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.
This maytag fridge is 14 months old and we just changed the water filter (second time). I pulled the old filter out and in went the new one. However, the old filter seems not be any heavier than the new. How can I tell if the filter that was in there for six months was functioning properly ? If I dissect it what should I see to tell me what ? Also, does the filter come with a tag that I have to stick on the label to tell me when to make the next change ?
Thanks for the help
No the filter does not come with a sticker letting you know when to change it. If the filter felt the exact same weight as the new one then most likely it was not fully seated in the filter housing. When you install the filter and it is pushed all the way in you should hear a rushing water sound. When you install the filter you will want to purge the water line with 3 gallons of water. This has 2 purposes, 1 to clear out all the loose particles in the new filter and 2nd to get rid of the air in the lines from the new filter. If you purge the lines and no air was associated with it then the filter is not in all the way.
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.