How to Fix a Slow Water Dispenser on Your Fridge

There are three problems that most owners of a fridge with a water dispenser will experience. The dispenser may dispense the water too quickly, too slowly, or fail to work entirely. In most cases, you might need professional help. However, there are some things you can try if that water is dispensing slowly.


Fixing a slow water dispenser

Slow water dispensers are usually because of low pressure from the water dispenser. Your suspicions can be confirmed if the ice maker produces hollow or smaller ice cubes. Here are some steps you can take to remedy the situation and get your water dispenser working again.

Check/Replace The Water Filter

Your water dispenser’s water filter is the first component you’ll need to check when you notice your water is dispensing slowly. Most water filters need to be replaced every six months. Therefore, if you’ve used your water filter past the 6-month mark, then it should probably be replaced. An older water filter is a likely cause of a slow water dispenser.

Damaged or Kinked Water Line

Damaged or pinched water lines could be the reason for a slow water dispenser. You’ll need to inspect the water line outside your fridge to check it for damage. If you don’t see any damage, make sure there are no “kinks” in the tube.

Air pockets

If the water sputters out of the dispenser, it means that there could be some air in the water lines. You’ll need to eliminate the air if you want the water to flow out in a steady stream. You can do this by running the water continually until the sputtering stops.


If these tips don’t work, it’s time to contact a professional. Give Express Appliance Service a call!