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I have an American Fridge Frezeer the water in the ...

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I have an American Fridge Frezeer the water in the dispenser keeps leaking and it takes no time to the ice machine has filled the container. I had to turn the freezer part up to three. Its a Whirlpool
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  The Home Smithy replied 8 years ago.

HiCustomer

What is the model number of your unit, please?

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Reply to The Home Smithy's Post: The model number is XXXXX
Expert:  The Home Smithy replied 8 years ago.
Ok so you are saying that the ice maker is leaking into the ice bucket? Or is it the water dispensor that you get a drink from that is leaking?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
The water dispenser tube that ldown from the back push when wis requested is dripping even when the water dispenser is locked
Expert:  The Home Smithy replied 8 years ago.

Ok Billy;

What you have is a bad dispensor solinoid. This is located at the back of your unit. To find it just trace the water line from your wall to where it comes into your fridge. It may go to the water filter first but after that it goes to the solinoid. Change this part and you will be good to go.

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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
The water dispenser tube that sticks down from the back push when it is in the locked postion is dripping even when the water dispenser is locked
Expert:  The Home Smithy replied 8 years ago.

Yes I understand that Billy.

What I am trying to tell you is that the tube in the front is not the problem.

The problem is the part at the back if the refrigerator. It is called the "water dispensor solinoid" (or just solinoid).

When you push the lever in the front to get a glass of water it makes the solinoid open. Then when you pull the glass away the solinoid is supposed to shut off.

Your solinoid is not shutting off all the way. This makes the front leak.

Do you understand what I am saying now? I can draw you a diagram if you like.

Best regards; THS

 

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