Electronic machines can legit give you a hard time when they aren’t working properly. Fixing your electronics with some easy troubleshooting steps can really do wonders.
Water dispensers are not only our saviour from all those mom’s taunts of refilling the empty bottles but also are a great relief.
So if you are looking for some easy steps to fix your Frigidaire refrigerator water dispenser, worry not you are at the right place.
Following article contains various possible causes and conditions explaining why your water dispenser might not be working. So without much ado let’s fix your dispenser.
Causes and conditions
1) frozen water tube
The refrigerator may stop working if the water tube is frozen. First of all, before checking the water tube, make sure that the freezer is kept at a proper temperature. The freezer temperature should be between 0-10 Fahrenheit. If the freezer temperature is below 0 Fahrenheit, then the water tube may freeze.
Now to check whether the water tube is frozen or not, follow the following steps.
1) disconnect the water tube from the bottom of the refrigerator.
2) after disconnecting the water tube, blow air through it.
3) if the air passes through the tube then that means the water tube is fine and there is no problem in it.
If the air doesn’t pass from it then it means the water tube is frozen.
Thaw out the water pipe before connecting it back to the refrigerator.
2) Defective water inlet valve
The water inlet valve allows water supply to the dispenser. The valve requires at least 20psi to function properly otherwise the valve won’t open and will not allow water supply to the dispenser.
To check whether the valve is defective or not follow the following steps
1) make sure that the water pressure of the valve is at least 20psi.
2) use a multimeter to check the continuity of water
If the above two conditions are not fulfilled then your valve is defective and you need to change the water inlet valve of your water dispenser.
3) low water pressure from the housing supply
If the water pressure is lower than 20psi then the water valve won’t work. Low water supply to the dispenser may result in the poor working of the water dispenser. If the water flow is less than 20psi then Fix the water pressure of the water dispenser.
4) faulty dispenser control board
With the help of the dispenser control board, you can control the functions of the water dispenser. . If the control board is faulty, it may stop supplying power to the entire dispenser system. To know if your dispenser board is working or not, just check and test each of the dispenser components one by one. If one is not working that means you need to get it repaired or if the entire board is at fault then you need to change the board.
5) choked water filter
If your water filter is choked, the water would not flow to the water dispenser and prevent it from working properly. For the proper working of the water filter, you need to ensure that the filter is changed every six months. Changing the water filter every six months ensures that the water flow does the water dispenser without any problem and it would also avoid your filter from getting choked. A clean water filter always ensures good water quality, so taking care of the water filter is a must. If your filter is choked you need to change the water filter and get a new one.
6) Defective door switch
Whenever your refrigerator door is open the door switch ensures that the ice and water dispenser switch is off. If you have a defective door switch, then the water dispenser will not turn on and hence won’t work. To check whether the door switch is working properly or not
1) get yourself a multimeter
2) test the dispenser to look for continuity when activated
If you find continuity, then it means there is no problem with your door switch but if the multimeter doesn’t show continuity then you need to change the door switch.
I hope this article helped you in fixing your Frigidaire refrigerator water dispenser.