I have started realizing the water flow is slow from the dispenser. I changed the filter a few times, and It is still slow. Yesterday, I checked the water connection and here is what I found:

  1. The water that goes to the fridge has a lot of pressure.
  2. The water that is coming from the water valve (image below) underneath the fridge has a low pressure. (This valve is visible when I took off the door panel)

How do I know if it is the solenoid or Water Valve?

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    That's not a valve nor is it a solenoid, it's just a connector. If the flow is being restricted by this connector, you should remove it and see if it's blocked. There may be a screen inside that is meant to catch debris, and it could be dirty.
    – Tester101
    Commented Feb 24, 2015 at 12:21
  • I bought a Kenmore and it takes 38 seconds to fill a two cup glass. It took my old GE 15.5 seconds to do the same thing. They say all refrigerators are not the same but twice the time plus is not a good thing.
    – user46891
    Commented Dec 21, 2015 at 22:22

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It was the filter head. I replaced it.

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