Why is My Refrigerator Water Dispenser Not Working?

Is the water dispenser on your refrigerator not working? If so, you can try to repair the issue by yourself or call Corona Appliance Repair for refrigerator repair Corona, California.

There are many reasons for a water dispenser in a refrigerator to not work anymore. Again, some of the reasons are going to sound a bit crazy. However, something as obvious as an off switch has been the cause in the past. Be sure to inspect the obvious potential problems prior to moving forward with refrigerator repair. Let’s start to cover this appliance repair problem and see what reasons we can cite for a broken water dispenser on a refrigerator.

The reason for a broken water dispenser is usually either an installation issue, a filter failure or frozen water tubes:

New Refrigerator Installation Problems

You just purchased a new refrigerator with a water dispenser, but it is not working. The water dispenser has to be connected to the home’s water line. That could be the cause of the issue.

If the brand new refrigerator is replacing an old refrigerator that did not have a water dispenser or ice maker, there’s a possibility that you don’t have a functioning water line near this area. Most of the time a water line is commonly run from under the house either in a basement or crawl space. You can buy this line at almost any hardware store and they’re pretty simple for even the average homeowner to install. Typically they have come with a built-in water shut-off valve, which is necessary so that if you ever need to relocate the refrigerator, you can turn off the water.

If there is a connected water line, is the valve turned on? The valve handle needs to be in line with the hose. And, is water running through the pipe you have used to connect the water line? Obvious and basic questions, but items that need to be checked.

If you had to remove the refrigerator doors during installation the water dispenser may not be plugged in. Check the manual to see the wire harness for that particular refrigerator. Ensure that it is plugged into the refrigerator.

If the water is connected, usually there is air in it. So, engaging and disengaging the water dispenser control to get the air out of it is needed.
Filter Problems

On some popular refrigerators, there are various filters. These filters can “expire”, clog or get frozen. All of the filters are dependent on your model and brand of refrigerator. If the filter is clogged it might cause slow filling or no flowing at all. It is recommended that your filter is changed every 6 months. Replacing filters in a refrigerator can be challenging. If you have issues, go online and learn the right process to replace a filter.

One idea is to fill up the water filter with water prior to installation. Typically the water filters can take a long time to fill up, which could cause you to assume the water dispenser isn’t working right. You will want to read the manual if nothing is working. To ensure it is not air trapped in the lines, we recommend to depress the dispenser lever for around 5 minutes.

A frozen water tank might also be the source of the problem as well on some models. If the water tank freezes it will begin to leak onto the fresh food bins. Small amounts of food in the fresh food bins will cause freezing.

ADDITIONAL REFRIGERATOR RESOURCES