Question about Refrigerators
The water quit working and I replaced the filter. Initially there were some air bursts and water splatters, but then it went to continuously slow; a trickle.
My name is Peter. I am a retired field service refrigeration technician.
The are 2 possible causes:
1.) If both your water dispenser is slow and you are getting small ice cubes then you either have a bad water filter or a water pressure problem. You water shut off valve can deteriorate internally. This is a common problem.
2.) If your ice cubes are of normal size, then either your water solenoid valve is plugged up or the water tank in your fresh food section is partially frozen restricting the flow. I would bet on a bad solenoid valve.
You can Ohm the solenoid which should read '0' if it is good.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You might have calcium deposits in the supply line.You can unscrew the line from the fridge and turn on the water to see if you have good flow. Have a bucket or pan handy. Let it run for a minute. If it checks out ok then the problem might be in the line attached to the fridge. Those usually come off fairly easy. If so take that off and see if its clogged. You can also check the valve where the feed is connected to the main water.
Posted on Apr 18, 2009
Water dispensing solenoid is bad. You need to replace the solenoid valve. This typically is independent of the ice maker.
Posted on Jun 02, 2009
remove the saddle clamp that some idiot put on the supply line under your sink and splice in a real "T" with a real cutoff. hopefully the saddle clamp is past your main valve and not before it or you'll have to turn off all your water first.
Posted on Jun 11, 2009
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Your water line could
be frozen in the door. You can disconnect the line under the unit before it
goes into the door at the bottom hinge. Push the dispenser button and see if it
comes out there. If it does leave the door open
till it thaws. Covering the opening with a blanket will prevent the loss of
cold in the freezer.
disconnect the line to the water dispenser at the water inlet valve on the back where the water supply comes in and try the dispenser. if you hear the valve work but water doesn't come out, the valve is bad. If you don't hear the valve, the dispenser switch is bad. GE makes a heater that will prevent this from happing again. The part number for this heater is WR49X10173.
Posted on Jan 23, 2010
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