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WATER DISPENSING Filling a glass of water, after buying this 3 years ago, it will take me a minute or so. Is this normal or should I do some adjustments?

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Thats not normal. it should fill a 6 oz. in about 10 seconds or less
Check the filter or change it
Check water pressure behind fridge at cutoff valve
Checkm water mixer valve bottom right in back
If this was helpful please rate me.
Leo Ponder Appliance-Tyler,Texas
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