- Home


Air Conditioners | Dehumidifiers | Dishwashers | Disposals | Dryers | Freezers | Humidifiers | Ice Makers | Microwave Ovens | Ovens, Ranges, Stoves | Refrigerators | Trash Compactors | Washers | Water Filters

FAQs | Contact | Apprenticeship | Parts | Model Number Help | Newsletter | Beer
- > Do-It-Yourself Appliance Repair Help > The Kitchen Appliance Repair Forum > Kenmore water dispenser won't dispense!

Find Appliance Parts & Diagrams Here
Enter a model number, part number, type of appliance, brand, or even a part description.

365-day return policy on all parts ordered through this site!


 Moderated by: BrntToast, RegUS_PatOff, appl.tech.29501 Search Our Sites for More Info!
New Topic Printer Friendly
Kenmore water dispenser won't dispense!  Rate Topic 
AuthorPost
You have chosen to ignore Brad. click Here to view this post

 Posted: Sat Apr 16th, 2005 10:25 pm
   
2nd Post
Jedi Appliance Guy



Joined: Mon Mar 21st, 2005
Location: West Palm Beach, Florida USA
Posts: 684
Flavorite Brew: Diet Green Tea
Status: 
Offline
Sometimes when it does that you need to change this thing

Back To Top  

You have chosen to ignore Brad. click Here to view this post

 Posted: Mon Apr 18th, 2005 10:25 pm
   
4th Post
Ron



Joined: Sun Apr 3rd, 2005
Location:  
Posts: 368
Flavorite Brew: railroad gin
Status: 
Offline
Brad,  it's possible the problem may be in the selection switch but check out a couple things first.   First make sure that the desp. lever is making the switch.  This switch is on the housing that the Samari sent you a picture of.  Next,  your model has a water reservoir on the refrigerated side in back,   This could be frozen near the outlet of the reservoir.  It has two lines going to it,  one going in and one going out to the water desp.  Take a hair dryer and go over it lightley so you don't burn it,  keep moving the thing.   Then check the desp. again...see if it starts spitting water....Ron

Back To Top  

 Posted: Tue Apr 19th, 2005 12:49 am
   
5th Post
Jedi Appliance Guy



Joined: Mon Mar 21st, 2005
Location: West Palm Beach, Florida USA
Posts: 684
Flavorite Brew: Diet Green Tea
Status: 
Offline
   Usually not "electronics".  Put your ear to the fridge.  Make sure you hear the little switch in the dispenser recess CLICK when you press the cradle to get water.  Do you hear a hum coming from the solenoid?  Could also be the door switch.  Do you own a meter?  Could also be frozen someplace like Ron says.

    To get the cover off so you can get at the part I mentioned you'll need a large flat screwdriver.  Get on your knees and look up at the bottom of the recess area.  You'll see two places where you can put the screwdriver blade.  Don't scratch your freezer door.  Give the screwdriver a firm turn.  You will hear a horrible loud crack.  Do it to both side then pull the bottom out and lift up.  Piece of cake after that.

 

 

Back To Top    

You have chosen to ignore Brad. click Here to view this post

You have chosen to ignore Brad. click Here to view this post

 Posted: Sat Apr 23rd, 2005 07:53 pm
   
8th Post
Jedi Appliance Guy



Joined: Mon Mar 21st, 2005
Location: West Palm Beach, Florida USA
Posts: 684
Flavorite Brew: Diet Green Tea
Status: 
Offline
You're welcome Brad.  Glad I could help.  Couldn't have done it without the Samurai.

May the force be with you.

Back To Top  

You have chosen to ignore Mr. Fixit Dad. click Here to view this post

 Posted: Sat Mar 4th, 2006 06:06 pm
   
10th Post
Pegi
Fellow, Academy of Sublime Masters of Appliantology


Joined: Tue May 3rd, 2005
Location: Wichita Falls, Texas USA
Posts: 13120
Flavorite Brew: Sweet Iced Tea
Status: 
Offline
I would start by seeing if the fill valve on the disp side is going bad, not holding open when power is applied to the coil...



