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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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.
We have a ro system supplying the refrigerator. How can we bypass the filter?
Answer Ron, you'll need to remove the filter and replace the filter cap to bypass the filter. Thanks.
I have an RO filter and don't want to use the expensive water filter in my Kitchen Aid refrigerator (Model # KFIS20XVMS11). Do I need a bypass filter? The water and ice maker don't seem to work when I take the old filter out. Thank you.
Answer Gary, Your particular refrigerator does require a "bypass plug" 12664501 to be installed in the filter head assembly in order for the dispenser and ice maker to function properly. Without the plug or a filter installed the system is "locked out" so it doesn't leak or create other issues.