Question about GE Profile Arctica 25.4 Cubic Feet Side-By-Side Refrigerator With Dispenser PSS25MGMWW

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Water flow in dispenser in door is slow. I've had this refrigerator for 5 years and have not had problems until now. I just change the filter, and that did not correct the problem. There doesn't appear to be a problem with the water line going into the refrigerator. How can I increase the water pressure again in the water dispenser?

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Probably calcium build-up in the water valve. If you can get to the valve, see if you can take the water line off and put a little Calcium/Lime/Rust (CLR or a similar product) in it. If you've got one of those syringes like you inject spices into meat and turkey, that would do the trick. You might also try an eye-dropper. BE SURE to flush the line throughly after you put the tubing back together. For safety's sake, flush it twice as long as you think you have to.

That should do the trick. If not, you may want to remove the valve and see if there is a calcium build up there. It's the 'bottleneck' of the water flow system, and I'm betting that's where the blockage that's slowing the water flow is. Worst case scenerio, buy a new water valve.

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