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Changed filter and now water flow is limited

Chnagedlimited hanged the filter and as I tried to dispense water (to flush out filter), water flow was less and less until it stopped. It starts again after I don't press the dispenser for a few seconds, but then it stops again. I opened the fridge and checked the water filter and it almost sounds like there it isn't on tight. I have taken the filter off and on a few times and even put the old one back on but the water flow is not changing. Pulled fridge to make sure hoses aren't kinked and I cant seem to get the water flowing.

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If the water shutoff valve has a seal like a faucet instead of a saddle valve it's possible a piece of it has broken off and is partially blocking the water line to the fridge. Check the line to see if you can see it or disconnect the line at the inlet to see if the filter screen is plugged.

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SOURCE: water dispenser not dispensing

water line or water tank is frozen intermittantly

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SOURCE: water dispenser wont shut off

Something from the filter went into the dispensor valve and is holding it open. You can try to backflush it with a can of air by disconnecting the filter pushing open the valve while holding the can straw tightly while discharging it. You could also backflush it with water.

Posted on Jan 12, 2009

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SOURCE: Low flow from water dispenser

If there is a filter on the unit, change it. If not, then sounds like the screen is clogging up. You will need to pull the unit out and remove the water supply line and take off the adaptor to access the filter screen and clean it...

Posted on May 15, 2009

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SOURCE: Amana Refridgerator won't dispense water or make ice.

  • Hi: You did your homework and checked everything. You said you checked the water flow to the refrigerator, and it was fine. Although what you described sounds like no or low water flow to the solenoid. I'm referring to the valve the water line is connected to. When they "rattle" it means there is not enough or no water pressure keep them open. These valves usually have a gravel filter. As you say it's a scratch and dent. The filter may clogged with gravel, or mildew (as it sat unused as a scratch and dent for who knows how long.) You sound handy. Before I replace that valve I would remove it and look where the inlet water is attached. Usually there is a screen behind a cap you will have to unscrew the size of an garden hose cap. See if there is a screen that can be cleaned. I'll lind the Sears parts direct page to you with the part no. #10 on the diagram. http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/getSubComp.pd?modelNumber=AFD2535DEB&productCategoryId=0161000&brandId=1268&modelName=AMANA-REFRIGERATOR&diagramPageId=00012&componentDescription=CABINET BACK&documentId=M0705005&backToLink=Return to Sub Components list The clogged screen would make the valve vibrate like you described. I hope this helps, Jeff

Posted on Jun 26, 2009

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SOURCE: Water dispenser slow flow after filter change

I had the same problem when switching to Pur filters. There are two curved wedges inside the end that hold the filter away from its connection. It turned out that they were just a little to short, putting the end of the filter to close to the connection, and that's all it took to restrict the water flow. I went to the hardware store and found a thin plastic washer that would add some space (it was for a faucet diverter of some kind, thinner than a dime). It added just enough space for good water flow. Another benefit was it helped stop the icemaker line from freezing. A simpler solution might be to make sure to get factory-original filters.

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Step 2
Press the eject button to release the filter from the base grille.

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Pull the filter straight out.

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Align the ridge on the cap with the arrow on the new filter and
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Remove the protective covers from the O-rings. Be sure the O-rings are still in place after the covers are removed.

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Push the filter into the base grille. The eject button will pop back out when the filter is fully engaged.

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Flush the water system. Use a sturdy cup or glass. Depress and hold the
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