I have a Whirlpool ED2VHEXVQ01 Fridge and thee is no water shut off valve on it.
Do I need to shut water off on the model ED2VHEXVQ01?
Answer Hello Harry! The model number you provided does not require you to shut the water off when replacing the water filter. However your water supply source should have a way to shut the water off coming into the unit. Thanks!
Where can I properly recycle or dispose of the used filters?
Answer Hello Cathy. The used filters can be disposed into your regular garbage. If you are wanting to recycle it, it should have a symbol on it for the correct kind.
I haven't used the water dispenser on my refrigerator in about 6 years but would like to start again. Do I need to clean or purge the lines before I do? If so how?
Answer Amanda, Yes, you would want to "flush" and purge the system before you use it again. Once you're sure you have water to the fill valve connection, install a new filter. Then using a large slender container, dispense 2 or 3 gallons of water through the dispenser. This should flush any debris in the system out and purge any air in the system so the dispenser won't drip after dispensing water. After six years, you'll want to check and make sure there are no leaks or loose connections in the tubing or connectors, before you move thee refrigerator back into position.
I just replaced the filter in my Whirlpool refrigerator, but I forgot to put the cap on and now I cannot eject it. Can you offer some help?
Answer Hello Samantha. You should still be able to press really fast and hard and remove the filter from the housing. The cap does not hold it in place.
I just changed my filter. Why does the water now taste awful.
Answer Tony, you should at least run one gallon through the water dispenser once you replace your water filter. Doing this will purge the system from air and allow the water to wash away the sediments from the filter. Thanks!
I installed a new Whirlpool 4396841 filter but the water pressure is incredibly low now. Is there something wrong with the filter or is it installed wrong?
Answer Hello. Before you do any troubleshooting, you would want to purge the system from any air. If you haven't done this, you would want to run a gallon through the water dispenser. If you've already done this, then you will want to look at the water valve connection. They usually have a screen, if this screen gets clogged up enough it could lower your water pressure. Thanks!
My water dispenser has always worked slowly even after changing water filters. However, we do use a Reverse Osmosis Filter system with a typical Water Storage Tank. We installed a extra line from the Water Storage Tank to send filtered water to the refrigerator. Any advice to speed up the water from the dispenser?
The recommendation is that with a reverse osmosis system hooked up to the refrigerator that you would want to remove the water filter. By having the filter in it is doing nothing for the unit except causing the water pressure to become lower. The osmosis system is cleaning the water therefore the filter on the refrigerator is not doing anything as the water is already filtered.