Why is My Refrigerator Water Dispenser Not Working?

defective refrigerator water dispenser

Is the water dispenser on your refrigerator not dispensing water? If not, you can attempt to solve the issue on your own or call Hesperia Appliance Repair Brothers for refrigerator repair Hesperia, California.

There are a lot of reasons for the water dispenser in a kitchen refrigerator to stop working. Again, some suggestions could sound a little strange. However, something as simple as an on/off switch on the refrigerator has been the reason in some instances. Be sure to review the more obvious potential problems prior to moving forward with refrigerator repair. Let’s start to cover this appliance repair problem and see all of the solutions we can reference for a broken water dispenser on a refrigerator.

The cause of a broken water dispenser is usually an installation error, a filter failure or frozen water lines:

Refrigerator Installation Problems

You just bought a brand new refrigerator with a water dispenser, but it is broken. The water dispenser has to be connected to the home’s water line. That might be the cause of the issue.

If the brand new refrigerator is replacing an old refrigerator that didn’t have an ice maker or water dispenser, there is a possibility that you do not have a functioning water line near this area of the kitchen. A water line is usually run from underneath a house either in a crawl space or basement. You can acquire this type of water line at almost any home repair store and they’re pretty simple for even the average homeowner to install. Usually they have come with a built-in water shut-off valve, which is important so that if you need to relocate the refrigerator, you can turn off the water.

If you have a water line, is the valve turned on? The valve handle needs to be in line with the hose. And, is there water going through the pipe that you have used to connect the water line? Simple and questions, but things that have to be accounted for.

If you removed the doors during installation the water dispenser may not be plugged in. Review the manual to find the wire harness for the particular model of refrigerator. Ensure that it is plugged into the refrigerator.

If the water line is connected, most of the time there is air in it. So, lifting and lowering the dispenser control on the refrigerator to get the air out is necessary.
Filter Problems

On some of the models, there are various filters. These filters can “expire”, clog or freeze. All of the filters are dependent on your model and brand of refrigerator. If your filter is blocked it can cause slow filling or no flowing at all. It is suggested that your filter should be changed every 6 months. Changing filters can be hard sometimes. If you run into hiccups, go online or call us and find the proper process to change a filter.

One recommendation is to fill up the filter with water before installing it. Typically the water filters need a long time to fill up, which could lead you to believe the water dispenser isn’t working. You should read the manual if all else fails. To ensure it’s not air caught in the water lines, depress the dispenser arm for about 5 minutes.

A frozen water tank might be the cause of the problem as well on some refrigerators. If the tank is frozen it will start to leak onto the food bins. Limited food in the fresh food bins could cause freezing.