My water dispenser is slowly leaking due to (I think) calcium buildup visible on the tube. Would replacing the Water Tube Assembly be the answer? Or replacing the Water Dispenser Lever? Or is there an on-off valve somewhere in the works?
Answer C. Kinion,
Replacing the water tube will make it so that there is not calcium build up but will not correct the dripping issue. To correct the dripping issue you will want to install a check valve at the bottom of the freezer door. The check valve is part number 8201815. You would remove the kickplate and cut the 1/4" tubing. Install the check valve with the arrow pointing toward the freezer door.
I am trying to replace 4388152 ( just the water filler in the door ) that I purchased from you . I tried the suggestion of pulling the tube behind the old one and it did not work. The new tube is about a foot short of exiting the hole at the bottom of the door. I am trying to find the easiest way to complete this . Please advise.
Answer Andy, the tube assembly is a total length of approximately 55 inches, and is usually longer than you need. I would have to think your tubing is "Bunching up" inside the door, if you're a foot short. Normally you'd attach a strong string or wire to the end of the tube , at the bottom of the door and extract the tube from the dispenser housing. Attach the string to the new tube, tape the end of the tube, so the edge doesn't catch on the door interior and insert it through the housing and use the string to "snake" the tube through the door/insulation assembly, and out th opening in the bottom of the door. You may be able to use a semi rigid cable or a string and vaccuum cleaner to snake another string through the door and try again.
The little plastic nozzle which dispenses water has disintegrated. I think I need to purchase and install part no. AP3108776. How do I remove the faceplate to access the ice/water dispenser compartment without destroying it? I've looked for screws-none; I've tried sliding a thin putty-knife under the bottom edge but can't find clips, etc. I don't think a replacement faceplate is available if I should break it. Help?
Answer Hello Barneybar. Remove the grill from the bottom and get a hold of the bottom of the front cover. While applying downward pressure, pull the cover out away from the freezer door. It seems as though you are going to break it but since it snaps onto plastic clips, it snaps off. When you reinstall it, you hook it on the top first, then bump it on with the back of your fist. I hope you found this helpful and I hope you have a great day!
I purchased the water tube kit #4388152. I got the faceplate removed but am unable to see how to replace the entire tubing and fitting. I followed the link you gave in a similar question, all it did was to show how to remove the face plate. Is it possible to replace this tubing myself???
Answer Tom, Yes, you could replace the water tube yourself. Be ready for quite a bit of frustration, In you case, you have the incorrect part, all you need is the plastic tube2196117 or use the water tube from the kit you purchased. Once you have the dispenser dismantled and the water tube is free from the mounting, you'll need to attach a long, strong string to the end of the tube in the dispenser. Grasp and pull out on the water tube at the bottom,hinge area of the door(turning and twisting the tube helps) once you've got the tube extracted, tape off or cap the end of the new water tube, attach the string to the water tube and pull the string back through the door lining and out the opening in the dispenser body. Good Luck and Thanks
Thanks for your help so far but have another question. I ordered AP3103466 last weekend, it arrived Thursday and I installed it today (Saturday). Everything was great for about 30 minutes, for the last 6 hours the water dispenser has been dripping AGAIN. Not as much, one drip every 10 minutes or so but still dripping. Could the new part I installed be defective or should I look for another cause? Too much water pressure?
Answer Lazlo, You probably have air in the system, from the tear down process. You need to get a large container, and run approximately 3 quarts of water through the dispenser, to clear the system , if the problem persists, then start looking at water pressure or a clogged/dirty water filter. Good Luck, and Thanks