Question about Samsung RS2556 Side by Side Refrigerator
It appears to be stuck. Cannot moved 1/4 to left.
A lot of different brand refrigerators have similar problems to this. I encountered this stuck filter problem on our Samsung side-by-side fridge that has the filter inside the fridge side and above the top shelf towards the back-right corner. Here is the solution that worked for me...
1. Remove the top glass shelf to give yourself extra working room.
2. Put on some rubber cleaning gloves to be able to get a tight grip.
3. Turn the old filter 1/4-turn to the left... it may take quite a bit of force.
4. Pull-down on the old filter to remove it. If it still will not come out, proceed to the next step.
5. After you turn the old filter 1/4-turn to the left and it stops, then get a good grip, because you will need to turn it an additional 1/8-inch to 1/4-inch. The left-edge of one of the vertical molding lines that run down the Aqua Pure filters should be directly under the centering-mark on your water filter holder.
That extra 1/4-inch counter-clockwise turn always seems to do the trick, and then the filter pulls down and out easily. Good luck!
Posted on Mar 03, 2009
Had this problem. Read all the responses online, it was only by combining multiple responses that I could figure it out. I did this; turn the filter 1/4 turn counter clock wise, as directed; (this was exceedingly hard- I could only turn about a 1/16 " a day and my fingers were done for) When it reaches the 1/4 turn spot; take a rubber mat, used to open jars, place over plastic grab handle on filter and clamp down with a pair of long nosed pliers and pull hard. It popped out. !
Posted on Nov 09, 2014
So I was having the same problem. I turned the water off to the fridge and then held the water dispenser down while I turned the filter and that did the trick. Had to do the same thing to install the new one and it worked!!
Posted on May 18, 2018
After trying many different suggestions including all the above. Simply use a automobile oil filter wrench on your stuck frig filter. It came out instantly with absolutely no effort. SIMPLE.
Posted on Jul 24, 2017
I had this problem. Finally I made extra sure (by looking at the new filter) which what it must turn and I put muscle to it until it came loose.
I twisted so hard I was sure it would break, but it came off without damage.
Posted on Feb 20, 2009
Some of these units also have a release button on the front of the filter or on the receptacle frame.
Posted on Nov 15, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Hello friend, thank you for your post!
I understand that your water filter holder is stuck and will not come off of your Frigidaire refrigerator. I see you have the Pure Source filter and after reviewing that it does not appear to have a filter holder. To remove that filter you should have to push it in and it should discharge. If it is not doing so, I would push it in and turn it slightly to remove it. If you are still having trouble with your filter removal could you provide me with your model number please? You can locate the serial tag (which lists your model number) on the inside of your refrigerator normally on the right hand wall. I look forward to assisting you. -Matt
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