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.
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.