Water comes out fine but no ice cubes. I tried the water and no more jackhammer sound and the water flows nicely. I checked the web and found advice on adjusting the water pressure and filling the new filter with water. I tried everything from thawing the lines to replacing the water coupler. If your refrigerator has a water dispenser please try it. Tip: As someone also pointed out - make sure that the hammering sound is coming from the filter head assembly side. This happened to me too. 01/09/2020 by It needs to be a tight seal to really work well. I tried everything else and adding the washer did it! Same thing!!! It was like going over a small bump. I'm assuming the rubber gaskets are making a better seal. When replacing your refrigerator water filter, it is always recommended to “flush” it before use. At the suggestion of someone here, I put the filter in a bucket and filled it entirely with water, forcing out all the air within. If your refrigerator water dispenser is not working, pull the snap retainers away from the switch and slide it off the pegs. Most filters contain and are made up of carbon and a fabric filter. I resolved it by reducing the water pressure to the fridge. Your thoughts? Plastic hose on back of fridge sprang a leak… called for service as we were stumped, they offered that the water reservoir might be icing. so you just hold it under the faucet for 20 minutes? noticed the inside part is different from the OE smartwater mwf filter, tried ge mwf filter and it didn't work. The water flowed! Water inlet valves require a minimum of 20 psi to function properly. It makes me suspect they may be deliberately trying to sell either service or new appliances when the customer thinks his refrigerator is ageing and will continue to have issues. A washer in the filter can do the trick. Like some others here, I had to loosen mine a bit and water started flowing again. Obviously, try not to open the fridge during the process to help your food. Add a little more water. Check out our step-by-step guide on how to fix a refrigerator water dispenser, below. Most refrigerator manufacturers (Whirlpool, GE, Hotpoint, Frigidaire, Electrolux, LG, Samsung, KitchenAid, etc..) offer refrigerators with built-in water filters. See if there is a piece of styrofoam there! I got this idea after watching this YouTube video. Repeated the process five times. So a thin metal + rubber washer would probably be the best or just a single reasonable width metal washer or a hard plastic washer. The water for the dispenser travels into the fridge from the main supply line for your house, and a block in the valve that lets the water into the fridge may be what’s keeping your machine from dispensing water. Even that did not work. The plug works. if you have replaced the filter with the right filter, then just unplugged tehr refrig and plug it back. Most people are replacing the whole filter mount which would be the actual fix because there's nothing about it that's repairable. None of the new filters provided water flow. Examined old and new filter saw that the ARROW that tells you where to insert the filter caused the filter to actually be installed incorrectly so it could not open the water line ,therefore getting the hammering noise. I would wait about 10-20 mins then I could use the water again. If your water dispenser does not work, your ice dispenser likely has malfunctioned as well, because both devices use the same water source. If this eliminates the noise when dispensing water, check the filter head for dirt or debris. Why I would have to use manual defrost mode is beyond me. I figured that was just adhesion on a part that hadn’t been turned in more than a year. The water dispenser does not work unless the freezer door is fully closed. Simply, I used a standard rubber washer and put it in from the two "tits". Whirlpool refrigerators with water dispensers have filters that need periodic replacement. I had the same problem with a Samsung and the technical support dept said I must have used a cheap Wal-Mart replacement filter but they were wrong it was a Samsung. Try changing the water filter. Then I was able to get it to turn. Old filter would work fine new one would hammer and restrict water flow. 09/21/2015 by If it doesn’t have continuity it should be replaced. Using a cup, press and hold the dispenser for 5 seconds, and then release for 5 seconds. When I installed the new filter (as per instruction), I heard a release of air. But the fill method seems to speed things up. See instructions below. After a new filter installed on a refrigerator that was working fine - both water and ice suddenly needs all these parts replaced and a repairman (and a big bill!) I too had the exact same problem. No frozen lines or broken fridge, the water has to fill the filter and push the air out of the line. Created washers out of a cereal box, put inside top of filter and it worked. the "nipple") would leak water non-stop until either a filter or bypass plug were inserted, creating a big mess. Based on the comments and solutions suggested here, I thought the filter was defective so tried it out with four new filters - all same results. winnie Reed. © Copyright 2020 Hearst Communications, Inc. Watch the video. Last restort I compared to new & old filter side by side and noticed that the small tab below the dispensing nozzles on the new filter was a bit longer. Unplug the fridge. Filter then dispensed perfactly. Press the "Water Filter" button to display the filter condition. I told my son to try to get water from the fridge while I was decreasing the water flow. I you depress both of them they bounce back cause of spring pressure, The correct term "Check valves" possible one way . After re-inserting the cartridge in sideways in my hand with the thread ears sideways i imediatley heard the water start filling the cartride and thats when i finished pushing in and turning clockwise untill locked in. Installed it with the arrow facing the back of the fridge and voila, it works perfectly! Here is the foolproof solution. After replacing the filter, flush air from the system to prevent the dispenser from dripping. Clogged filters occur because of debris in the water line. But since the system was working perfectly before I changed a filter, I would bet the valve shorted out. Sandra Dunhill. If it does not work, please reach out to the vendor for a replacement filter. Tried multiple times to get it to work. Not as accurate as professional methods but would give you a clue. For days we talked to SAMSUNG CS had email from Samsung CS still. 01/06/2016 by I knew water pressure wasn’t the issue because the old filter worked fine. One time I got no water after changing and the old filter would not work either. Replace the filter with the filter bypass plug provided with your refrigerator. This will be difficult to track down. Returned the original GE one, and got another GE one thinking it was a defect in the filter. I NOW HAVE WATER COMING FULL FORCE FROM THE DISPENSER!!! Hammering and a tiny stream that turned into no stream of water tonight. if it's not getting all the way pushed in you will get a trickle of water or nothing. Suddenly the filter turned a bit more and then seated itself. Andrew Joseph, shrinivas I thought all these other solutions sounded like over kill! Trey Blacklock. It's a great hack and really works. Try pushing it several times and twist it until it dispenses water. This was the correct fix for us. The hammering occurs as a result of the dynamics of water flow, Venturi action and pressure on the loose inner piece. @notveryhandy. I now have a stream of water in my dispenser. A Whirlpool water dispenser requires at least 30 pounds per square inch of pressure to operate. Hi, Wanted to share my solution that worked. Look for a connection point at the bottom or top of the door, try removing the hose and blowing air through it and out the dispenser. Then installed the new filter with no hammer and strong flow. An improperly installed water filter prevents correct operation of the water dispenser. If there is no chip under the label, it is not a genuine RPWFE filter and will not work in the refrigerator. Water comes out great after buying 2 different filters. Check out the “slight” indent in the first rubber washer. I think something has changed in the manufacture of the filters in recent years such that the filter is actually putting up too much resistance to water flow. My theory anyways and tightening it with my mechanic gloves worked. Why do I need to flush my filter? Stop on "fd" (full defrost) it will beep very annoyingly, but usually an hour will take care of it. Hi! It is very common for refrigerator dispensers to get clogged up with things like … Finally just removed filter, closed door and ran a glass of water without the filter. With someone dispensing water (or trying to) I very slowly decreased the pressure by closing the valve until it stopped "hammering" and began to dispense water. It's the air in the lines that causes the hammering noise. The water filter button allows you to reset the light. If the pressure is lower than 30 psi, the water and ice dispensers will not function properly. As pointed out in the video link above, the filter assembly has a tiny "wedge" that must be fully pressed in for the filter system to work. Insert filter by gently rotating clockwise until it stops. This way your filter will not damage the nipple in the filter head assembly. Samsung just makes all around garbage refrigerators. 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