I changed the filter on my refrigerator, and now the water in the door takes its time to stop when I release the lever. Prior to changing the filter, it stopped as soon as I released it. I have a Kenmore side-by-side, model 106.57372700 with the Pur water filter at the bottom.
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You may have air in the system. When you actuate the dispenser it opens an electric valve in back to start the flow of water. When you release the dispenser air in the system expanding will cause the water to continue to flow until the pressure equalizes.
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First check that you have good water pressure to the water valve. If you do, then the problem is in your refrigerator. And the most likely fault is the solenoid controled water valve which is a one in two out valve. Follow the water line from you house input and the first place it connects is that valve.
Do the following:
Flush the water system. Use a sturdy
container to depress and hold the water dispenser lever for
5 seconds, then release it for 5 seconds. Repeat until water
begins to flow. Once water begins to flow, continue depressing
and releasing the dispenser lever (5 seconds on, 5 seconds off)
until a total of 3 gal. (12 L) has been dispensed. This will flush air
from the filter and water dispensing system, and prepare the
water filter for use.
Ensure that the freezer door is closed completely? Close the door firmly.
Ensure that the water shutoff valve is fully open.
Ensure that the water pressure is at least 30 psi (207 kPa)? The water
pressure to the home determines the flow from the dispenser.
Check for any kinks in the home water source line? Straighten the water
Check the water filter. The filter may be clogged or incorrectly installed.
if still there is problem of water flow then please take assistance of a technician to check the plumbing.
If the fridge is new and in the warranty period get in touch with the service center and ask for free service.
First be sure the refrigerator is connected to a cold water supply.
After connecting the refrigerator to a water source or replacing the water filter, flush the water system. Use a sturdy container to depress and hold the water dispenser lever for 5 seconds, and then release it for 5 seconds. Repeat until water begins to flow. Once water begins to flow, continue depressing and releasing the dispenser lever (5 seconds on, 5 seconds off) until a total of 12 L has been dispensed. This will flush air from the filter and water dispensing system, and prepare the water filter for use. Additional flushing may be required in some households. As air is cleared from the system, water may spurt out of the dispenser.
One or two drops of water immediately after dispensing is normal. It may be necessary to hold the container under the dispenser for 2 to 3 seconds after releasing the dispenser lever.
The filter status display will help you know when to change your water filter. When the display reads 10%, order a new filter. It is recommended that you replace the filter when the display reads 10% OR when water flow to your water dispenser or ice maker decreases.
The filter should be replaced at least every 6 months depending on your water quality and usage.
Step 2 Press the eject button to release the filter from the base grille.
Step 3 Pull the filter straight out.
Turn the cap counterclockwise to remove it from the filter. IMPORTANT: Do not discard the cap. It is part of your refrigerator. Keep the cap to use with the replacement filter.
Step 5 Align the ridge on the cap with the arrow on the new filter and turn the cap until it snaps into place.
Step 6 Remove the protective covers from the O-rings. Be sure the O-rings are still in place after the covers are removed.
Step 7 Push the filter into the base grille. The eject button will pop back out when the filter is fully engaged.
Step 8 Flush the water system. Use a sturdy cup or glass. Depress and hold the water dispenser lever for 5 seconds, then release it for 5 seconds. Repeat this process until water begins to flow. Once water begins to flow, continue depressing and releasing the dispenser lever. Hold down for 5 seconds and then release for 5 seconds. Do this on/off process for about 2 minutes. This will flush air from the filter and water dispensing system.
Have you replaced the water filter lately? If not I would start by changing your water filter. It's down below the freezer door within the toe kickplate, push the release lever just to the left of the filter cap and at the same time pull the filter out towards you, reverse the process to replace with the new filter.You do not have to shut the water supply off to change the filter! Good luck!
Since it's a new refrig , you need to call GE and have it repaired under warranty . Thru my experience , this sounds like the water valve , is not cutting off , immediately , after releasing the pad . Replace the water valve , due to possible weak spring .
Robert, it almost sounds like your water reservoir is freezing some. This is located in the back of the lower section of the refrigerator behind the drawers. You can also check to make sure the water lever is making the switch and calling for water. The next time this happens, take a hair dryer to the water reservoir and go over it lightly back and forth. See if it makes the difference. Catriver..post back.