How to purge air from a refrigerator water dispenser video
Learn how to purge the air from a refrigerator water line, so water flows from the dispenser without sputtering.
For advice on diagnosing refrigerator problems and installing replacement parts in your refrigerator, see PartsDirect's refrigerator repair help.
Symptoms common to all refrigerators
Choose a symptom to see related refrigerator repairs.
Main causes: jammed ice cubes, broken ice maker assembly, dirty water filter, kinked water line, bad water valve, freezer not cold enough
Main causes: damaged door seal, faulty defrost sensor or bi-metal thermostat, broken defrost heater, bad defrost timer or control board
Main causes: leaky door gasket, defrost system failure, evaporator fan not running, dirty condenser coils, condenser fan not running
Main causes: control board or cold control failure, broken compressor start relay, compressor motor failure, defrost timer problems
Main causes: water valve leaking, frozen or broken defrost drain tube, overflowing drain pan, cracked water system tubing, leaking door seal
Things to do: clean condenser coils, replace the water filter, clean the interior, adjust doors to prevent air leaks, clean the drain pan
Main causes: blocked air vents, compressor problems, condenser or evaporator fan not working, control system failure, sensor problems
Main causes: blocked vents, defrost system problems, evaporator fan failure, dirty condenser coils, bad sensors, condenser fan not working
Repair guides common to all refrigerators
These step-by-step repair guides will help you safely fix what’s broken on your refrigerator.
Help your refrigerator run more efficiently by cleaning the condenser coils. It's easy and takes just a few minutes.
Replace the water valve that feeds water to the ice maker and water dispenser if it no longer controls the flow of water.
If the temperature in your refrigerator doesn't match the temperature you set, the problem could be the temperature control board—a service technician can give you a definite diagnosis. If the board is at fault, follow these steps to replace it yourself.
Articles and videos common to all refrigerators
Use the advice and tips in these articles and videos to get the most out of your refrigerator.
Discover how easy it is to replace the water filter in your KitchenAid refrigerator.
Get tips and advice on replacing the water filter in your LG refrigerator.
Learn how to fix a broken evaporator fan