Question about Refrigerators
I have a Whirlpool Gold side by side with the ice dispenser in the door. There is a touch pad you can select how much water to dispense (liter, cup, ounces). The problem is that you can hear several beeps and then the cups and ounces light both light up at the same time and you cannot operate the buttons while this is going on. Also the display window that shows the amount of water dispensed shows a bunch of symbols and numbers. Thanks for your help in advance.
if you lift out the ice bucket you will see the "gear" that turns the auger. The gear is metal but the part on the bucket is plastic and this can become stripped out. Also check that there is not ice frozen around the bottom of the bucket where an ice cube may have lodged the chute door partially open and melted some of the ice in the bottom creating a blockage.
Posted on Nov 11, 2008
When you push the button, the CLICK you hear when the water flows is the Water delivery solenoid opening to let water thru, then snapping shut when U R done. The Spring is weak (prob wrong type, size, strength at factory) or the valve seal is cracked, torn, hardened or crushed.
Since all this is inside the door, you will either have to take it apart to see/fix/replace.
Quick fix: turn down the water pressure coming in(?)
Call Mr. Handyman to fix.
If under warranty - they might fix this for you for free
If this is a factory defect, there might be a recall in place for repair/replacement parts
Googlee both - Make/Model + Dripping Valve + Recall
Posted on Jan 17, 2009
The auger motor and coupling in the rear may be frozen and won't turn.
Remove the ice bin.
Place a screwdriver or similar device in the forks of the auger and twist counterclockwise till it moves. The replace the ice bin and try again.
It will be difficult to move.
If that does not work. Turn off the fridge and use a hair dryer to hrat the auger gear and motor till it frees up.
Posted on Mar 23, 2009
If your water is slowing down the screen on the water valve may be stopped up or the filter (if it has one, when was it last changed?) or line feeding the refrigerator may be stopped up or the water valve its self may not be opening all the way and staying open.
To eliminate 3 of the external problems take the water line off the fridge and run some water into a pan and open and close water like at your kitchen sink and see if the water slows or speeds up noticeably while running into the pan. If so the problem is in the water line. While you have thew line off remove and inspect the water inlet valve screen and replace the hose washer (if so equipped) this brings your problem if you have not found it yet to the inside of the fridge. Usually on the corner of the door hinge the water line makes a turn up to the dispenser inspect it there and see if its twisted or kinked. Also there is a water resiviour inside the fridge look there for the same thing and possibley where food may have been forced agianst the line.
If you still dont find it by now I'D have to know what you did find and where.
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Posted on Apr 20, 2009
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