Whirlpool Water Dispensing S-L-O-W Even with New Filter????


Whirlpool Water Dispensing S-L-O-W Even with New Filter????

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We have a Whirlpool WRX988SIBW00 and it has the in door ice/water dispenser and the cartridge filter in the ceiling above the top shelf.  We change the filter regularly but have noticed the water dispensing slower and slower.  Since it's been happening over a period of time we really didn't notice it until it was taking literally forever to fill a cup.  The fridge has a setting to dispense a certain amount of water. When we set it for 6oz it dispenses about 1-1/2 oz before it shuts off. 

Nothing but a copper line feeding it with a shut-off valve and that all appears intact and good.  Turn the valve off the water stops completely, turn it on it's back on.  No issues with water pressure in the house, either.  Ice maker seems to be doing good and making ice as always.  Checked the output nozzle and nothing in there.   Changing filter didn't change it either.

Any suggestions of what to check would be greatly appreciated.

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Hello,
Start with the basics.. water and ice supply starts at the inlet valve.. screens could be clogged or perhaps the valve is just not fully opening.. this is the one for your model ..  https://www.appliancezone.com/w10394076-whirlpool-refrigerator-water-inlet-valve/
the life span for these is 5 or so years depending on the quality of your water.





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Thanks for the info.  For the cost of the new valve I'm thinking it's better to just replace it rather than trying to figure out how to test it.  Is there a screen inside the valve (or maybe inside the inlet fitting of the valve)?  If it's something that can be easily checked I'll do that before dropping the $$$.  The ice maker works good but I do recall you can hear the water running for a pretty long time when it fires.

Thanks again!
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Yes, there is (or should be) it may be gunked up. And I agree.. I have seen cases where people clean or remove the screens and ultimately the valve sticks open which you know what that means (water everywhere!) but maybe have a look and this would be a good opportunity for you to check your water pressure at the inlet.. sometimes shutoff valves on the house side do not open or close all the way and can cause a weak stream of water pressure.. hope this helps!







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