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denalareese

02:24PM | 10/04/04
Member Since: 10/03/04
3 lifetime posts
Bvelectrical
I have a refrigerator with water & ice in the freezer door. However, the water is almost room temperature. Is there any way to make it colder?

DanO

04:17PM | 10/04/04
Member Since: 11/11/02
2271 lifetime posts
The water reservoir for the in-door dispenser is usually in the refrigerator compartment behind the back wall. The water in that tank should be about the same temperature as food in the refrigerator compartment - if given a chance to cool properly. Food temperature should usually be in the area of 35°F - 42°F in the fridge section depending on how cold you like your beer, etc.

Lowering the refrigerator compartment temperature should lower the dispensed water temperature but be aware the water tank, lines and water filer (if internal on your model) can burst if they get to the point of freezing. But if your fridge is just not cooling properly, it may need to be looked into.

If the problem is just cold water runs out too too quickly, a replacement reservoir *may* be able to be installed which is a bit larger, depending on the make and exact model of refrigerator you have and how it was designed.

JMO

Dan O.

denalareese

05:38AM | 10/05/04
Member Since: 10/03/04
3 lifetime posts
Thank you so very much for your help! I'm not quite sure if it applies though. I don't have any problem keeping the fridge cold (I do love a cold beer), its just the water that comes out. I keep a jug of water in the fridge and it stays perfect. So does that still apply?

DanO

09:27AM | 10/05/04
Member Since: 11/11/02
2271 lifetime posts
As I said, the water in the dispenser's reservoir should be about the same temperature as food/water in the refrigerator compartment *as long as its water has been in the fridge long enough to get cold* - ie. hasn't been drained and then just recently refilled with regular house water.

I can't think of what would cause it to be otherwise. If it is, maybe look for a blockage in air flow around that reservoir.

Dan O.

appliguy

09:55AM | 10/05/04
Member Since: 07/23/04
491 lifetime posts
Hi all,

Draw a cup or part cup of water out of the water dispensor and dump it in the kitchen sink....then run a glass of water and see what the water temp is like.

We have a water dispensor on our refrigerator and the first 1/2 glass of water is warm(er) as this is the water that is in the line inside the freezer door and the line under the refrigerator....the chilled water comes out of the fresh food section and under the refrigerator and into the freezer door.

Have seen an GE top freezer refrigerator with a water dispensor and -no reservoir tank-.... = no chilled water.

jeff.

Appliance Repair Aid

http://www.applianceaid.com/

denalareese

01:05PM | 10/05/04
Member Since: 10/03/04
3 lifetime posts
You guys are awesome!! Thanks so much for the help.

DanO

04:39PM | 10/05/04
Member Since: 11/11/02
2271 lifetime posts
** We have a water dispensor on our refrigerator and the first 1/2 glass of water is warm(er) as this is the water that is in the line inside the freezer door **

I guess you didn't get one of the models with too little insulation in the freezer door by the water line which allows it to freeze? ;)

I hadn't thought about the part of the line under the cabinet.

Dan O.

appliguy

05:19PM | 10/05/04
Member Since: 07/23/04
491 lifetime posts
**I guess you didn't get one of the models with too little insulation in the freezer door by the water line which allows it to freeze? ;) **

LOL!!

Nope, not yet anyways.

jeff.

Appliance Repair Aid

http://www.applianceaid.com/

missniela

12:00PM | 07/06/13
Member Since: 07/06/13
1 lifetime posts
I have a side by side GE with ice and water on the door. After 5 years, now the water comes out hot now instead of cold. The ice is fine. Even if I let it run, the water stays warm. What has happened?

BV003006

12:01PM | 01/12/14
Refrigerator is two years old. Just recently water coming out of dispenser is hot. What's wrong? tc


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