Checked out water valve as previous suggested and it checks out ok. Seems that water tank may be froze. Any suggestions to fix that. How do you get to water tank?
Answer D.R.K. To access the water tank, you'll need to remove the shelves in the refrigerator compartment. The water tanks is mounted to the back wall, just above the "Deli Drawer". If it is frozen you need to check a few things first, check the freezer air temperature, it should average 5 to 7 dgrs F. Make sure there are'nt any articles hanging over the edges of the shelve , or large, tall articles blocking the air damper in the center of the top shelf. You may want to order and install a water tank anti freeze kit 12002776 as well. Good Luck and Thanks.
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If water dispenser does not work and can hear pump run when dispenser is pushed. Would it most likely be dual water valve plugged on dispenser side? Ice maker still works.
Answer Hello D.R.K. First you will need to check and see if the water filter is good. Also check the water tank in the refirgerator section and make sure it is not froze. If you remove the water line at the valve for the dispenser, and press for water and water comes out, the valve is ok. Hope this helps.
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This is an Amana side by side with Ice and Water in the freezer door. After replacing the filter the water dispenser in the door works fine. There is no water going into the ice maker and no ice being made. When you select crushed ice the maker grinds away but nothing in the hopper to grind. I plan to purchase the dual water valve that is accessible at the rear of the appliance. Are there any other options I should consider? Bill
Answer Hello Bill,
The failure of the ice maker was just a coincidence. The water for the ice maker is not routed through the filter. Check the fill tube. If it has clear ice in it you will need to clear it with a hair dryer and replace the water inlet valve (AP4080862). If there is no ice in the fill tube, you should remove the plastic cover off of the front of the ice maker and make sure there are two tabs in the center of the big geared wheel. If there are, they should not be touching one another. If one tab is missing or the tabs are touching, replace the ice (AP4135008).
MY KITCHENAID 48 WIDE REFRIGERATOR DOES NOT MAKE ICE AS FAST AS IT DID WHEN IT WAS NEW APROX 7 YRS OLD , ALSO A VERY MINOR DRIP ON THE WATER DISPENCER , SHOULD I REPLACE THE W ATER VALVE ,
Answer Dave, Low water pressure/flow and air in the water system can cause both of your issues. Replacing the water inlet valve and flushing a couple of gallons of water through the freezer door dispenser, will be a good and proper place to start. We presume you have already checked an replaced the water filter. And your refrigerator water supply is not attached to a reverse osmosis filter system.
Water tube that feeds ice maker freezes closed not allowing water to enter ice machine. Just ordered dual water valve. Will this correct problem?
Answer Hello Stephen. If the water valve had a slow leak and was causing the fill tube to freeze up and clog, then the new water valve will fix the issue with the unit.
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.