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Water takes a while to start

Some times you have to wait 20-seconds for the water on the door to start to flow after you presss the glass into the door. You can hear what seems to be the sound of water pressure building up and then suddenly it starts. When it finally does start, the flow is normal. The longer you go between uses the longer it takes to start. The times are getting longer. I tried removing and re-attaching the water filter. The water filter is only a couple months old. Thank you.

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Re: Water takes a while to start

Put a 8oz glass upto the dispenser and start filling when the water starts the glass should be half full in 6 seconds if not the water pressure is to low if so you have a small leak some where in your tubing these are press and pull fittings usually and are located by following the line from under the door up under the ref.and back to the water inlet valve on the left rear of the machine hope this helps and good luck. oh if you have the type water valve that is up on the water line to your home make sure it is not on a plastic pipe because plastic piping will make a flap and restrict your flow

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