Hi - My refrigerator water dispensor seems to be functioning improperly. The water comes out very slow or at a very light trickle. I have changed the filter itself and also the two way valve on the back of the frige. However, the water still only comes out at a trickle. Could you please instruct me on wht the problem might be? Thank you!
Answer Kevin, Check the water tank / reservoir located behind the crisper and deli drawer, make sure it is partially frozen or clogged with hard water deposits first. If you're using a self piercing saddle valve for the water supply to the refrigerator, check and make sure the piercing pin is not clogged or bent. Remove the filter, install the bypass plug 12664501 does the water pressure improve ? if so, suspect a water pressure problem to the refrigerator. If all checks OK, then suspect a failure in the Water Filter Head and tubing 67004106 or 67006524 depending on serial number.
It appears the water filter head in my Whirlpool refrigerator needs replacing. I changed the filter itself and the water still comes out very slow and makes a jackhammer type noise. Could you please instruct me on how to remove and replace it? Thank you so much!!!
Answer Hello Craig.
1. Remove filter cover opening cover and pulling rear left side of cover to the left to release cover from holding pin. 2. Filter head... more can be released from holding bracket by opening tabs on left side filter head and pulling downward and to your left to release filter head. 3. Tubing needs to be disconnected from water valves in the machine compartment. 4. After tubing is loose from water valves and the Styrofoam filler block 12777701 is removed, pull the filter head and tubing out the front of unit. 5. Reverse procedure to reassemble. NOTE: Make sure to note tubing end colors when reinstalling new head and tubing assembly."
How do you replace the water filter housing & tube assembly?
Answer Jerry, Here's some help: " Water Filter Assembly (some models) 1. Remove filter cover opening cover and pulling rear left side of cover to the left to release cover from holding pin. 2. Filter head can be released from holding bracket by opening tabs on left side filter head and pulling downward and to your left to release filter head. 3. Tubing needs to be disconnected from water valves in the machine compartment. 4. After tubing is loose from water valves and the Styrofoam filler block 12777701 is removed, pull the filter head and tubing out the front of unit. 5. Reverse procedure to reassemble. NOTE: Make sure to note tubing end colors when reinstalling new head and tubing assembly."
The large fill tube that goes through the back of the refrigerator keeps freezing, then the ice maker stops making ice. The water dispenser does not work when the filter is in place, but it does work when the bypass cap is in place of the filter.
Answer Hello Max,
This is either low water pressure to the unit or a failed water inlet valve 67006531. Check that the supply facet is on all the way, make sure there are no crimped water lines, and it normally isn't a bad idea to remove the water line from the unit and put it in a bucket or plastic trash can and turn it on to check for sufficient water pressure. The reason for all of this is the fact that the water valve contains no spring or anything to aid in its' closure. The only thing that closes the water valve is water pressure. When it is energized, the coils magnetic field kicks the valve open. The water pressure pushes the valve back to the closed position when the magnetic field breaks down.
There is another possibility. If the motor module W10190935 is out of time from one of the little plastic tabs in the center of the white plastic geared wheel being broken or if a set of contacts inside it are stuck closed. This isn't as common but not unheard of.
As far as the water filter goes, you could either have a bad water filter or the water filter housing 67006524 has failed. Since the bypass makes it work, I suspect the filter is bad, not activating the switches that the filter and the bypass head activates.
When I remove the filter to replace it, the water does not stop. I have to place a bucket under the water filter housing and work fast. Why is this happening?
Answer Hello Diane,
These are funny that way. The filter seal is also damaged if you remove it with water pressure on it. It is recommended to turn off the water to the unit and bleed off the pressure by dispensing water through the door. If you change it then, it will not do this. For some reason, Frigidaire is the only manufacturer who makes a unit with this quirk.
WATER FILTER HOUSING # AP4080986($43.53) AND AP4080076($39.14) ARE BOTH LISTED AS FITTING MY JENNAIR JFC2089HPF - BUT THE END FITTINGS LOOK DIFFERENT IN THE PICTURES. IS THE LESS EXPENSIVE ONE A CORRECT FIT?? THANKS.
Answer Steve, There are three different water filter housing(s) for the three different versions of your refrigerator : 67004106 12590620 67006524 . JFC2089HPF , JFC2089HPF3 or JFV2089HPF12, You'll need to determine the complete model number, and order the correct housing based on that. If you wish, you could supply us the the model and serial number of your fridge, and we can research and advise you of the proper part you'll need. Thanks and Good Luck