This article will serve as a guide for troubleshooting and fixing your Daewoo refrigerator dispenser problems without any hassle.
Daewoo Refrigerator Water Dispenser Not Working – How to Fix
If your Daewoo refrigerator water dispenser is not functioning properly, you can fix it by troubleshooting and replacing any of the following components found to be defective:
1. Door Switch
When you open the door of your Daewoo refrigerator, the door switch triggers the water dispenser and ice maker to turn off. The dispenser will remain off if the door switch is faulty.
You can ascertain the working condition of the door switch by performing a continuity test using a multimeter. The test result will inform you if you need to get a new door switch.
2. Dispenser Control Board
The entire electrical component of a refrigerator dispenser is controlled by the dispenser control board. Having a faulty dispenser control board means that the components it controls will malfunction.
If you troubleshoot the dispenser parts and you realize most of them are not working, the dispenser control board is most likely the culprit. You have to change the control board to get the dispenser working properly again.
3. Water Inlet Valve
As the water inlet valve opens, water flows to the dispenser. If the water pressure is not large enough to force the valve open or if the valve is broken, water will not get to the dispenser.
Refrigerator manufacturers and repair experts recommend that water pressure should be slightly above 20 psi for the valve to open. If the water pressure is up to the recommended level and the valve still refuses to open, test it for continuity. Replace the water inlet valve if the test reading indicates that it lacks continuity.
4. Water Tube
If the water tube in the dispenser freezes up, the dispenser will stop dispensing water. To know if the water tube is frozen, test if air flows through it. If air does not flow through the tube, that means it is frozen and needs to be thawed.
After thawing the frozen water tube, ensure that the freezer temperature is between 0 and 10 degrees Fahrenheit. If the temperature goes above or below that margin, the water tube will either freeze up again or become too warm.
5. Water filter
The water filter is installed in the dispenser to ensure you get clean drinking water. As the water filter sieves out dirt from the water, it will get clogged over time. When this happens, you need to change the water filter.
That said, you can install the bypass plug that comes with your refrigerator while you get a new water filter.
Note: It is important to disconnect the power supply to your refrigerator before you start inspection and repair. This simple action can save your life in the event of an electrical mishap.
Daewoo Ice Dispenser Not Working – What to Do
If your Daewoo ice dispenser refrigerator is not working, replace any of the following components you find defective:
1. Ice Crusher Blade
Check if ice is obstructing the ice crusher blades. If it is, thaw out the ice with warm water. Replace the ice crusher blades if you notice they are broken.
2. Dispenser Solenoid
Another component to troubleshoot if your refrigerator ice dispenser stops working is the dispenser solenoid. This component triggers the door flap to open, release ice and close again. The door flap will remain shut if the dispenser solenoid breaks down.
A reliable way to know if the dispenser solenoid is faulty and due for replacement is by carrying out a continuity test. You can also observe the actuator pin to see if it rotates freely. If the pin does not rotate freely, get a new dispenser solenoid.
3. Dispenser Door Motor
The dispenser door motor triggers the door flap to close when the dispenser is not in use, so cold air does not escape. If the dispenser door motor is faulty, the door flap will not open and you will not get ice when you need it.
To know if the door motor is faulty, check if it is receiving power. If an adequate amount of power supply is getting to the door motor and it still does not run, change it.
Another way to know if the dispenser door motor is faulty is by testing it for continuity. Replace the door motor if the result shows it does not have continuity.
4. Dispenser Actuator
None of the dispenser switches will work if the dispenser actuator breaks down. And if the dispenser switches do not work, your icemaker cannot produce and dispense ice. Check if the dispenser actuator is broken and replace it if it is.
5. Auger Motor
Having a broken or burnt auger motor means that there will be nothing to push ice down the chute. To know if the auger motor is broken, detach the ice bucket from the dispenser and rotate the bucket auger with your hand.
If you notice that the bucket auger rotates freely, test it for continuity. If the auger motor does not have power or continuity, replace it.
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6. Dispenser Switch
Without the dispenser switch, voltage will not get to the dispenser. You can know if the dispenser switch is the cause of your Daewoo refrigerator dispenser problems by using a multimeter to conduct a continuity test. Go for a replacement if the dispenser switch lacks continuity.
7. Dispenser Control Board
As we mentioned earlier, the dispenser control board facilitates the operation of all other components of the dispenser. If the dispenser control board is defective, the component it controls will stop functioning.
The dispenser control board is most likely the culprit if most components of the ice dispenser are not working. Inspect the control board carefully and replace it if you discover it is the source of ice dispenser problems.
Before you attempt to troubleshoot and fix your faulty ice dispenser, ensure the refrigerator is not receiving any power supply to prevent electrocution.
Daewoo Refrigerator Water Dispenser Leaking – Solutions
If your Daewoo refrigerator dispenser is leaking, troubleshoot the following components to know the main cause of the problem and then fix it:
1. Water Filter
Your refrigerator water dispenser will leak if the seal on the water filter head is torn or missing. If you notice any sign of cracks on the water filter head, replace it immediately to stop it from leaking.
Also, check for any cracks on the water filter housing. If the filter housing is cracked, replace it.
Another cause of dispenser leakage is if the water filter is not fitted properly to the water filter housing. Connect the water filter and housing properly to prevent further leaks.
2. Water Tank Assembly
If there is any crack on the water tank assembly, it will start leaking. You have to be careful when inspecting the water tank because leaks are mostly unnoticeable. If you find the source of the leak on the water tank, replace it instead of gluing it.
Do not rule out the possibility of air being trapped in the water line. If that is the case, there will be a pressure build-up that forces some water to leak from the opening of the dispenser.
To get rid of the trapped air in the water line, place a glass beneath the dispenser and fill the glass with water. Keep dispensing the water for about three or four minutes until all the air trapped in the tank escapes.
3. Water Inlet Valve
Water is supplied to the icemaker through the water inlet valve. If the water inlet valve is not properly installed or if it is cracked, you will notice your dispenser is leaking.
Painstakingly check every corner of the water inlet valve to see if it is responsible for the leaks. If the issue is just a connection problem, connect the valve properly following the manufacturer’s guidelines.
However, if the water inlet valve is broken, get a new one. Check out the video below to learn more about fixing a broken water inlet valve…
4. Drip Tray
The drip tray is positioned below the dispenser to catch any water that may spill over as you use the dispenser. The drip tray is almost like a flat tray, so it gets filled pretty quickly. When that happens, you need to empty the drip tray to prevent water from spilling over to the floor.
Before you attempt to check and fix your leaking water dispenser, ensure the refrigerator is not receiving any power supply to prevent electric shock.
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