There are few possible reasons why a Frigidaire refrigerator water is slow. Thankfully, there are easy and quick ways to fix them, as we explain in this article.
Frigidaire Refrigerator Water Is Slow – What to Do
Begin this fix by checking the ice cubes. Normally, the ice maker should make a full tray of ice at every production. And the cubes should be strong and normal-sized.
But if the tray doesn’t fill up and the ice is small or hollow, the pressure of water to the ice maker is low. And this may be because of the water filter.
Therefore, do the following if you find that your Frigidaire refrigerator water is slow:
Frigidaire Refrigerator Water Is Slow – Check the Water Filter
If the filter has not been changed in the last six months, change it. It is affecting the water pressure and is impeding the flow of water from the refrigerator.
And even if you have changed it recently, consider how often you use water and ice. And also consider the quality of water in your area. This may mean you have to change more often than every six months.
In addition, consider the type of filter in use. The filter must be compatible with your Frigidaire refrigerator model if it is to work well. Plus, it must be installed properly. Otherwise, you will experience leaks or poor water and ice quality.
If you do replace the filter, dispense water for about 30 to 40 seconds. Doing this removes air or any debris from the water lines and filter.
Frigidaire Refrigerator Water Is Slow – Check the Water Pressure
A clogged water filter definitely affects the pressure of water. Debris and other deposits fill up the filter over time and block the passage of water.
Not only would this slow the force of water through the filter, but it would also reduce the quality of water.
After replacing the filter, try dispensing water. If the pressure increases, you know the filter was the problem. But if it does not, it means the pressure is not enough.
Have a qualified plumber increase the pressure up to 20psi; this is the least point for adequate pressure. It should not exceed 120psi.
Frigidaire Refrigerator Water Is Slow – Check the Water Line
See if there are kinks in the water line. Smoothen and straighten the line so that water can flow freely to the refrigerator. Kinks in the line reduce the force with which water flows.
Additionally, ensure there are no holes in the line. Leakages reduce the amount of water that gets to the unit if any. Replace the water line if there is any damage.
Check the Water Inlet Valve
Be sure the valve is fully open and there is no obstruction. Go to the bottom back of the refrigerator and turn the inlet valve off. Next, turn it on to full force. Then, check the water from the dispenser.
You can also check the valve for dirt or debris around its mouth. Debris can stop or reduce water flow and this occurs in an area where the water quality is poor.
If you can, clean the mouth to free it as much as possible. Otherwise, replace the inlet valve.
Check the Saddle Valve
Open the saddle valve and close it to be sure it is working. Then, open it fully to help the water flow. It may be blocked or malfunctioning and performing this exercise can help clear any blockage.
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Other Factors that Make Frigidaire Refrigerator Water Slow
There are a few other factors to consider when the water dispenser in your Frigidaire refrigerator dispenses water too slow:
Solenoid of Inlet Valve
If the solenoid is faulty, it may cause the valve to malfunction. You can test it for power and resistance using a multimeter. If there is none, replace it.
The water filtration system you installed in your home affects the pressure of the water around your home, including the refrigerator. The same applies even if it is the Reverse Osmosis system.
To fix this, consider having a separate water line from the housing supply to the refrigerator without channeling through the filtration system. But if you don’t want that, check the filters in the Reverse Osmosis system. They may need replacing.
If all else fails, bring in the big guns. Contact Frigidaire to report the issue and request service. This is especially needed if you have a warranty running.
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