Refrigerator water dispenser not working

Refrigerator water dispenser not working. Asking a tech to fix a broken refrigerator dispenser seems like an obvious solution but a common unprofessional repair is often just masking the problem instead of actually solving it.

A common DIY fix is as follows clean condenser coils and fan motor filters, replace defrost thermostat, and pressure tests its compressor.

If none of these solutions are able to solve your problem then you most likely have a faulty dispenser assembly which you should call professionals from Fridge Depot near you to repair or you can always contact an Appliance Repair Team.

Refrigerator water dispenser not working

refrigerator water dispenser not working guide


Often times, the water dispenser in your fridge may have stopped working due to a frozen water supply.

This is most common in side-by-side refrigerators that are connected to water systems and are at room temperature.

The water inlet valve does not have continuity

The water inlet valve opens to supply water to the dispenser. If the inlet valve doesn’t open, the water won’t come out of the dispenser.

The problem could be with either the inlet valve or a low-flow condition which could mean that you need to replace the water filter.

To troubleshoot this problem you should turn off the ice dispenser and remove the access panel.

Check for any obvious problems such as kinks or restrictions in supply lines and also check for adequate flow of water coming into the ice compartment.

Most high-end models will consist of an internal flow meter if it does not show the proper flow of water then most likely your valve/solenoid is defective.

If there’s adequate pressure without kinks or restrictions and ice still won’t dispense, it will be necessary to bypass the filter by connecting a garden hose directly from your cold water source test ice maker operation after bypassing the filter before replacing same (if necessary).

Frozen Water Tube in Door

To check if the water supply tube is frozen, unplug the tube at the bottom of the door and blow some air through it.

If a breeze comes out, it means that your tube has frozen up and you may want to thaw it. On top of that, you can also work to maintain an appropriately cold temperature in your freezer.

You should hold temperatures between 0-10 degrees Fahrenheit for optimal results or minimums as recommended by food manufacturers. Extra cold temperatures can cause your tubes to freeze.

 Considering Dispenser Control Board

 considering dispenser control board

If a dispenser malfunctions, the most likely culprit is the control board. The control board acts as a centralized command center for all parking functions.

If you are having issues with an individual parking component, it’s best to isolate that specific piece first. If all components of a dispenser aren’t working.

However, it’s more likely that the control board has failed because it is responsible for supplying power to everything else within the machine.

Low Water Pressure from Housing Supply

You may have a low water pressure issue. The inlet valve serves to supply your home with all the wonderful water in the world and ensure a steady, continuous stream of it.

When the water pressure is too low, you’re unable to get that wonderful liquid pouring out of your faucet which can be devastating because what would life be without drinking through a straw for months on end?

So if your problem involves anything that’s not-fun related to waiting (or thinking about having to wait or waiting for someone else who’s waiting) then maybe it’s time to consider the possibility that you just have an insufficient water pressure issue and call a plumber.

The door switch does not have continuity

A refrigerator door directs water and ice into the dispenser. The door switch is located behind the switch cover panel on the lower-right surface of the refrigerator.

If a defective door switch causes the water to dispense from all locations, check for continuity at one-half second after switching it on. If there is no on or off position that has continuity, replace the defective door switch.

Defective Dispenser Switch

The dispenser switches send voltage to the dispenser. If one of the dispenser switches is faulty, the dispenser will not work.

To determine if a dispenser switch is faulty, use a multimeter to test each switch for continuity. If a dispenser switch fails this test, replace it.

Refrigerator water dispenser not working

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