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    Default Water dispenser noise and low volume

    Model Number: MSD2651HES
    Brand: Maytag
    Age: 6-10 years

    Our water dispenser will make a noise. Then the noise goes away and the water pressure is a trickle.

    We checked the water pressure at the hose and there was plenty of pressure. We replaced the water inlet valve and still have the same problem.

    It sounds like there is air near the water filter cartridge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShellyDunn View Post
    Our water dispenser will make a noise. Then the noise goes away and the water pressure is a trickle.

    We checked the water pressure at the hose and there was plenty of pressure. We replaced the water inlet valve and still have the same problem.

    It sounds like there is air near the water filter cartridge.

    In addition, it seemed like this started after we bought the filters online instead of buying at Sears. The filter looked like the exact same filter and had the same number on it. We have replaced it with the filter from Sears and it still makes the noise.

    We don't have the cap where you can take the filter out. Should we try that? In addition, should we lower the amount of pressure by turning the valve partially off?

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    Did you try to keep the water dispenser lever pushed in for a minute or two to make sure all the air is out of the lines?

    Here's the water filter for this model:
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    Some members have reported if they haven't changed the water filter in awhile then change it, it causes the water filter head to stop working properly, then you have to change the water filter head.

    Here's the bypass plug for your model:
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    It sounds like air in the system. Try running about a half gallon through the dispenser.
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    We have tried running water through multiple times. I just filled an entire pitcher and it didn't help.

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    OK, if I'm not mistaken, the water supply line connects to the water line on the machine that runs up to the water filter and then back down to the water valve. Shut the water supply off. Disconnect the water line from the filter at the water valve and put it into a pail or bucket. Slowly turn on the water supply and check the pressure coming out of the water filter is close to that going into the water filter. If it is close to the same, that would eliminate the water filter, water filter housing and water lines to and from the filter. Reconnect the water line to the water valve and disconnect the water line on the water valve going to the reservoir in the fresh food section. Hold the water valve over the pail and press the dispenser lever. That will test the pressure out of the water valve. If the pressure is still good at that point, reconnect the water line and remount the water valve. In the front of the refrigerator under the freezer door lower hinge, disconnect the water line from the coupler. A pail or bucket probably won't work to catch water so you'll need it improvise. When you press the dispenser lever you'll be checking the water reservoir and water lines to and from it. The only line left is the one in the door. That should help you narrow down the problem.
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