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Water dispenser leaking

My kenmore side by side water dispenser leaks daily.  if i giggle the water dispenser arm, i can see the water go up the tube and stop about an inch from the opening, then i know the leak will stop.  more often than not, after dispensing water, it leaks...water has ruined wood flooring.  i did change a switch a few months ago in the dispensing unit, but still leaks.
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  • shigemite May 29, 2008

    actually changed the water valve and when i turned the water supply back on, water dispenser kept dispensing water without being able to shut it off until water supply was shut off...now we're without water from refrigerator.  disappointing to say the least.
    thanks.

  • shigemite May 30, 2008

    i'll try it...thanks!


  • shigemite Jun 06, 2008

    kenmore model 106.51062100 refrigerator... changed water valve twice.  Unplugged fridge to see if water valve was defective; upon turning water supply on, water dispensed continuously; thus got another new valve installed since previous valve wouldn't stop water flow.  Same problem again with water continuously dispensing when new valve was installed...again, shut off water and no filtered water, nor ice, until problem fixed.  Going on three weeks, just about to call repairman, unless fixya can fix it.




    thanks.


    shigemite

  • shigemite Jun 06, 2008

    please see comment posted 6/6/08...thanks.

  • shigemite Jun 06, 2008

    sorry...which one would be the drain hose?




    shigemite

  • shigemite Jun 09, 2008

    could it be an electrical problem?  i.e. micro switch, control board, etc.


  • shigemite Jun 09, 2008

    could it be an electrical problem?  i.e. micro switch, actuator switch, dispenser control board, etc.


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The ice and water-dispensing system of your refrigerator is quite complex.
Many components work together to provide the ice and water. Aside from a simple problem of a leaky water tube or a jammed ice chute, most other components are not user serviceable. i suggest that you contact a qualified appliance repair technician for such repairs.

Posted on Jun 21, 2008

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Hello, type or copy and paste the below address in your address bar and click on the Ask Me button and ask him as he is good at this stuff.

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Posted on Jun 21, 2008

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There is a chance of electrical problem better contact service people to check into this problem

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It will not be due to the electrical problem, the problem is due to gasket ligning , it may not be proper ,if it is not proper change that

Posted on Jun 20, 2008

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    it is very difficult to diagnose without seeing ,so better call
    repairman nearby and repair it ,because it seems to be a difficult
    problem

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Did your recently change the water filter? If so, then there still may be air in the plastic water lines inside the refrigerator, A fix to this is to get a large pitcher, and fill it all the way to the top 2 times.

If you didn't change the water filter recently, and this has been a ongoing problem for sometime, you may have a bad water valve.

Posted on Jun 20, 2008

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    isaac johny Jun 20, 2008

    Part#2182106 http://www.repairclinic.com/referral.asp...

    Icemaker and water dispenser water inlet valve kit

    (The manufacturer has replaced part number 2182106 with this item, part
    number 4318046.)
    http://www.repairclinic.com/referral.asp...

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There seems to be a problem with the drain house and the pump... did u chk out both the components properly... do a thorough chech on it... and get back here... thank u

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Drain house problem
but i think sir you tried every thing but you have hope, so we not harm your feeling

actually 1 year later i have this problem...
but at that time i don't know aboput fixya....... i buy new one because repairing cost is too much so father decided to buy new one




well i want to say just try this


The water pump has a weep hole on its bottom edge near the pulley, and that will be evident as leaking because the inside of the pulley will usually be greasy or muddy, and wet depending how long it has been leaking, and whether or not you were driving in a dusty enviornment while the pump was leaking. If the pump is leaking, it will be dripping from that weep hole If it is a leaking gasket, the inside of the pulley won't be as wet, and the leakage won't be from the hole, but right from the joint between the pump body and the engine block. I've also seen the leakage from the intake manifold gasket running down along the pump. You'll need a decent light, and get yourself in an awkward position to see all this.

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Try to checked out the controling panel of the valve,,and when changing the valve be sure that you put also a gasket ligning so it will not leaks..try this option..

Posted on Jun 20, 2008

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Enough doubts n solutions u hve tried .normally its the problem of a drain hose. but as u hve tried everything .so its advisable to check the electricalpart .it most probably must be dispenser board.but u will hve to no doubtedly call a service technician to repair it.

feel free 4 further assistance n keep sending more question n comments or doubts that arise in ur mind regarding this to me.rate the solution as fixya if it helps u understand n solve ur problem

Posted on Jun 18, 2008

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    its advisable to check the electricalpart .it most probably must be dispenser board.but u will hve to no doubtedly call a service technician to repair it.

