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.