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Carlb1112

Premium Member
Joined
Jan 8, 2022
Messages
2
Location
KY
Model Number
FFSS2615TD0
Brand
Frigidaire
Age
1-5 years
Hey, just bought my first house and with it came my first refrigerator with a water dispenser (not under warranty conveniently enough). Here is the tragic timeline of events. If anyone has any suggestions of anything else to try I’m all ears. I think I’ve watched every refrigerator troubleshooting video on YouTube.

- bought house
- tried out water dispenser on Frigidaire model # FFSS2615TD0 fridge. Nothing…..
- oh wait! A small amount of water is coming out! just took a minute.
- 5 minutes later fridge has flooded kitchen.
-shut off water to fridge
- investigation shows filter is cracked.
- buy new filter.
-install new filter.
-turn water back on
-test new filter
- when dispenser is pressed you can hear the filter fill with water and then stop. No water is dispensed. If filter is removed after filling it sputters and splashes water as if pressure has built.

Things I’ve thought of & what I did to try and fix:
-frozen/blocked/pinched line? I doubt this one because when the cracked filter was installed a small amount of water was dispensed. Also I turned the fridge and freezer to the warmest setting and left it for two days to see if it “thawed out”. Same problem. Could there be a pinch in the line from when I moved the fridge to look for water shut off valve (maybe a little tube got knocked loose and got pinched under the fridge)? I tried moving the fridge around to see if that did anything. It didn’t.
It’s sitting turned off with the doors open right now as a last resort re:freezing. I don’t own a hairdryer and I don’t feel like spending money to buy one. Valve at bottom of freezer door is stuck. Tried getting it off to see if i could blow air though but it didn’t budge and I gave up.

-faulty new filter. Doubt it’s this one because if I fill the filter with water and plug the “in” valve with my finger and shake it water will come out of the “out” valve. So it seems like it’s working as it should.

-air in lines from water being shut off. Have pressed dispenser for a very. Long. Time. No air or water coming out. Embarrassing to admit but I even tired siphoning with my mouth to suck air out of the line. Sorry to say that also didn’t work. The fridge does make a whining/groaning sound occasionally. No knocking sound which I’ve heard is typical of air in the lines.

Other info:
- Ice dispenser is also not working. It seems like no water is getting past the filter (looked at filter diagram to figure that out).

If anyone has any other ideas I’m all ears. I’ll update if leaving the doors open with the fridge off fixes it.
 

Carlb1112

Premium Member
Joined
Jan 8, 2022
Messages
2
Location
KY
It was frozen. Borrowed a hairdryer from my sister and it’s all good now. Should’ve buckled down and tried that sooner.
 

Jake

Appliance Tech - Admin
Staff member
Joined
Aug 24, 2004
Messages
128,883
Location
Redmond, Oregon
Excellent Carl, glad that fixed it.(y)

Thanks for the update!

Jake
 
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