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Water filter housing had a crack

Esther R. • La Quinta, CA • June 12, 2014
My Repair & Advice

1. Have a towel handy in case there is some water leaked and pull refrigerator away from wall. 2. Turn off water to refrigerator 3. Remove water filter with handle cover. 4. Open freezer and refrigerator doors. 5. Remove grate on front base of refrigerator by pulling off, then close doors. 6. Use wrench to remove screw that's holding the wire attached to housing. 7. Use nut drivers to remove two screws (on front) holding housing in place 8. Carefully pull housing out (do not damage hoses). 9. Carefully push in hose tip into housing while pushing in around grommet ring to release hose. 10. Hold grommet in place once pushed in to keep hose released. 11. Pull out hose, be very careful not to break grommet. 12 Repeat process for second hose 13. Insert hoses into the same holes of new housing. Make sure grommet is firmly holding hoses. 14. Carefully place housing back into position under refrigerator. 15. Reattach metal wire to housing with screw and wrench. 16. Insert two screws to front of housing to reattach to refrigerator. 17. Turn water back on and make sure there are no leaks. 18. Open freezer and refrigerator doors. 19. Snap grate back on, then close doors. 20. Insert filter and handle. 21. Push refrigerator back into place. FYI: lots of detail for a very easy task. It may have taken me longer to type this then it takes to actually do the job. 15-30 minutes also includes getting tools and cleanup.

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Repair Time Estimate

15-30 minutes

Tools Used
    Nut Drivers, Wrench Set
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