____________________
To ask a question, use our new forums==> http://appliantology.org

365-Day No-Hassle Return Policy at RepairClinic!
Back To Top  

 Posted: Mon Mar 6th, 2006 12:19 am
   
11th Post
jmundus
Grasshopper
 

Joined: Sun Mar 5th, 2006
Location:  
Posts: 2
Flavorite Brew: 
Status: 
Offline
Kenmore model 106.9555712 won't dispense water.  The ice maker works fine.  In addition, there is water flow from the holding tank through the tube to at least the connector at the bottom of the door.  When I take the tubing apart at the connector at the bottom of the door and push in the dispenser water shoots out, but when I reconnect no water comes out of the dispenser.  It seems there may be some blockage, but I'm not sure how to go about "unblocking: it.  Any help would be appreciated.

 

Back To Top    

 Posted: Tue Mar 7th, 2006 08:33 am
   
12th Post
bigger hammer



Joined: Thu Jan 12th, 2006
Location: Victoria, British Columbia Canada
Posts: 288
Flavorite Brew: Rickard's Red
Status: 
Offline
jmundus

most likely the water line within the freezer door is frozen.

unfortunatelly non serviceable since the door and liner are glued together and the inside filled with that expanding foam insulation.

i do subcontractor work for sears and  *their*  procedure is to install temp recorders in fridge and freezer for 24 hrs to determine if its a temp regulation problem....if so then the thermostat gets replaced

if not then the entire freezer door gets replaced. so unless its under warranty this may cost abit.(500-600 for regular door or 700-800 for S/S)

 the door comes prefabed with all dispensor hardware, water line etc.... the gasket, handle, and shelf bins/rails get swapped over.

so you may wanna try turning the fridge down one or two increments and wait 24-48 hrs or even replace the thermostat first..... as far as thawing that line out maybe try turning of fridge and leave freezer door open for 15-20 mins

UNLESS......if you have one of the earlier models then the liner is screwed on to the door which now makes the water line accessible. pry the door seal back and check to see if there are screws (if there are ....... did i made you poop your pants talking about replacing the entire door  lol:P)



____________________
Before you start.....how much is it going to cost and how long is it going to take?
Back To Top  

 Posted: Wed Mar 8th, 2006 04:16 pm
   
13th Post
jmundus
Grasshopper
 

Joined: Sun Mar 5th, 2006
Location:  
Posts: 2
Flavorite Brew: 
Status: 
Offline
big hammer,

Thanks for the help!!  The water is now flowing again.:)

 

 

Back To Top    

 Posted: Thu Mar 9th, 2006 06:13 am
   
14th Post
bigger hammer



Joined: Thu Jan 12th, 2006
Location: Victoria, British Columbia Canada
Posts: 288
Flavorite Brew: Rickard's Red
Status: 
Offline
quite welcome :dude:



____________________
Before you start.....how much is it going to cost and how long is it going to take?
Back To Top  

You have chosen to ignore wyverta . click Here to view this post

 Posted: Tue Oct 16th, 2007 07:05 pm
   
16th Post
Pegi
Fellow, Academy of Sublime Masters of Appliantology


Joined: Tue May 3rd, 2005
Location: Wichita Falls, Texas USA
Posts: 13120
Flavorite Brew: Sweet Iced Tea
Status: 
Offline
Please register then re-post this in the washer repair forum, meanwhile turn the water off to the washer...closing this thread now since it is unsecured...;)



____________________
To ask a question, use our new forums==> http://appliantology.org

365-Day No-Hassle Return Policy at RepairClinic!
Back To Top  

Current time is 08:04 pm Tell a friend about this page... all your other friends are doing it!  
- > Do-It-Yourself Appliance Repair Help > The Kitchen Appliance Repair Forum > Kenmore water dispenser won't dispense! Top



Find Appliance Parts & Diagrams Here
Enter a model number, part number, type of appliance, brand, or even a part description.

365-day return policy on all parts ordered through this site!

FAQs | Contact | Apprenticeship | Parts | Model Number Help | Newsletter | Beer

Your Sometimes-Lucid Host:
- Home
"If I can't help you fix your appliance and make you 100% satisfied, I will come to your home and slice open my belly, spilling my steaming entrails onto your floor."


UltraBB 1.17 Copyright © 2007-2008 Data 1 Systems
Page processed in 0.2092 seconds (52% database + 48% PHP). 33 queries executed.

Web Analytics