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Getting water dispenser to work when newly installed

I need to figure out how to get my water dispenser to work in a newly installed Kenmore Elite Countertop Depth side-by-side refrigerator? Any help? I don't have a user's manual.

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  • Doogee Jan 01, 2008

    I've done that.  I've checked the water supply and that is OK, also.  I don't know if the pump is working or not.  I got the frig turned on and cold, just no water or ice maker, yet.

  • Doogee Jan 01, 2008

    The unit is a floor model with no manual.  It's brand new, minus sitting on the floor of a Sears store for several months.  It was not plugged in to water, but they did have it turned on with lights on inside. I had a plumber hook it up today.  The work is code, copper 1/4 OD with several coils before the attachment for pulling it back to clean the unit in the future.  No kinks in the line.  There is plenty of water pressure and water is in the copper line.  I think there might be a problem from the point past the connection.  I can hear the motor running when I hold the water dispenser down to see if it will kick in.  I don't see a problem with the lines going into the door.  Just no water going into the unit past the point of connecting the copper to the unit.

  • Doogee Jan 01, 2008

    10-4!  I'll get a tech out here after tomorrow.  Happy New Year and thank you so much for helping out!

  • markh95 Aug 21, 2008

    bought a kenmore elite floor model two days ago...only some ice...a few cubes and water flows out of dispenser but does not run real fast. Should the water dispense slowly? How long to wait for the ice maker to work?

    Water supply is good.



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Yes if the water is hooked up and on dont laugh ive had it happen then hold the dispensor down about three 3-5 min or till water flows then to get all the air out of filter and water tank let me know if this does it

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  • robert samples Jan 01, 2008

    Ok check for kinks at the door where it goes to the dispenser up through the freezer door. There is no pump it works off your house pressure and you need at least 30 psi. You need to pull the kickplate and inspect the lines pull the water filter and inspect make sure it is not stopped up. It's just a little glitch somewhere we will find it just hang with me. How old is the unit? Did you hook up the water line yourself or has it always been there? If so did you use copper or pvc? Or did you use a saddle valve a screw on the supply line valve? That is suppose to puncture the pipe itself?

  • robert samples Jan 01, 2008

    ok roger that i would suggest changing the water valves as they may stick dry cycling how old or how long since you installed it if they let it sit with out turning the icemaker off the valves would keep cycling and wear them out their fault make them send a tech free of charge and dont let him leave till there is water in the door and the ice maker fills ok your right floor model does not void your warrenty copy me

  • robert samples Jan 01, 2008

    ill still be here till we get it fixed



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