What are the reasons that why would I replace the water filter head?
Answer Hello Darrell,
You would, of course, replace it if it were cracked and leaking and you would also replace it if the filter is not able to properly depress the valve in it to pass the water at full pressure.
Water recently started pouring out of my filter cartridge/head unit. The cartridge will turn past locking position. Does this indicate a broken filter head or the water inlet valve? Is this something a novice person can replace? Are there instructions on how to replace both of these units?
You will first want to pull the filter out and check it to make sure that the filter itself is not busted. If not then the filter head would be the issue. To remove the filter head you would need to pull the unit out and turn off the water. Remove the water valve and disconnect the tubing that goes to the filter. Open the refrigerator door and remove the filter and there will be 1 screw that you remove to take the filter housing out. Pull through the back wall and remove from unit. This will make it easier to change out the head once removed.
I have an LG LFX25960ST refrigerator, the plasic tubing that runs from the supply valve on the bottom up along the rear edge of the fridge through a foam block then into the filter inside the fridge keeps developing small holes and leaking. do you have detailed instructions for replacing it and an LG part number or is it just a generic piece of tubing available at Menards or a hardware store?
And, how do you get the tube out of the connectors or do the connectors come with the replacement tube?
The part number for the tubing that you need is for the tubing is 5210JA3004U. To remove the tubing you would need to pull the unit out and turn the water off. Remove the lower cover on back of unit and disconnect the water tube going up to the filter by removing the black blue or red clip below the ring around the tubing. Push on the ring and pull the tube out. You will then need to disconnect the tubing at the top of the refrigerator at the elbow connector the same way. Remove the cover over the tubing and go to the front of the unit and remove the screw holding the filter housing in place. Once removed then you can pull the housing out and remove the tubing the same way that the other tubing was removed. Install new tubing and reassemble.
How do you access the back of the water fitter housing on a LG side by side refrigerator? I need to replace the 5/16 water supply line.
Answer Hello Bent,
You will need to access the back of the unit and remove the panel in the rear. This will provide access to the John Guess fittings that hold the water filter housing in position. When you re-install the lines and housing, be sure to use silicone to seal the opening that the water line goes through to prevent a frosting and/or icing issue from an air leak.
I have water supply to the entry valve on the rear of the fridge but no water to the ice or water dispenser. I installed a new filter. What do suggest checking next?
You will want to check to see if there is water getting through the water valve. Most likely with both ice and water not working then the issue would be the water filter head.
Please provide me with detailed instructions on how to replace this part.
Answer Hello Ted,
You will need to pull the unit out from the wall and remove the galvanized cover from the top rear of the unit. Remove the two water lines. These will be John Guess fittings. To remove the water line from a John Guess fitting, push the water line into the fitting and push the ring around the water line toward the water head. While holding the ring in, tthe water line will slip out. You will now need to go inside the fresh food compartment and remove the filter and the single screw above where the filter mounts. Re-install in the reverse order. To re-install a water line into a John Guess fitting, push the water line in until it bottoms. When you feel it bottom, push hard and the water line will "pop" in another 1/4 inch or so. This has popped the line into the seal. To seat the seal pull on the water line only.