I have a reverse osmosis system (Kinetico) which sends water to the refrigerator (ice maker and water dispenser). I have not replaced the water filter yet. Would it be better to bypass the water filter on the refrigerator since I have the reverse osmosis system? or Should I continue to use both filters? If not which part number should I order based on model number of refrigerator?
Answer Sharon, Due to the pressure fluctuations in the reverse osmosis unit, and it is recommended to have a consistent minimum pressure of 32 PSI at the water valve connection, it would be best to remove the filter, and install the filter bypass assembly. This way you will be able to to reduce the possibility of excess fluctuation and intermittent issues with the ice maker and dispenser.
I have ''hard water'' and if I use the bypass for my fridge will the hard water damage my ice maker and water dispenser?
Answer Hello Cody. The water hits the valve before the filter, so either way is not good for the valve. Also for the icemaker, it shouldn't affect it to much, due to the filter is not a softener, so it really is not helping the hard water issue.