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water cooler or water fountain

Question:

Shalom, what’s the halakha about using a water cooler or water fountain in shabbes to Sephardim?

Answer:

There are two potential issues with using a water cooler or fountain on Shabbos. The first is, if taking water out of the fountain makes the thermostat activate the motor or any other electrical connection. Secondly does the cooler have a filter, which can be an issue of borer.  This doesn’t automatically mean that one can not use them, rather that these two issues have to be verified before using any particular model water fountain or cooler.

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