Why is My Refrigerator Water Dispenser Not Working?

defective refrigerator water dispenser

Is the water dispenser on your refrigerator broken? If not, you can attempt to repair the issue by yourself or call A&L Corona Appliance Repair for refrigerator repair Corona, New York.

There are a lot of reasons for the water dispenser in a kitchen refrigerator to stop working. Again, some of the reasons could sound a bit crazy. However, something as simple as a power switch has been the cause in the past. Be sure to review the obvious potential problems prior to proceeding with complicated refrigerator repair. Let’s start to cover this appliance repair problem and see what reasons we can come up with for a broken water dispenser.

The reason for a water dispenser not dispensing is commonly either an installation problem, a filter issue or frozen water tubes:

New Refrigerator Installation Issues

You just installed a new refrigerator with a water dispenser, but it’s broken. The water dispenser has to be connected to the water line. That could be the reason for the issue.

If the new refrigerator is replacing a previous refrigerator that did not feature a water dispenser or ice maker, there’s a possibility that you do not have a functioning water line running to this area of the kitchen. A water line is commonly run from under the house either in a crawl space or basement. You can buy this type of water line at almost any hardware store and they’re very simple for even the average homeowner to install. Typically they have a a built-in water shut-off valve, which is necessary so that if you ever need to move the refrigerator, you can turn off the water.

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

If you removed the refrigerator doors during installation the water dispenser may not be plugged in. Read the owner’s manual to see the wire harness for the particular refrigerator. Ensure that it’s plugged into the refrigerator.

Once the water line is hooked up, usually there is air in the water line. So, lifting and lowering the water dispenser lever on the refrigerator to get the air out of it is needed.
Filter Problems

On some models, there are various filters. These filters can “expire”, clog or freeze. All filters are based on the model and type of refrigerator. If your filter is blocked it might cause slow filling or no flowing period. It’s suggested that your filter is changed every 6 months. Changing filters in a refrigerator can be hard sometimes. If you have hiccups, go online and find the proper method to change a filter.

One idea is to fill the water filter with water prior to installing it. A lot of time the water filters will take a long amount of time to fill, which could cause you to think the water dispenser on the refrigerator isn’t working right. You should read the manual if nothing is working. To ensure it’s not air caught in the water lines, we recommend to depress the dispenser arm for around 5 minutes.

A frozen water tank might be the reason for the problem as well in some refrigerators. If the tank freezes it will begin to leak onto the fresh food bins. Minimal food in the fresh food bins can cause freezing.