Kenmore Fridge only dispenses 1 glass of water after changing filter


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Old 10-12-21, 03:17 PM
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Kenmore Fridge only dispenses 1 glass of water after changing filter

Hi all, have looked but cannot find the answer to this question on the forum. Anyway, we have a Kenmore side-by-side fridge (model # 795.51022011 ) and it stopped dispensing water one day. It had been about 6 months since we changed the filter, so we put a new filter in. The fridge dispensed about a glass of water, then stopped?? We made sure the doors were closed & there was power. **When we remove the filters, water does come out of where the filter plugs into - so we know it\'s getting water), We replaced the filter after checking it over. Once again, we inserted the new filter and got the same results (dispenses about a glass of water then nothing). We do hear a slight humming when we push the glass against the little paddle to get the water to come out.. Just to be sure, we installed a another water filter & got the same results. We know it was working with the same brand water filter before, and we have changed it out 2 more times. We know it is getting water up to the dispenser because we can get about a glass of water there before it stops dispensing. **Note, the ice dispenser broke (not repaired) a few months after the warranty ended, but the water has been dispensing for years after that. Anyone have any ideas?
 
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Old 10-12-21, 03:40 PM
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Do you hear a hum come from the back of the fridge when you call for water ?
The two most popular problems with those LG fridges is defective water valve or frozen water line in the door.
 
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Old 10-13-21, 12:54 PM
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First of all, thanks for helping an old man trying to fix this. To answer your question we do hear a little hum when we push on the paddle for the water. **Our ice maker has not worked in 8 years, and we have been getting water out of this fridge without any problems (until now). And the water coming out isn't that cold. Oh, is this Kenmore fridge actually made by LG? If so, do you know the corresponding LG model number? Finally, we don't have the filter by-pass plug, and they are too expensive to buy right now, just to diagnose. Is it possible to make our own by-pass plug using an old filter? Perhaps by closing off the the hole in the top of the filter?
 
 

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