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We will look into your problem and contact you soon, as it is complicated.

Thankyou

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Hi there!

Well - It isn't the valve or seal. So it must be a control issue.

Is any dispenser button stuck?

Check the switch contacts that control the valve, or any relay involved. It must be getting power from somewhere!

Hope this assists.

Posted on Jun 18, 2008

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    Richard Perkins Jun 18, 2008

    Have a very close look at how the control / dispense lever is contacting the switch. - can you hear the click of the switch?



    If it is out of position it may be always pressing on the switch.



    If there is a separate spring on the valve, this may be too weak for your water pressure. You may need a pressure reducer fitting to the supply.



    The valve seat may be damaged, so will not seal if it is a slow trickle.

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Hi,

Water can leak from these areas:

The bottom front of the refrigerator or freezer door
The back of the refrigerator
The inside ceiling of the refrigerator
The inside back wall of the refrigerator
Underneath the front of the refrigerator

The bottom front of the refrigerator or freezer door Self-defrosting refrigerators usually dispose of the water generated during the defrost cycle via a tube or channel that directs the water to a pan at the bottom of the refrigerator. From the pan, the water normally evaporates. (See a more detailed explanation of this in the How Things Work section of our website).

If the tube or channel is clogged or obstructed, the water backs up and leaks into the inside of the refrigerator compartment. Then the water builds up at the bottom, inside of the refrigerator. When the water has built up for a time it may spill out of the front of the door opening. To fix this problem, clear the drain tube or channel and allow the defrost water to flow down to the drain pan.

In some refrigerators, the defrost water is intentionally directed down the back wall of the refrigerator, where it then flows to the bottom of the refrigerator compartment and out to a small drain--usually located beneath one of the drawers at the bottom of the refrigerator. If the drain becomes clogged or blocked, the water may back up. To fix this problem, clear the obstruction.

Another cause may be the following. The refrigerator may have doorframe heaters to evaporate any condensation on the cabinet frame. If your refrigerator is equipped with a switch inside that says “energy saver” or something similar, while running in that mode the door heaters are disabled. Turn the switch to the opposite setting and wait 24 hours. If the condensation disappears the problem is solved.

The back of the refrigerator Water coming from the back of the refrigerator usually comes from either the ice maker water valve or line (if there is an ice maker), or from the defrost drain pan.

Here's what to do:

  • If the water is coming from the ice maker water valve, check to make sure the water tubes are attached properly and are fastened tightly.


  • If the water seems to be coming from any part of the valve itself, replace the valve.


  • If the water appears to be coming from the defrost drain pan, inspect for holes or cracks, and replace the pan if necessary.


The inside ceiling of the refrigerator Water accumulating on the ceiling of the refrigerator is usually caused by a clogged drain in the freezer section beneath the evaporator. The clogged drain will cause water from the self defrost cycle to leak into the divider between the freezer and refrigerator. This water may then freeze and cause condensation build-up on the refrigerator ceiling. The solution to this problem begins with unclogging the drain. It may also be necessary to remove the entire freezer/refrigerator divider to thoroughly dry the insulation in the divider. Occasionally the insulation needs to be replaced to prevent a recurrence of the problem. This can be a big job – you may want to hire a qualified appliance repair technician.

The inside back wall of the refrigerator In some refrigerators, the water from the defrost cycle is intentionally directed down the back wall of the refrigerator, where it then flows to the bottom of the refrigerator compartment and out to a small drain - usually located beneath one of the drawers at the bottom of the refrigerator. If the drain becomes clogged or blocked, the water may back up. To fix this problem, clear the obstruction.

Underneath the front of the refrigerator If the refrigerator is equipped with a water dispenser on the freezer door, check if the water line to the dispenser is leaking. Also, check the drip pan to be sure it isn’t out of place, broken or cracked.

Goodluck..



Posted on Jun 06, 2008

  • Priya darshan Jun 06, 2008

    Here is another troubleshooting step you can try to fix it.If you still face the problem then the only sol. is to get it serviced.


    BLOW AIR THROUGH THE DRIAN HOSE IN THE BACK OR BOTTOM OF THE FRIDGE FIND THE END OF THE DRAIN HOSE USE AIR COMPRESSOR .....


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