How to Repair your Water Cooler

Are you looking for a guide to help you out in repairing your water cooler? Well, then you have come to the right place. A lot of us like to repair our household items ourselves to save money and time and why shouldn’t we, when the process is so simple and easy?

Water Cooler

With the help of this guide, you will be able to repair your water cooler at home without the need of a technician.

Materials needed

  • Cleaning Solution
  • Screwdriver
  • Lint-free cloths
  • Replacement parts


Unplug the unit and clean it

Make sure that you always unplug your water cooler before you start making any repairs or maintenance on it. Once the water cooler is unplugged, you need to remove the jug from the top and find the water cooling coils.

If your water cooler comes with a hot and cold water faucet, you will find more than one coil inside. In fact, a lot of water cooler models also include a third spout for dispensing room temperature water. In case you feel that you need a new one, make sure you check out reviews on the internet to make the right buy.

Once you have located the coils, you need to clean it properly so that there is no dirt or debris coating the coils. You can use a cleaning solution to do this and make sure that you rinse all the coils with water properly. Make sure you get rid of all the residue from the inside of the cooler.

Reset your water cooler

Once the water cooler is thoroughly cleaned, you need to reset it. For this, you need to first drain the remaining water and wipe it dry. Then plug it back but without placing a water jug on the top. Locate the back switch and turn it off. Then unplug your cooler and keep it this way for a full night.

You can plug it back in the next day but don’t place a water jug on the dispenser before waiting for 3-5 hours. Then you can finally start reusing your water cooler again.

Replace the faulty parts

If you find that the coils or the faucets are damaged, then make sure that you get a new one from the correct brand. It is easy for the water cooler parts to get damaged due to corrosion. So, when you are installing the replacement parts, make sure that you fit the coils securely and test the dispenser spouts once. When you are installing new dispenser spouts, make sure to check for any leaks or slow water flow and tighten the connections as needed.

Once you have replaced all the internal water cooler parts, you can focus on replacing its water jug with a new one. Make sure that you check your water jugs and dispenser for impurities on a regular basis. Also, keep in mind to store your water jugs or your dispenser out of direct sunlight or in the basement to avoid the growth of bacteria or mold.

Wasn’t that simple now? So, get going and repair your own water cooler now and see how easy and quick it is!

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