Your refrigerator’s water dispenser only has one job: to dispense water. That’s why it can become a huge point of frustration when it suddenly stops working. You’ve been relying on it as your source of filtered water, and now you can’t even use it!
Fortunately, you can try to get to the bottom of your fridge’s water dispenser problems by running through this troubleshooting checklist. Try these out and see if you can identify the issue!
Quick Troubleshooting Guide for Your Fridge Water Dispenser
- Check the water tube. Is it frozen? Disconnect the tube and try blowing air through it. If no air goes through, you know you have an ice blockage. Your freezer’s setting is probably too cold.
- Look at the water inlet valve. Is it defective? This could be causing water pressure and/or water continuity problems. If you don’t have a pressure gauge or multimeter, you’ll need to call a technician for help.
- Try the other functions on the dispenser, i.e. the ice cube and crushed ice functions. If those aren’t working either, then you likely have a control board problem.
- Check the dispenser switch and door switch for continuity. These are common causes of water dispenser malfunctions, but if you don’t have access to a multimeter, then you’ll need the service of a professional technician.
- Replace the water filter. A common source of water dispenser problems is an old, clogged filter. You should replace the filter every six months to avoid issues and keep your drinking water clean.
We hope this helps you narrow down the culprit behind your refrigerator water dispenser issue!
However, if you’re still having trouble, please don’t hesitate to reach out. All Brands Appliance Repair is here to help homeowners in Wilmington, Tewksbury, Burlington, and surrounding areas.