Low water flow from fridge water dispenser


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Old 09-13-15, 07:08 PM
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Question Low water flow from fridge water dispenser

I have a fairly new Kenmore elite 36" french door fridge with bottom freezer (I think made by LG). Since new it had, what I thought, was slow water flow from the water dispenser. This was confirmed when I visited my sisters house and her fridge (samsung?) was dispensing water much faster. I also just replaced the filter and the flow did not change.

I pulled out the fridge to make sure the line was not kinked and check the water flow coming into the inlet valve and it was acceptable. I then rigged up the water so that it bypassed the inlet valve (and filter)and it was much better.

Is there a way to increase the flow on the inlet valve?

Could I permanently bypass the inlet valve?

Is there another solution that I could try?


Thanks in advance for the help.
 
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Old 09-13-15, 09:44 PM
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If you bypass the fill valve.... what will shut the water off ??

How is the ice maker performing ?
Normal sized cubes ?
What is the model number for the fridge ?
 
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Old 09-14-15, 03:44 AM
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The model# is 795.74023.410. (its a Canadian model)

The water flowed better when I bypassed the valve and did start and stop as usual when I pressed the water lever in the door. I'm not sure about the impact on the ice maker flow though.

The ice maker seems to be operating fine.

I didn't see a screen to clean on the inlet valve...Is there something else I can do to increase the flow?

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Any thoughts or suggestions?
 
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Old 09-16-15, 04:34 PM
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Sorry... I wasn't able to view the technical info on that model.

Other than trying different fill valves I can't really offer much additional help.
 
 

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