fridge water shuts off too slowly


X

xrongor

whenever i get a glass of water from the fridge dispenser, after you remove
the glass it takes a full second for the water to stop. and it seems to be
slowly getting longer. its long enough that if you just pull the glass away
when done it squirts water all over.

the fridge came with my house and its about 10 years old. its never just
shut right off and youve always had to wait like a split second before
pulling the glass away. and it seems to be getting longer and longer before
it does so right when you get used to how long it should take, it takes just
a bit longer...

is this the norm? or is there an easy fix? ive cleaned the mechanism as
best i can without disassembling the fridge door and it didnt help at all.

randy
 
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PrecisionMachinisT

xrongor said:
whenever i get a glass of water from the fridge dispenser, after you remove
the glass it takes a full second for the water to stop. and it seems to be
slowly getting longer. its long enough that if you just pull the glass away
when done it squirts water all over.

the fridge came with my house and its about 10 years old. its never just
shut right off and youve always had to wait like a split second before
pulling the glass away. and it seems to be getting longer and longer before
it does so right when you get used to how long it should take, it takes just
a bit longer...

is this the norm? or is there an easy fix? ive cleaned the mechanism as
best i can without disassembling the fridge door and it didnt help at all.
Look up under there, IIRC there's a switch to keep kids from messing with
it--might be half cocked or something ??
 
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xrongor

PrecisionMachinisT said:
Look up under there, IIRC there's a switch to keep kids from messing with
it--might be half cocked or something ??

i dont see any such switch. the only switch is the one that triggers the
water. even if i dont use the 'lever' and just press the switch directly it
still takes a while to shut off. my best guess is that the valve that
closes may be getting clogged hence closing more slowly. we do have hard
water..

if it were just like this all the time it would be managable but the fact
that its slowly getting longer and longer is very annoying..

thx
randy
 
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PrecisionMachinisT

xrongor said:
i dont see any such switch. the only switch is the one that triggers the
water. even if i dont use the 'lever' and just press the switch directly it
still takes a while to shut off. my best guess is that the valve that
closes may be getting clogged hence closing more slowly. we do have hard
water..

if it were just like this all the time it would be managable but the fact
that its slowly getting longer and longer is very annoying..
I just looked at ours, a whirlpool--theres a lockout switch in addition to
the lever, but its electric.

My bets on a clogged screen or the is valve giving you problems.
 
X

xrongor

whenever i get a glass of water from the fridge dispenser, after you
seems mechanism directly

I just looked at ours, a whirlpool--theres a lockout switch in addition to
the lever, but its electric.

My bets on a clogged screen or the is valve giving you problems.
ill tear into it when it bugs me just a bit more. im pretty sure the valve
isnt closing properly due to deposits or wear.

randy
 
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jeff

xrongor said:
whenever i get a glass of water from the fridge dispenser, after you remove
the glass it takes a full second for the water to stop. and it seems to be
slowly getting longer. its long enough that if you just pull the glass away
when done it squirts water all over.

the fridge came with my house and its about 10 years old. its never just
shut right off and youve always had to wait like a split second before
pulling the glass away. and it seems to be getting longer and longer before
it does so right when you get used to how long it should take, it takes just
a bit longer...

is this the norm? or is there an easy fix? ive cleaned the mechanism as
best i can without disassembling the fridge door and it didnt help at all.

randy
Hi,

Model#?

Low water presure can prevent the fill valve from closing properly,
bad fill valve can also do this....least common but does happen is a
bad water reservoir tank ( breathing/flexing or cracked ) and air in
the tank will cause water flow after the glass has been removed.
Normally if the switch in the dispensor is sticking the water will
flow all the time or be intermittant on keepign power sent ot the fill
valve when the glass has been removed.

jeff.
Appliance Repair Aid
http://www.applianceaid.com/
 
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