Whirlpool refrigerator dispenser not working
Common reasons your Whirlpool refrigerator dispenser is not working
The most common reasons your Whirlpool refrigerator dispenser is not working are a damaged water filter housing, old water filter or a malfunctioning dispenser.
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Most common repairs needed to fix a Whirlpool refrigerator
Water Filter Housing Replacement
A damaged refrigerator water filter housing may prevent the water filter from seating properly, hindering the flow of water through the filter to the water dispenser. This will also cause difficulty in inserting or removing the water filter. You may notice water leaking around the filter housing area, leading to puddles or moisture accumulation in and around the refrigerator. A Sears Home Services professional can inspect the housing and replace it if it’s damaged.
Water Filter Replacement
Using an old water filter in a refrigerator can lead to a reduction in water to the ice maker and water dispenser. The filter's capacity to effectively remove impurities diminishes over time, causing a decrease in the water flow rate. You may also notice a decline in the quality of the water and ice dispensed. An old water filter may no longer effectively remove contaminants, leading to a potential change in taste or odor of the dispensed water. This can be particularly noticeable if the filter has been in use beyond its recommended lifespan, typically 6 months.
When a refrigerator dispenser malfunctions, it can lead to various issues including the dispenser's failure to dispense water or ice, regardless of user input. This malfunction may stem from problems with the dispenser water supply, dispenser controls, or mechanical components within the dispenser assembly. There may be slow or insufficient water flow, inconsistent ice dispensing, or even complete non-functionality. A malfunctioning dispenser may also leak, causing water to pool around the dispenser area or even inside the refrigerator. For a thorough diagnosis and resolution of these issues, it is advisable to have a Sears Home Services professional address the situation.
What to expect when you experience a Whirlpool refrigerator dispenser not working issue
How is the dispenser not working problem fixed?
Correcting most dispenser not working problems usually involves replacing the water filter housing, water filter or dispenser. However, there are many potential causes, so a thorough diagnosis is key to fixing the problem. An accurate diagnosis is essential to understanding how much the repair will be.
Sears Home Services recommendations for a refrigerator dispenser that is not working
When the refrigerator dispenser is not working it can be for many reasons. To avoid replacing unneeded parts we recommend having a Sears Home Services professional perform diagnostic tests to identify the root cause of the problem. Our technicians are experienced at diagnosing all types of refrigerator failures.
What to look out for with a refrigerator dispenser not working diagnosis
Diagnosing modern appliances without proper knowledge and training can be difficult. Without using proper diagnostic techniques, fixing your refrigerator problem will only be achieved through changing parts on a hunch. Appliances, especially in the last 10 years, have become extremely advanced, and many models have electronic parts that are difficult to test. DIY repairs on the latest appliance models are becoming increasingly difficult.
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