discovered overnight water leakage on the floor, with a faint attendant noise. I have not replaced the filter for years. Leak and noise stopped when I turned off the water valve. NOW: What is the correct order for checking to see what is causing the leak, and therefore what parts might need replacing?.
The first thing that you will want to do is pull the kick plate off and turn the water back on. Using a flashlight check to see if you can locate a leak on the water lines. If not then look at the bottom of the filter housing for water to be dripping. If there is water coming from the bottom of the housing then twist the water filter out of the housing but not taking it completely out. See if the water drip slows or increases. If increasing then the filter housing is bad and if it slows then the water filter may have a crack in it.
For what reason would I need to change the filter housing?
Answer Hello Debra,
You would need to replace the filter housing if new filters will not seat and seal or if it is cracked or leaking.
Trying to find out how to replace the water filter housing. Is it done from the rear of the refrigerator? the panel on the front does not allow the old one to come out.
Answer Pete, Once you remove the filter, filter cap, and kick plate grille from the bottom front of the refrigerator, remove the two screws that attach the filter housing to the refrigerator frame. Slide the filter housing out the front of the unit enough to detach the water tubes, and allow wate water is left in the filter or tubes to drain into a small bucket.
I have a side by side fridge which has the kind of water filter you replace by turning the knob a quarter turn, pulling out and replacing. I think during cleaning I turned it once and turned it back by accident. Now when I want to change the filter I cannot move the knob.
Answer Hello Kelti,
Open both doors and remove the kick panel. Now remove the decorative filter cover. Now the end of the filter is exposed. If you cannot turn it, you can use a pair of pliers to get the old filter out. To re-install the kick panel, be sure to open both doors. This makes it much easier.