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Suddenly no filtered water comes out, but there are gurgling sounds inside

About 1 week ago I changed the water filter. It worked fine for a while therafter, but all of a sudden when I push the filtered water button nothing comes out, but the sound of gurgling water can be heard from within the unit. What is this and will I be able to fix it myself? Is water leaking somewhere?

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    water spurt s out when i remove the filter also when i put filter back on the water comes out real slow



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I guess make sure the filter didn't unseat itself first, also check the O-rings, etc. to make sure they didn't roll off their position on the filter. If that's all OK, you really need to find that gurgle sound cause that's likely the water you are missing going "somewhere" it's not supposed to go. Look all over for water leaks even if you have to pull the unit out from the wall... keep looking!

Posted on Dec 22, 2006


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SOURCE: water despenser is apparently frozen

You may have two mutually exclusive probems... one being the water dispenser doesn't dispense water... As you stated, the obvious remedy would be to replace your filter to see if that is restricting water flow.. secondly, your vegetable crisper is freezing vegetables... chances are that the inlet between the freezer compartment and that vegetable darwer is near there and the damper needs to be closed a bit... See if you can locate the cold air inlet vent and partially close the damper ... Hope that helps...

Posted on Aug 14, 2008


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SOURCE: changed water filter red light stays on

you will wither have to push the light switch button 5 times or push and hold reset button or 2 at a time. Look at the display carefully it usually will tell you what you need to do

Posted on May 27, 2009


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SOURCE: Water suddenly stopped coming out of front water dispenser.

Three different causes. Your water reservoir in the refer section is behind your crispers, this can freeze up if you have adjusted your temperatures in your refrigerator or if you have a thermostat or damper problem. Adjust your refer thermostat to a warmer setting and wait a couple of days to see if it works. 2: Bad water valve, easy to test with an electrical tester. Remove your backing plate behind the refer. Loosen your water line to the valve to make sure you have water pressure. Tighten water line. Remove screw holding valve to cabinent. Test for 120 volts at the two wires that go to your water valve solenoid,(if there are two solenoids then trace the water line to your reservoir, the solenoid above this connection is the one to test). Someone had to press the water dispenser while you are testing voltage. I usually disconnect the water line going to the reservoir to see if water comes out when the switch is pressed. If no water but you have 120 volts then replace the valve. 3: Bad dispenser switch or wiring. This is a lot more complicated to test. Some dispenser assemblies are incredibly complicated and difficult to get into to test. I usually recommend you call a technician if you have reached this point. Good Luckd, Appliance Specialists

Posted on Dec 10, 2009

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