Saturday, June 22, 2013

Common Issues Affecting Refrigerator Water Dispenser

The daily recommendation for water intake is 6-8 8-ounce glasses per day. Those lucky enough to have an Electrolux refrigerator with a water dispenser get fresh, cold, filtered water that taste great so long as they keep the filter clean and the dispenser in working condition. 

Common Issues Affecting Refrigerator Water Dispenser 

Here are three common problems and a description of how to check and repair the issues. 

Water Filter – A clogged filter can cause bad tasting water, impure water, and dispenser malfunction. Always check and change the filter according to manufacturer recommendations. This is one of the cheapest and easiest fixes so you should always check it first. 

Frozen Water in Door Tube – Find an entry tube and connection point. Remove the hose from a connection point and blow air through the tube out of the dispenser. If air comes through, frozen water is not the problem. If air does not pass through, raise freezer temperature to 0-10 degrees Fahrenheit, thaw the hose, and check it again to determine that the problem is fixed. Keeping the freezer at that temperature setting should prevent future freezing. 

Dispenser Switch Malfunction – Using an Ohmmeter, test the switch for continuity and replace if there is no continuity according to test results. The dispense actuator activates the switch and could be the problem. If your water dispenser is malfunctioning, find your Electrolux refrigerator parts and accessories at


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