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Water dispenser makes noise

When I get a glass of water from the water dispenser, the amount of water will suddenly decrease by about 25% and there will be a whistling sound, which comes from the water filter. I have replaced the filter and still have the problem.

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Sounds like your problem is a drop in water pressure on the water department side. is your facuets good? have water company come out (should be no charge if city water) and put a pressure gauge on outside of house.

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