It is important to know how to maintain your fridge in the perfect condition, otherwise an overflowing refridgerator or a unit that no longer functions will result in plenty of frustration. This article provides tips on how you can ensure your Whirlpool refrigerator could last a while without having to replace all its parts!
Types of Parts
In any appliance there are sure to be parts that can malfunction and need replacement. This is especially true with refrigerators and water dispensers, as water and refrigerant flow through these machines constantly. Here we’ll look at the most common types of refrigerator water dispenser parts, and give some tips on how to identify which one needs service.
The Water Dispenser
The water dispenser is the part of the refrigerator that dispenses cold water. These dispensers come in a variety of styles, with different features. One common type of water dispenser has two spray nozzles, one on the top and one on the front. The top nozzle dispenses cold water while the front nozzle dispenses hot water.
The hose is the part of the water dispenser that connects to the faucet or sink. It is important to keep your hose properly lubricated to avoid rusting and wear. You can also adjust the height of your hose by loosening or tightening the screw on the side of your hose.
Replacement Water Line Hoses
Whirlpool refrigerators are known for their high-quality water dispensers. Over time, the water dispenser can become clogged with Mineral Growth andscale. This can cause the refrigerator to not function as well as it should. Here is a guide on how to remove and replace the water line hose on a Whirlpool refrigerator.
Ice Maker and Filter Holder
If your refrigerator has an ice maker, it’s usually located in the freezer section. The ice maker produces water and frozen food which needs to be stored in the refrigerator until you actually need it. There are a few different parts that make up an ice maker, so it can be hard to troubleshoot if something doesn’t seem to be working right. One common problem with an ice maker is a clogged filter holder. The ice maker needs to regularly dispense clean water so that the freezer doesn’t get full of contaminants. If the filter holder becomes clogged, the ice maker won’t be able to dispense water properly and you may notice decreased performance or even a failure on the part. If this is the case, we recommend taking it apart and cleaning out any debris that may have built up.
Bottom Drain Hose Clamps
If you have a whirlpool refrigerator with a water dispenser, the bottom drain hose clamp might be loosen. This can cause water to come out of the dispenser even when the reservoir is full. When this happens, it’s important to tighten the clamp and check that the water flow through the reservoir is back to normal.
Whirlpool refrigerator water dispenser parts can be tricky to get to. The water nozzle part can be difficult to remove, but a tapping wrench can make the job a little easier. Tapping the wrench against the bottom of the nozzle will cause it to move and eventually come off.
Torque Wrench is a tool that can be used to tighten or remove the screws on the refrigerator water dispenser. It is important to use the right torque wrench for the screws on the dispenser as incorrect torque may damage the dispenser.
Quick Connect Hose Ends
If you’re having issues with your water dispenser not dispensing water properly, it’s likely that the quick connect hose ends are defective. Replacement quick connect hose ends are available online and in some retail stores.
Lid Switch or Pull Out Switch
If your whirlpool refrigerator water dispenser doesn’t work, one possibility is that the lid switch or pull out switch is not working. You can test these switches by following these steps:
1. Open the refrigerator door and locate the lid switch or pull out switch. If it’s a button – push it down to turn on the water dispenser. If it’s a lever – pull it up to turn on the water dispenser.
2. If the switch works when you open the door, then you know the electrical current to the switch is running. However, if the switch doesn’t work when you open the door, then you may have a broken wire in the circuitboard near the switch. In this case, you will need to replace the circuitboard.
Softener Valve or Deferrer Valve Device
The whirlpool refrigerator water dispenser parts comprise a valve, also known as a softener valve or deferrer valve device. The softener valve regulates the water flow to the refrigerator’s water dispenser, ensuring that your cold drinks are always cold and refreshing. If your whirlpool refrigerator ceases to dispense cold beverages, it may be time to replace the softener valve.
There are many different screws used in appliance repair, and often they are specialized for a particular type of screwdriver. If you don’t have the correct screwdriver for the job, you’ll likely damage the screw or the fixing device it’s attached to.
Here’s a guide to some of the more common screws and their standard screwdrivers:
– Philips head: Phillips screwdrivers are designed for use with screws with a width of 2.5 mm (0.1 in). They include a hexagonal head with six Allen tips that can be used to remove screws from tight spaces.
– Slotted screw: Slotted head screwdrivers have slightly concave tips that help them grip curved screws better. They’re typically used with screws with a width of 3.8 mm (0.15 in). Owners of Torx drivers should also have success using these tools with Slotted screws.
– Torx: Torx decks are made for short, fat screws that can be tough to remove without proper tools. They include allen blades that have 8 points, making it easier to access even the most hidden screws. Plus, they’re self-centering,