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    pattyaor is offline Junior Member
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    Default SLOW water dispenser

    The water filter on my Kenmore side by side frig - model # 106.59762990 is painfully slow. it also has been very slow - but is seems to have gotten worse. I put in a brand new filter and it makes no difference. Is there anything I can do?

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    rscardigno is offline Administrator
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    Default How Slow?

    Refrigerator dispensers using water filters typically run at a much slower flow rate than sink faucets. The typical rate given normal water pressure, a new filter, and no obstructions in the water line is up to 1/2 gallon per minute. Once the filter has been used for a while, that will decrease. Time how many seconds it takes to fill an 8 oz glass and then we can see how close to a normal flow rate you are.

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    pattyaor is offline Junior Member
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    It took approx. 32 seconds. The rest of the water pressure in our house is fine.

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    rscardigno is offline Administrator
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    Default That is slow

    You are running at about 1/8 the speed that you should be with a new filter. Are you on city or well water? How old is your refrigerator? Their are a few possible problems to your situation.

    1) Refrigerator Water pump
    2) Scale Buildup
    3) Water line going into refrigerator or water pressure to the refrigerator water line obstructed in some way (valve not fully open, water line kinked, etc.)

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    pattyaor is offline Junior Member
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    We are on city water. The refrigerator is about 6 years old. I am trying to give my husband a clear direction as to where to look for the problem, after I have eliminated any that I can check out. Where can I check the valves? I know to check for kinks, we'll have to roll out the frig, so that will require his help. I have acutally already looked for kinks where the tube runs to the freezer door. That part looks fine. But I could die of old age getting a large glass of water! This is driving me crazy! Thanks for all your help! I looked on an appliance parts website and a water pump was not listed as a part for my frig.
    Last edited by pattyaor; 05-05-2006 at 08:33 AM.

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    jrschrock is offline Junior Member
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    Holy cow, over 30 seconds to fill an 8 oz. glass of water? Are you dehydrated by the time it's filled, lol? Refrigerator Water Filter systems are great, especially when using city water, but when those deposits build up, it's a nightmare. Out of curiosity, did you ever solve the problem?
    Last edited by Andy CWS; 10-27-2010 at 04:59 AM.

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    dwayne3427 is offline Junior Member
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    Hello everyone
    I wanted to save rain water and planning of installing a water tank and one my friend suggested me to take services from here, Is this this website really good?
    Last edited by Andy CWS; 10-29-2010 at 05:35 AM.

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