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    • Part Number: AP3181346
    • MFG Part Number: 2256126
    • Made by: Whirlpool
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Re. Part No. 2256126 Water Reservoir Hello, Would it be possible to replace this water reservoir, which is just a huge coil of plastic tubing and must cause a very significant pressure drop, with a simple tank-reservoir - just like the older models used to have? We had a 22 ft3 Whirlpool side by side, that was bought in 1982 (and is still running strong in the home of a relative) which just had the tank for reservoir, and water flow was (and still is) much much better than it is for the KSRI25FNBL00. Thanks in advance, Peter

Peter B. for Model Number KSRI25FNBLOO

ANSWER Peter, If pressure was a factor, the tank system would be less efficient than the coil system. It's the "old vs new" syndrome. Newer products have a more restrictive fill valve( required by new laws and regulations) than the older machines.The fill valve is the component that moves the water, the tank or coil stores the water in order to cool it. When you press the dispenser paddle the fill valve opens and displaces the water in the tubing, this pushes the water out the tubes and into the glass/container. The water sets in the tubing or tank,until the paddle is pressed again. 

Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com   |   Thursday, December 27, 2012

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