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My in door water dispenser takes a long time to let out water after depressing lever. and now it has started dripping water when not in use

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This is the electric solenoid valve. This is what lets the water through when you push the button. After time they do get corroded and slow down and drip. Have it replaced and that should take care of the problem. Hope this helps. Good luck.

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A slow drip in water dispenser


This sounds like a sticking solenoid valve. When you depress the lever for you water dispenser it activates a valve, usually at the bottom back of the fridge. It might look something like this:

25380372-1h1xuof4er41rm4qkikzo3jl-4-0.jpg Sometimes they just burn out and stop working or the seal inside fails sometimes from particulates in the water. Some people put a pre-filter on the water hose that attaches to the fridge just in case. If you have a water filter inside your fridge this does not protect the solenoid. They are next to impossible to repair so a replacement is needed. Just go to Amazon or eReplacement parts and search for your fridge model number with the search terms "water dispenser solenoid". If you are mechanically inclined you can replace yourself or get an appliance tech to do it. It's a 15 minute job.

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Inside water dispenser pumps water out really slowly on GE Profile PFS22MISBBB


It is possible that your water filters are getting plugged. Have you changed any filters lately?
The meat pan lever may also be turned to the coldest position and on units that have a low water usage, this will also cause the tank to freeze. You will want to lower the meat drawer setting or use more water from the door. This does not apply to Top Mount water dispenser models, because they do not have a reservoir. Problem requiring service, glass fill time.

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  • Dispenser drips water constantly will be a water valve problem, and should be checked by a service technician. If you would like to schedule a service appointment, please contact GE Consumer Service at 1-800-432-2737 or schedule a service appointment on-line.


  • Dribble as defined as a small amount of water (few drops) that may miss the glass ONLY AFTER USAGE. This is due to a delay in the overall system.

    Dribble can be minimized by the following actions:

    - Purge the tank, by holding down the dispenser for 2 to 3 minutes, to remove any trapped air that may be building pressure and causing the dribble.
    - A few drops is normal, but you can also prevent water from missing the glass and dripping down the cradle area by moving glass slower when removing it from the cradle.
    - You may need to periodically empty the recess grill and clean out underneath it to prevent overfilling and water dripping down the front of the refrigerator.


  • Also, remember the dispenser in the door will not operate unless the door is closed
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    I just changed the water filter and now the water will not dispense? I can hear what I think is the pump but no water?


    After you changed the water filter and then you were to depress the front dispenser to get water the humming sound that you are hearing is the water inlter valve located at the rear of your machine. You would have to pull the unit out away from the wall to locate the valve. Before you do this did you with a empty cup depress the water lever on the door of the machine for about 3-4 minutes? When you remove the old filter you also take the water that is filled inside the filter out which when you plug in the new filter it will take a couple minutes of depressing the water lever to get the water to flow to the filter then it leaves the filter and goes to the water valve. When it goes into the water valve it then splits where one line carrys water to your icemaker and the other carrys water to the water dispenser on the door. If after the 3-4 minutes you dont have water pull the machine away from the wall and remove the line from the inlet valve that comes from the filter then have someone depress the lever on the front door which would tell you if you had water going past the filter. If you do have water going past the filter to the valve then you would disconnect the line that goes to the water dispenser and see if you can get water to flow out of that nozzle as well. If water is not flowing out of the valve then you would either try to clean the small screens which sometimes get clogged with calcium deposits or you would have to replace the water valve itself. If you have any further questions message me back. Thanks
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    p.s also if you have no water going to the ice maker you can remove the front cover on the ice maker and use a jumper wire and jump from L to V which would also activate the water valve immediatley

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    Do the following: Flush the water system. Use a sturdy container to depress and hold the water dispenser lever for 5 seconds, then release it for 5 seconds. Repeat until water begins to flow. Once water begins to flow, continue depressing and releasing the dispenser lever (5 seconds on, 5 seconds off) until a total of 3 gal. (12 L) has been dispensed. This will flush air from the filter and water dispensing system, and prepare the water filter for use.
    Ensure that the freezer door is closed completely? Close the door firmly.
    Ensure that the water shutoff valve is fully open.
    Ensure that the water pressure is at least 30 psi (207 kPa)? The water pressure to the home determines the flow from the dispenser.
    Check for any kinks in the home water source line? Straighten the water source line.
    Check the water filter. The filter may be clogged or incorrectly installed.
    if still there is problem of water flow then please take assistance of a technician to check the plumbing.
    If the fridge is new and in the warranty period get in touch with the service center and ask for free service.

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    Water dispenser dripping water all the time


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    First be sure the refrigerator is connected to a cold water supply. After connecting the refrigerator to a water source or replacing the water filter, flush the water system. Use a sturdy container to depress and hold the water dispenser lever for 5 seconds, and then release it for 5 seconds. Repeat until water begins to flow. Once water begins to flow, continue depressing and releasing the dispenser lever (5 seconds on, 5 seconds off) until a total of 12 L has been dispensed. This will flush air from the filter and water dispensing system, and prepare the water filter for use. Additional flushing may be required in some households. As air is cleared from the system, water may spurt out of the dispenser.

    One or two drops of water immediately after dispensing is normal. It may be necessary to hold the container under the dispenser for 2 to 3 seconds after releasing the dispenser lever.


    Hope this will be useful.

    Thank you

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    I would suggest that you get a certified person to come out and look at it you very well could have bent the doors in the move.

    but... if you want to do it yourself.
    click here for a walkthrough

    for your drip:
    Flush air from the water system the first time it is used and after replacing the filter. Air trapped in the water line or filter may slowly travel through the coiled water reservoir to the dispenser, pushing any water ahead of it. This can cause the dispenser to drip. Water needs to completely fill the lines for all air to be cleared.
    • Use a sturdy container to press and hold the water dispenser bar for 5 seconds, then release it for 5 seconds. Repeat until the water begins to flow. Once the water begins to flow, continue pressing and releasing the dispenser bar (5 seconds on, 5 seconds off) for an additional 2 minutes. Repeat if dripping starts again because air can re-enter from the water supply.
    • As air is cleared from the system, water may spurt from the water dispenser.
    • Make sure the refrigerator is connected to a cold water supply.
    One or two drops of water immediately after dispensing is normal. It may be necessary to hold the container under the dispenser for 2 to 3 seconds after releasing the dispenser lever.

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