My water dispenser and ice maker both are working, but pressure at the dispenser varies a lot from use to use. You can press the dispenser button twice just seconds apart and one time pressure is "normal" and the second time it is high. The high pressure is much more than you would want to fill a glass. Is there a pressure reducer or regulator somewhere in the water system and what part would I replace to repair it ?
Answer Hello Henry,
This sounds like there may be air in your plumbing. This will cause erratic pressure effects in the water dispense system since liquid cannot be compressed and a "gas" (air) can be compressed. It's kind of like putting a spring in the water system to propel the water out when the valve is opened since the air in the system builds excessive pressure. Of course the way to tell is that the air, as it comes out of the dispense tube, will cause the water being dispensed to "sputter" and it is obvious that air is coming out with the water.
Otherwise, this would have to be caused by varying water pressure applied to the unit from the home plumbing since the system on the unit only opens a valve and the pressure applied is allowed to pass through. In other words, the refrigerator does not have any component on it to "push" the water. The water comes out by the home plumbing water pressure pushing it through the machine. The unit itself has no way to regulate the water pressure. This is done by the city water system at the meter by the street or, in the case of a well, the water tank will have a pressure regulator on it.
How do you get to the water tank (the one that supplies the filtered water dispenser) in the refrigerator to see if it has frozen?
Answer Haden, The water tank/reservoir R0131625 is located on the lower back wall of the refrigerator compartment. You will need to remove the crisper drawers and lower shelves to access, and check it. If it is slushy or frozen, check and make sure, the freezer temperature in not below 0 dgrs.F. (prefer 3-5 dgrs,) and the articles on the shelves are not blocking the air flow, and holding the air in the lower area of the fridge. Thanks
How easy is it to replace this valve assembly? Mine has failed, and is leaking water from a joint. Are the hose to valve connections compression fittings? Sealant needed?
Answer Hello JT. The valve 67006531 is easy to replace and does use compression fittings. to release the line, just press down on the fittings and then pull out the water lines. Make sure you have the water turned off before servicing and then turn back on after servicing.
Can I purchase the o-ring for the water valve - where the tubing connects to the valve?
Answer George, Sorry but No. The "O" rings are not available as a separate component. This valve has "compression" fittings and are internally set and sealed. You will need to replace the valve 67006531 and check to make sure the tubes are cut straight, they have no burrs, and are properly seated and locked in place in the "collars" of the valve. Thanks and Good Luck