I've replaced the valve and also confirmed that the valve is functioning properly by removing the line and leaving the water supply on to the valve. No leaks or drips. I've tried to purge the system by running the dispenser for 2 minutes (5 seconds on 5 seconds off). After about 5 minutes it stops. When you push the dispenser again there is a delay before the water starts. I've also checked the filter/changed it... Any thoughts???
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Re: Water dispenser drips after filling glass.
Sounmds like you have air trapped in tothe line( formiong pressure behind the line whe nnot in use forcing water drops out, remove the crisper in the refrig campartmant and look for the holding tank either there an air bubble trapped in ther or you havea small leak allowing air inot the system, usually happen right after replacing the filter, instraed of trying to rnn 5 secs on 5 secs off, try with a bigger contaienr to allow constantly running for longer periods of time to hopefully force out the air bubble
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Usually a leaking water valve can cause this. This can be caused by low or high water pressure or just a leaking valve. Remove the tube from the valve and if water continues to drip from the valve it is bad or the water pressure is wrong. If it does not drip, leave the water line disconnected from the valve and dispense some water from the dispenser to see if it leaks. If it does the water is bleeding over and the valve is bad. If the valve is not leaking at all insure the fill tube that goes through the box and supplies water to the ice maker is seated properly and sealed off with permagum for instance. Also make sure the freezer section is not too cold ie -15 or -20 as this could cause issues.
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
Mine would seep water out of the dispenser after I poured a glass of water and or the ice maker would use water. Not much, a few drops at first but it kept getting worse. I found out that there was a lime build-up in the dual solenoid water valve. To get to this valve, gain access to the back bottom of your fridge. Shut the water supply and pull the power cord. Remove the cardboard cover, disconnect all tubes connected to the valve unit and pull the electric plugs. Remove the 2 metal screws holding the valve assembly and pull it straight out (the other end of the valve assy is held by a key hole type slot). Now that you have the valves out, blow in the supply inlet and you should see if one of these valve is not making a perfect seal. Once you have this figured out, it is time to fix it. The valve are a sealed unit and opening them would wreck them but you don't need to take them apart. A replacement valve assy will set you back a $100 but there should be no need for a new valve. Not much in there can break. Just pour a little CLR or Lime out in the inlet and use a small tooth pick to push and release the valve plunger in and out. Put as much liquid as you can fit in and let it stand for a few hours until the calcium has dissolved. Work the plunger again to free the big stuff, rinse it all and blow to confirm that the seal is now perfect. Put it back together (easy, all the lines are colour coded. Make sure you don't have a leak and push your fridge back in its spot. Voila! P.S While you are in there, you may want to vacuum the condenser and all the dust you will see. You should have no shortage of dust...
and water dispensers are convenient to have on your refrigerator, but
can also cause a lot of aggravation if they are not functioning
If your water valves are not defective and you are still
experiencing water or ice delays, you may have a clog in your
refrigerator hose line. Instructions and material needed to fix it up.
Towel,Flathead screwdriver,New water hose
off the water supply to the refrigerator and place a towel under the
line to soak up any residual water that leaks from the hose when you
remove it. Unplug the refrigerator.
the hose from the back of the refrigerator by pushing in on the collar
while pulling the water tube out. If you have a model with an ice and
water dispenser, you will need to disassemble the dispenser on the
front of the freezer in order to completely remove the water hose.
the water drip tray from beneath the ice/water dispenser and locate the
screws at the bottom of the cover (if any). Remove screws and pop off
the panel that houses the dispenser. If the unit does not have screws,
you will need to pry the cover off with a flat-nosed screwdriver.
the cover is removed, you should be able to see the screws that hold
the dispenser unit in place. Remove these screws and reposition the
unit so you can free the water hose, by pulling it through the
the new water line through the freezer door and reassemble dispenser
unit. Push the new water hose into the fitting on the back panel,
making sure it is properly seated. Turn on water supply and check for
any leaks before moving the refrigerator unit back against the wall.
Try swapping the wires on the dual water inlet valve. Then try the water dispenser. The water should go to the ice maker. This will tell you weather or not the ice maker valve is working and if the line is clear.
When your ice maker dumps and refills with water it will come out the water dispenser with the wires swapped. If it doesn't then I would have to blame it on the solenoid.
If the lines are the same size you can also swap them around to do this check. Water inlet Valve
You can disconnect the line coming out of it and try the water dispenser to see if the valve is working. If it's getting power it should click when you try it and water come out. The water inlet valve on the back of unit opens when the ice maker needs water. If the valve doesn't seal good because of sediment or wear it will continue to drip and when the water reaches the ice maker supply tube it will freeze blocking the fill tube.. You can take the water line off the valve and watch to see if it drips.
Your water inlet valve on the back where the water supply comes in is probably leaking. disconnect the water line coming out of it and see if you have a slow drip. Try the dispenser to see if it's just drips after use.
There are several reasons why the dispener would dip. Do you have a filter on the unit and have recently replaced it. Then run a large pitcher or water through the dispenser to make sure all the air is out of the line. Anorther thing that could be happening it the water valve is not sealing properly and causing the dispenser to drip, In which case the valve should be replaced. One other odd problem is if the water tank somehow is not even and you have a little air bubble in it. Just some thinks for you to look for, hope one solves it.