My brother cut the hoses at the filter housing because of a leak. Have a new housing but since both lines are 1/4 inch I don't know which is inlet and which is outlet. One line is 5/16 at the housing, but since it was cut on the1/4inch section I can't tell where it was originally connected. Housing is part number 2186443. Can you tell me which connection on the housing is the inlet from house water?
Answer Hello John,
Do not cut the new part for the installation. All you have to do is disconnect the water line to the door behind the kickpanel and follow the water line where it comes through the floor of the unit back to the water valve and disconnect it there. Pull the two water lines out from inside the unit and push the new lines through the floor. Connect the larger line to the water valve and the smaller line to the line going to the freezer door. If the silicone gets torn, you can remove it and put new silicone around the lines. If you cut the lines and splice in the fresh food section, you will continually have leaking issues with it until the part is installed properly.
I need to replace water filter housing for whirlpool model
20RI-D4 ESPRESSO. which part can fit with this model ?
Answer Hello Ben. Sorry, that is not a good model number. We will need your correct model number to help you with this. Please call 1-877-477-7278 or post your model number with a new question on the parts page. http://www.appliancepartspros.com/modelnumber_locator.aspx
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.