Water Dispenser Issues

GE Refrigerator Water Dispenser Too Slow?

Posted by on Feb 12, 2014 in Water Dispenser Issues | 1 comment

If your GE fridge is dispensing water too slowly (i.e. no pressure) then you might want to recall the last time you changed your water filter. The manufacturer recommends changing it every 6 months but realistically I get around to it every year or two.  The filters tend to get clogged up with debris slowly, over time so it is difficult to notice until it seems to take forever to fill your cups. You’ll notice the water will flow much faster once you change your filter – it is almost list a new fridge! Of course it is also good to replace your filter regularly so it cleans the...

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Update – 3 Years After my GE Refrigerator Water Dispenser Repair

Posted by on Feb 11, 2014 in Water Dispenser Issues | 2 comments

It has been 4 years since I repaired my GE water line with the GE WR49X10173 Dispenser Water Tube Heater. It worked flawless for years until a few months ago it froze again so I popped off the cover to make sure it was still working. It was still heating so I used the hair dryer trick to heat the back of the water dispenser cover from inside the freezer then lowered the temp a bit and it worked. So, if you have any GE refrigerator that isn’t dispensing water then purchase the GE WR49X10173 Dispenser Water Tube Heater and you’ll be back in business within minutes! Tell us about...

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Is Your Refrigerator Water Dispenser Line Frozen?

Posted by on Dec 17, 2010 in Water Dispenser Issues | 127 comments

Well, mine was! Apparently, this is a fairly common problem for the water dispenser line in the GE  and other side-by-side refrigerators to freeze. It seems there is an issue with the insulation inside the door taking on too much moisture so it doesn’t insulate the line well enough to keep it from freezing. 1 . Test to See if it’s Frozen If you need to check if your line is frozen, simply remove the kick plate off the bottom of the fridge then unhook the water line just under the left door. Simply pull the two blue tabs apart to unhook the line. Place a cup under the line going...

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WR49X10173 – GE Water Dispenser Heater

Posted by on Dec 15, 2010 in Water Dispenser Issues | 5 comments

If you are searching for the GE WR49X10173 part then you’ve probably determined that your water line is frozen on your GE refrigerator. This is a very common problem for GE side by side refrigerators. Typically your ice maker is still making ice and you’ll hear a “click” when activating the water dispenser. This water line heater attaches to the water dispenser control panel in about 15 minutes. It keeps the line warm enough to keep it from freezing again. For $30 you can’t beat it! I also purchased a new water filter (below) as it had been about 5 years since I...

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GE Refrigerator Water Dispenser not Working?

Posted by on Dec 11, 2010 in Water Dispenser Issues | 188 comments

Recently my water dispenser simply quit working on my General Electric side-by-side refrigerator. We’ve had the GE refrigerator for roughly 5 years and never had this issue.  The ice maker was still making ice so I knew it was still receiving water.  The  ice dispenser worked fine when tried to dispense water, I heard a click and the light came on so I assumed the electronics in the dispenser control panel were ok.   I spent several hours reading forums and testing various theories.  I eventually determined that the water line inside the door was frozen.  You see, the water...

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