I need to change the water reservior tube out. How easy is this? how long should it take? I had ordered one once before and it appears to be the wrong diameter. So I did not change it. Is there any directions or any thing. I am generally very handy with maintaince and things. I just hate opening a can of warms.
Answer Hello David,
This is not a difficult job. You just have to replace the water reservoir since the water lines are made as part of the reservoir 2256126. Simply turn the power off to the unit and disconnect water line at the base of the freezer door and the water line from the water valve. These will pull out of the fresh food floor. When you put in the new one, tape the ends of the lines to prevent dirt from entering the system and after replacing it, use clear or white silicone to seal the opening the lines go through.
How do I replace the water reservoir on my 1992 kitchenaid superba refrigerator?
To replace the water tank on the unit you will need to pull the unit out from the wall and shut off the water supply. Take the lower cover off the unit and take out the water valve. Disconnect the 5/16" water line that goes up into the bottom of the refrigerator compartment from the water valve. Once done you will then need to take the kickplate off and disconnect the water line at the bottom of the freezer door. Open the refrigerator door and remove the crisper bins and shelves. Remove the screws holding the water tank and pull out. Push new water lines into the holes in the floor of the refrigerator and route them to the water valve and to the freezer door. Reconnect water lines and put unit back together.
How do I replace the water reservoir?
Answer Hello Elvi,
Disconnect the unit from the power supply and turn off the water supply before beginning. Pull the unit out, remove the protective air directing rear cover, and dis-connect the larger of the plastic lines leaving the water valve. Open the doors and remove the kick panel in the front. There is a water line that leaves the bottom of the freezer door. Dis-connect the fitting. Remove the lower shelving exposing the water reservoir and remove the screw/s that retain it to the rear wall. Pull the water reservoir up and the lines will come up through the floor of the refrigerator compartment. If the silicone comes up with it you will need to re-seal the new lines with silicone. Insert the new lines through the floor of the unit and direct them to the connection points and re-install. When all is connected turn the water and power back on and dispense at least 2 gallons of water to purge the air from the system. Check for any leaks and re-install the kickpanel and rear cover.
How does the grill on the bottom of my whirlpool side by side come off?
Answer Hello Elvin. The grill pulls off the bottom of the refrigerator.
I can 't find a filter and how do I change the water tubing?
Answer Nancy, the manufacturer does not offer a filter for model ED2CHQXKQ04. You disconnect the line from the bottom of the door and the line from the water valve and pull them up through the refrigerator floor to remove it. You then feed the new line through the floor to install the new one. Be sure to note on the old one which line led to the from since the new one will need to be installed the same way. Once in, be sure to put some silicone around the lines to prevent a moisture issue from the humidity in the room temperature air that will be able to get in without sealing the opening around the lines.
The tubing for the water reservoir has an orange color in it. Should it be replaced? If it does is it hard to replace? Our water has a stale taste to it. I know I have to change the filter but I would like to change the water reservoir, too.
Answer Hello Lisa,
The water reservoir and the lines to it are one piece. You disconnect the line from the bottom of the door and the line from the water valve and pull them up through the refrigerator floor to remove it. You then feed the new line through the floor to install the new one. Be sure to note on the old one which line led to the from since the new one will need to be installed the same way. Once in, be sure to put some silicone around the lines to prevent a moisture issue from the humidity in the room temperature air that will be able to get in without sealing the opening around the lines.
How much water is held in the water reservoir? I have a problem with "stale" tasting water from time to time since I don't use much ice or water. I know that draining the water on a regular basis will help prevent this. I need to know about how much to drain. As it is, I drain until the water temp to the touch has increased, but it'd be much easier to just drain a set amount and be assured that I've run all the old water out.
Answer Lori, Most refrigerators of the vintage you supplied usually have a reservoir tank that holds 2 to 2.5 quarts of water. If you include the filter and the tubing between the components, flushing 3 quarts of water through the dispenser should be more than sufficient to clear any "stale", "musty" water from the system. Depending on the water quality and your preferences, you may want to remove the filter and install the bypass plug in the filter housing. In some cases, the filter removes the additives and minerals in the water supply and can cause the water to taste and smell funny.