter that points directly to a supply volume problem. Water connections for refrigerators are often connected by using a saddle valve on the side of a water pipe. The saddle valves have a rubber gasket that is clamped to the side of the pipe to prevent leakage. The gasket over time can swell due to being clamped or plumbing debris can block the small hole that ports water to the refrigerator water supply.
Here is what I recommend. Disconnect the water line where it connects to the back of your unit. If you have the press in type connection (no visible fittings) at the water inlet valve I recommend you get a brass compression coupling and cut the plastic line vs pulling the plastic line out of the water valve. Install the coupling on the plastic line so you will have a connection to check the flow rate.
The incoming flow rate should be the same as the water dispenser flow rate. If the incoming flow rate is faster then the problem is with the refrigerator internal plastic tubing. Most of the time when this discrepancy appears it will be in the door hinge area that the tubing is flattened causing a restriction in water flow. Since you are having both ice maker and water dispenser problems... your problem most likely is strictly water supply line related. Correct the water supply problem.
the ice maker slows as the tempt in freezer gets warmer . icw cream get softer ect . ck for ice build up in back of freezer and the evap fan motor may be running to slow causing poor air flow . ck these first . mm
It would depend on the age of the refrigerator whether repair is economical. If the refrigerator is under ten years old repair it. If it is over ten years old you have to consider how much life is remaining for the refrigerator. Burnt smell source must be located because that is the key to your problem. It could be a simple matter of replacing the switch in the door.