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Water dispenser getting slower and slower and at this point, you have to hold a glass under the dispenser for about 5 minutes just to fill up your glass with water. How do I fix this? Thanks

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    water dispenser on my frigidaire refridgerator is running very slow. How can I fix that?

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Check water filter.

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Good Morning atgltd,

So I understand that your water dispenser continues to release water for several minutes after pouring a glass of water and that it also randomly dispenses water. It sounds like something could be going on with either the dispenser module or the water actuator. Give the refrigerator a hard reset. You can do this by either unplugging it or by switching the breaker off that it is connected to. Leave it off for 3-5 minutes. Connect the power back, and if you are still having the same troubles of the dispenser releasing water, I would suggest that you contact a local authorized technician to see what exactly is causing the water to continuously dispense.

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    - A few drops is normal, but you can also prevent water from missing the glass and dripping down the cradle area by moving glass slower when removing it from the cradle.
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