Will this work for my whirlpool? I use filter # 4396508. Thank you for your help!!!
Answer Hello Rona! If you do not want to use the filter, remove the filter and replace the cap. The cap is part number 2186494B. Thanks.
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I have an RO system. Does this model require a bypass plug for the filter?
Answer Hello William,
This design unit does not require a bypass plug. Water will dispense without one but it is not recommended for the unit to be supplied through a Reverse Osmosis system. You see, the water valve is closed by the water pressure. Since the water pressure through a RO system is substantially diminished, there is a high probability of an overfill situation in the icemaker since the water valve will close too slowly.
Is there a bypass for this model? I installed a reverse osmosis system and pressure is low.
Answer Hello Antonio,
This will not help the normal operation of the water valve since water pressure closes it, (there is no internal spring to aid its' closure. It is closed by water pressure alone). If the water pressure is low, the water valve will close too slowly and cause overfill issues and dripping internally to the water valve. This unit requires no bypass plug and should pass water with the filter out of the unit, but no filter will not increase water pressure to the water inlet valve. This issue is best resolved by either bypassing the R.O. system or, in some cases, the R.O. company will have a resolution in the form of a pressure increasing accessory.