My LRSC-21935 is about 18 months old and I change water filters every six months. Lately, the family noticed tiny semitransparent "floaters" in the water and won't drink it - a major marital crisis is in progress! Only found one article on the web that suggests some unknown bacterial/algae growth in the water tank or lines. How do I flush/clean the system or disassemble the door to get at the offending components?
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Re: Dispenses Small Particles in Water
I would try cleaning all of the hoses and components with a little bleach and water, and just run the mixture through a few times and then continually run clean water through the system to rinse it and anything that may be flaking off should hopefully be removed if the problem is coming from the refrigerator itself, which I believe is your problem since the filter should be stopping the particles so most likely something is flaking off of the water reservoir or a hose in your fridge which if the cleaning doesn't fixed, can get replaced and that should solve your problem.
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From what you have described your Electrolux refrigerator is not dispensing water from the dispenser. Your post stated that water is being received into your refrigerator this could be an indication that you may need to have your water filter changed out. I would recommend changing your water filter every six to nine months. If changing your filter does not help your water dispense properly it may be a blockage within your water line. You can perform a manual defrost by unplugging your refrigerator for roughly between four to six hours. I hope this is helpful to some degree. -Matt
My name is Peter. I am a retired field service refrigeration technician.
You did not provide a model number of your unit. The water filter location is dependent on the model number. The model number is located on a label on the inside of the fresh food section liner.
You have a bottom freezer. In general the water filter is located in the upper right hand corner of you right side fresh food section.
You may have a screw on the side panel to remove the cover, or some retainer clips, of which you must squeeze the cover housing to remove, or you may have free access.
Once locating, or accessing the water filter, grab the base and turn 1/4 turn clockwise to release and pull down. Insert the new water filter, insert and turn counter wise to the right.
Purge the air out of the filter system. Water filters are dry and have air in them. With your water dispenser fill several cups until al of the air is purged out. There will spiriting sounds.
You replace your water filter when you notice your ice cubes are small & when the water flow from your dispenser is low. The change water indicator light is a timer. It is set to cycle every six months. It is like a egg timer. It is not connected to anything.
Depending on the size of your family, and the usage you may need to change the water filter every six months or every 1-1/2- 2 years.
On the front bottom of your unit you have a grill. On the grill there is a round knob. Turn the knob 1/4 turn counter clockwise and pull the filter out. Note the slot on the back of the knob that holds the old filter. Slide the old filter out of the slot and replace with the new filter.
Reinsert the filter with the knob into the filter housing. Turn the knob 1/4 turn clockwise to lock it in.
Now, the new filter has air in it. At your water dispenser, fill cups with water. There will be a lot of air and water coming out. Continue this until all of the air is out of the filter and there is just water fill.
When to change your water filter - Your unit has a water filter change light. This light is not tied into water pressure. It is like a egg timer. Every 6 months it will light. This does not mean you need to change your water filter. Change your water filter when your ice cubes start to get small or the water coming out of your dispenser is of a low flow. Depending on your family size, you may not need to change your water filter for several years.
My name is Peter. I am a retired Sears Home Services refrigeration technician.
was the outside filter factory? by this I mean does the unit have an internal filter ? if no, then you need to flush the system, clean the outside dispenser components, lime or rust has accumulated on the dispenser if the water from the outgoing side of the filter is clear ( is the ice clear and fed by this same water source? if so,, its just outside build up that needs to be cleaned
How long has it been since you replaced the filter in the waterline, or in the refrigerator section waterline? This filter is to be replaced usually every six months. This filter is usually a canister about the size of a car oil filter and is usually located in the upper right side of the fridge. May be hidden by a plastic shield over the light. Replacing this filter should eliminate your problem. Remember to read the instructions that come with the new filter as to filling it with water before installing or not and the purge time or amount before using it for drinking, to flush any particulate out of the new filter. Usually 60 seconds of running water from door in to a glass and dumping that water...or run water into a glass til it dispenses clear water. Remember to turn off the water to the fridge and have a towel handy when replacing the filter. Some refrigerators have a function where by when you unscrew the old filter it automatically shuts off the water, but I would not trust that to actually work...Ha!
The water control valve on rear of refrigerator is weakening. That is typical sound for a coil that opens the side that dispenses water or ice tray refills to vibrate or buzz when weakening. If I had you r model number I could give you the part number. They are not expensive and easy to replace. Thanks, Sea Breeze
the filter can become clogged and restrict the water flow to the water dispenser and icemaker (i.e. water dispenses slow or small/hollow ice cubes). if the filter doesn't fix it then you either have a water supply problem or a faulty water valve. take the filter out and see if the water pressure increases out of the dispenser. if it does, you know its the filter. hope this helps.