(206) 949-5683, Top Rated Plumber, Seattle
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: recirc pump installed & now no pressure on the refrigerator water dispenser

  1. #1
    DIY Junior Member Meltbg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    California
    Posts
    1

    Default recirc pump installed & now no pressure on the refrigerator water dispenser

    We had a new water heater installed at the same time. We had a lot of air in the lines and some rust colored water came out of the bath tub after the install. Do I need a new water filter in the fridge or maybe the line needs cleaning?

  2. #2
    Forum Admin, Expert Plumber Terry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Bothell, Washington
    Posts
    14,191
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    Lot's of rust?
    Anytime an old house is turned off and on with galvanized piping you run that risk.
    Most filters are rated for about six months, so I'm guess that was due anyway.

    If the home is copper, and you had rust from the tub spout, it may be that the spout was installed with galvanized pipe nipples, which will last as long as the tub, but will spot a bit of rust in the morning.

  3. #3
    Moderator & Master Plumber hj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Cave Creek, Arizona
    Posts
    25,605

    Default

    Not enough information to give a good answer. Is the filter in the line to the refrigerator, or is it integral with the refrigerator? IF it is integral, remove it and replace it with the "plug" that came with the refrigerator and see if the flow increases. If it does, replace the filter.
    Licensed residential and commercial plumber

Similar Threads

  1. Grundfos comfort system Recirc / Recirculating pump, kitchen faucet has no pressure
    By bsymank in forum Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-05-2010, 11:46 PM
  2. water pump for refrigerator ?
    By Mary Ann in forum Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & Tricks
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-15-2007, 07:09 AM
  3. Water Dispenser in Refrigerator leaks
    By Fix-er-up-Mom in forum Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & Tricks
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-09-2007, 07:30 AM
  4. Noise from a Flojet pump connected to a hot water dispenser and refrigerator line
    By Locke in forum Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 05-29-2006, 02:49 PM
  5. Noise from a Flojet pump connected to a hot water dispenser and refrigerator line
    By Locke in forum Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & Tricks
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-28-2006, 01:07 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •