How to fix a refrigerator water dispenser with a case of the dribbles

by Samurai Appliance Repair Man on June 14, 2011

in Refrigerator Repair

Chris wrote:

I have a 9 year old whirlpool side by side fridge (mod #GC5SHGXKB00) that has developed a drip at the water dispenser. I thought maybe the inlet valve was stuck, so I put on a new one and it still drips. Any ideas?
Thanks

It’s common for air to get in the line from any number of ways. As this air warms up, it expands and pushes on the water. That pressurized water will go to the path of least resistance: out the dispenser spout. So, if this is what’s going on, then the cure is to purge the air from the system. And the easiest way to do that is to run at least three gallons water out the dispenser.

PS: Heard back from Chris and this fixed his problem.

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