I just bought a house with this model of Whirlpool gold refrigerator in it. It had no filter in it so we bought one but there is no cap that attaches to it. Do I need the cap for the filter to work and is that why my ice maker doesnt work?
Answer Hello Brenda,
The filter cap is not necessary for the filter to work. It is decorative only. The water filter has nothing to do with the icemaker operation. The icemaker or the water valve are the most likely problems with it as long as the freezer is dropping below 20°F. If the icemaker quit with ice in it the problem is most likely with the icemaker. If the icemaker is empty, the water valve is the prime suspect. This is just a basic observation but normally holds true.
Six months of filter usage for the 4396841 filter translates into ~ how many gallons?
Answer Hello Dora. There is no way of giving you a number on this due to the fact of we have no way of knowing how much it is being used. Sorry.
After changing the water filter, is there a need to void any cups of water before drinking from it?
Answer Hello Howard. You need to run about 2 gallons of water through the filter to remove any air in the lines. Dispose of that water and then it should be fine.
Hello. I need to replace the water filter, but when I push the release button, it does not pop out.
Answer Hello Bla. Press on the button and pull on the filter at the same time to help release it. Press the button all the way down.