Question about Frigidaire FRS3R5EMB Side by Side Refrigerator

1 Answer

Water Dispenser Problem

Replaced water filter with wrong type...thought the refrig was newer...put 2000 model filter in...should have been prior to 1999 model....didn't work...put correct filter in now....problem is I must unscrew the filter cover after not using the water for a few hours....then it works ok......If I use the water least once a hour or works ok....also, the filter cover is very hard to unscrew....never had to use two hands before, but must do so now...what can I do to fix?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 44 Answers
Re: Water Dispenser Problem

Hello, Sounds like you have a couple of problems. First I think that the particular filter you are working with is the WFCB and the WF1CB? Either should work without a problem. Is your water pressure low? Is it above 30psi? I would look at those issues and if that does not do it I would replace the filter. The cover issue is due to the o-ring drying out. The o-ring needs to be lubricated and this will allow the housing to unscrew much easier. Go to your locale appliance parts dealer or other outlet and ask for the right lubricant for the o-ring. Should use a sillicone grease designed for this application as this will work the best. Good Luck! Dr. Know

Posted on Dec 23, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have a Kenmore side x side. I have changed the water filter and now water is coming from the water spout when water is needed to make ice. Just prior to changing the filter I noticed water coming from...

Sounds like the dual water inlet valve on the back where the water supply is connected, has gone bad and is leaking across to the other side. It may also put water into the ice maker when you use your dispenser.

Jan 13, 2011 | Kenmore 44103 Side by Side Refrigerator

2 Answers

The water dispenser stopped dispensing.

At the bottom of the freezer door ( remove the kick plate ) , there will be a water line . Follow this line , about 6 " to a connector . Push in on the white ring and pull out the line , at the same time . Activate the water dispensor pad and see if water flows from the line under the refrig . If it does , then the line in the door is frozen . Either raise the freezer temp for several days , so the line in the door will thaw , turn on the dispensor light for several hours , or , I have heard using an air tank will blow the ice out of the line in the door . If no water comes from the line under the refrig , while activating the pad , then replace the water valve , behind the refrig , the piece the wall water line connects to on the refrig .
If the water line in the door is frozen , GE has a dispensor heater which comes with instructions to install . Pt # WR49X10173 .

May 21, 2010 | Hotpoint HSS25GFP Side by Side...

2 Answers

Water dispenser keeps freezing GE Refrigerator

If this is a newer model GE side by side refrigerator, this is not uncommon. what you can do to check to see what is going wrong, remove the toe plate at the bottom front of the unit. Under the freezer door, you will see a white plastic water line, with an inline connector about 4-5" from where the line comes out the bottom of the door. this is normally a blue push-in type connector. On this connector, you will see two white sleeves on either side, push in on this sleeve while pulling the corresponding water line section out of the connector, if you squeeze the sleeve enough, the water line will slip right out. Place a towel on the floor, make sure both ends are on top of towel. Now, breifly actuate your water dispenser trigger, see if water comes out the exposed water line. If water comes out, your entire water dispenser system is OK, but, the water line in the freezer door is frozen, in which case the only way to melt it, is to turn the unit off, open the freezer door, and blow a fan for a few hours, to melt the ice INSIDE the door. You could also buy a new door, but that is very costly.
If no water comes out the exposed water line, then either your water filter is clogged, or you have a bad water valve solenoid

Feb 14, 2010 | GE (PSS26MSRSS) Side by Side Refrigerator

1 Answer

GE Refig. water does't dispense

adjust tempt of fresh food side it may be to cold and freezing veg/ and water line .. **** ..

Jan 19, 2010 | GE GSH25KGMWW Side by Side Refrigerator

1 Answer

We just replaced the water dispenser doesn't work.

Looks like water is frozen in the tank .Unplug refrige from wall socket ,leave freezer and food compartment doors open at least 12 hours to melt frozen tank..

Jan 18, 2010 | Kenmore 73502 / 73504 / 73509 Bottom...

1 Answer

Water dispenser doesnt work, ice dispenser works fine

1) remove the tubing connector behind refrig kickplate . Press for water . If no water comes from tube under refrig , then possibly frozen tank but probably not . Probably bad water inlet valve . ( tank is in the lower potrion of the refrig section behind the crispers ) .
2) if water does shoot out , then your freezer door is frozen which requires leaving door open and tapeing light switch closed and tape plastic around freezer section opening so fridge will continue to operate normally . Thawing freezer door could take a day or 2 . 3) You can plug the hoses back togather and walk by occasionally pressing water untill comes out . Lower your freezer temperature setting also ( could be set for too cold)

Jul 19, 2009 | GE GSH25JSSS

1 Answer

Water Dispenser not working

I removed the water filter overnight and then replaced and reset filter setting over the dispenser. I then waited a little while and then tried the dispenser and water began to flow out normally.

Apr 08, 2009 | GE GSS25LGM Side by Side Refrigerator

1 Answer

Water dispenser freezing on viking refrig

One thing that can cause this s the removal of the styrofoam block that surrounds the water reservoir. A lot of people think this is just for shipping but it is necessary to prevent the water freezing.

If it is missing it ill need to be replaced.

Jan 31, 2009 | Viking DFSB483 Side by Side Refrigerator

3 Answers

GE GSS25SGRE side by side water dispenser...

The same thing happened to me. If you pull the refrigerator out and remove the large silver panel, you will see the water lines on the left. The line going to the ice maker was fine, but the line going to the water dispenser was split. You may have the same issue.

Jan 30, 2009 | GE (PSS26MSRSS) Side by Side Refrigerator

2 Answers

Replaced GE SmartWater filter in my GE refrig and water wil l not flow thru it,why?

We replaced the water line to the refriderature. It was plugged by a coroded copper sleve.

Apr 23, 2008 | GE Profile 26.6 cu. ft. Side-by-Side...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Frigidaire FRS3R5EMB Side by Side Refrigerator Logo

Related Topics:

102 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Frigidaire Refrigerators Experts

John Tripp
John Tripp

Level 3 Expert

4625 Answers


Level 3 Expert

4342 Answers

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8147 Answers

Are you a Frigidaire Refrigerator Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides