The chilled water tank sprung several leaks along the seam, so I ordered a replacement. I received a coil of tubing instead of a tank, is this the right part? If it is, do I just use a ferrule to connect it to the existing lines?
Answer Hello Darren. Yes you do have the correct part. The manufacturer has done away with the tank assemblies and went to the coil instead. There are no instructions with this reservoir. The tubes need to be cut closest to the old tank in case you need them. The part will bolt to the back wall with 1/4" x 1/2" screws. Do not use too long of screws. Just make sure you pre-drill and do not go out the back of the unit. The tubes should slip in and out of the cabinet and you will need to use the coupling supplied with the waterline where the freezer door 5/16" line passes up into the lower hinge. Behind the lower kick plate. The 1/4" tube will reach all the way to the water valve and screw into the connector there. Reservoir part # W10526445.
Note: This question is for the older version of this part, but we thought you might still find it helpful
My Whirlpool side-by-side has fairly foul tasting water (and resulting ice cubes) - almost a "fishy" taste. I am assuming that I will have to replace the reservoir. Are there any other parts that I will need to replace while I am in there just to make sure that I have the problem taken care of?
Thank you so much for your time.
Answer Steve, Replacing the reservoir will be a great help to the issue. You may also want to remove the water filter from the system as well. Under certain water conditions, the filter becomes over efficient, and removes some of the chemicals added by the water treatment plant and this allows some forms of algae to accumulate in the reservoir and cause a foul odor or taste to develop.