07:19PM | 01/29/05
Member Since: 01/29/05
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I am finally going to do something about something that bugs me. BUT I need someone to tell me what to do !!

OK, I have a GE Profile TFX26PPDAWW side by side refrigerator, and when I first got it, it shot out water like a gang buster (aka really fast). And over time, it slowed, to a "normal" pace, and its stayed there for years now. I have always replaced the water filters, and I just did again. Every time I replace it, I HOPE it will go back to the day it used to fill a glass in 10 seconds, but I have to wait at least 20 seconds to fill a glass. This has really been bothering me lately, becasue I am really into drinking water (for my health), and now its 10 seconds out of my life I lose standing there, waiting, for a job that used to only take 10, not the current 20.

This may sounds crazy, but i REALLLLLLLLLLLY want to get this fixed. I want that high pressure back, it used to really get the water out fast.

I am NOT having a problem with the ice maker. I dont think any part is really broken, I am curious if there is an ADJUSTMENT that i can make to increase how much pressure it allows the nozzel to spit out. I am sure there is some type of regulator, thats slowing this down, staight water pressure would be nice !! But let me know. THANK YOU !!



02:18PM | 01/30/05
Member Since: 11/11/02
2271 lifetime posts
** I have to wait at least 20 seconds to fill a glass. **

Is the water delayed at all before it starts coming out or does it come out immediately but just slow??

** I am curious if there is an ADJUSTMENT that i can make to increase how much pressure it allows the nozzle to spit out. **

There is not usually any such "adjustment" for the water pressure on the dispenser of a refrigerator. If it is actually slow, there may be a problem in the water supply (either external to the fridge or internal) which would have to be found and corrected.

If the water is *delayed* in starting to be dispensed, that could be caused by a common problem and should be able to be corrected.

Dan O.

The Appliance Information Site



02:22PM | 01/30/05
Member Since: 01/29/05
4 lifetime posts
ITs not delayed. It comes right out. At its consistent, its always this pressure. I just remember for the first 5-6 months of owning it new, it used to rocket out of there. I dont think its a kink or a frozen line, or anything like that. I checked all external lines, and I saw no problem. All the stuff looked great, even gave me a chance to do the 5 year cleaning ;-)

So not adjustable huh ? Anyway to overide the sytem, so I get actual water pressure at the nozel ?



02:43PM | 01/30/05
Member Since: 01/05/05
83 lifetime posts
are your pipes clogged? Calcium buid up.


02:46PM | 01/30/05
Member Since: 01/29/05
4 lifetime posts
no becasue it would gradually get worse.. and it doesnt.

also, when I change the filter with a new one, while the air is getting untrapped, SOMETIMES it will kick into this POWERfull fill mode I was talking about. I have tried to remove the filter and put the plug in, but that doesnt do anything.



06:58AM | 01/31/05
Member Since: 07/01/03
549 lifetime posts
If you are using a self-tapping saddle valve, that is probably the source of the problem. These valves pierce a hole in copper pipe, then when the valve is opened the piercing needle is withdrawn. If that is the case, replace with a Tee and standard 3/8 valve hookup.


07:43AM | 01/31/05
Member Since: 01/29/05
4 lifetime posts
no saddle tap. It's a special location made just for the fridge, built into the wall, with a valve and everything. Thanks for the suggestion. Keep giving them.



08:58PM | 02/12/15
Try turning it off, letting it warm up, and plug her back in. Like when it was new. Sometimes ice cold near a water artery is the culprit.
Good Luck
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