Why is My Refrigerator Water Dispenser Not Working?

Is the water dispenser on your refrigerator broken? If not, you can try to repair the problem by yourself or call Magic Appliance Repair for professional refrigerator repair Nebraska.

There are many reasons for the water dispenser in a refrigerator to stop working. Again, some of the suggestions could sound a bit crazy. However, something as obvious as an on/off switch has been the reason in the past. Be sure to inspect the more obvious potential issues prior to moving forward with refrigerator repair. Let’s begin to cover this appliance repair issue and see all of the reasons we can reference for a broken water dispenser on a refrigerator.

The reason for a broken water dispenser is usually an installation problem, a filter problem or frozen water lines:

New Refrigerator Installation Problems

You just bought a new refrigerator with a water dispenser, but it is broken. The water dispenser must be hooked up to the water line. That could be the reason for the problem.

If your brand new refrigerator is replacing a previous refrigerator that did not have an ice maker or water dispenser, there’s a possibility that you do not have a water line near this area. Most of the time a water line is usually run from under a house either in a basement or crawl space. You can acquire this line at nearly any home repair store and they are very simple for the average homeowner to install. Typically they have include a built-in water shut-off valve, which is necessary so that if you ever need to relocate the refrigerator, you can shut off the water.

If you have a water line, is the valve turned on? The valve handle must be lined up with the hose. And, is water running through the pipe you have installed to connect the water line? Simple and questions, but things that have to be checked.

If you had to remove the 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’s plugged into the refrigerator.

If the water line is hooked up, most of the time there is air in the water line. So, engaging and disengaging the dispenser control to get the air out of it is necessary.
Filter Issues

On some popular models, there are different filters. These filters can “expire”, clog or freeze. All of the filters are based on the style and brand of refrigerator. If the filter is blocked it can cause slow filling or no flowing at all. It is suggested that your filter is replaced every 6 months. Changing filters can be difficult. If you have problems, go online or call us and learn the right method to change a filter.

One idea is to fill the water filter with water before installation. Typically the water filters will take a long time to fill up, which might cause you to believe the water dispenser isn’t working right. You should read the owner’s manual if all else fails. To be sure it is not air caught in the lines, depress the dispenser arm for around 5 minutes.

A frozen water tank might also be the cause of the issue as well in some refrigerators. If the water tank freezes it will leak onto the food bins. Minimal food inside of the fresh food bins will cause freezing to occur.

ADDITIONAL REFRIGERATOR RESOURCES