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

Discussion in 'Water Heater Forum, Tanks' started by Meltbg, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. Meltbg

    Meltbg New Member

    Nov 30, 2012
    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. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

    Aug 17, 2004
    Bothell, Washington
    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.
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  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona
    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.
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