Question about LG 26.0 Cu. Ft. Side-by-Side Refrigerator with Thru-the-Door Ice and Water - Titanium
Cannot remove water filter.
When rotated from lock to unlock position will not release.
Upward and downward pressure in unlock position won't release.
Has been in place for approx 12 months.
Have inserted and removed several water filter units since 2004.
Here's the only thing that worked for me in getting the water filter out of my LG refrigerator after trying for three weeks, pulling hard by hand, using high-grip gloves, and trying an oil filter wrench. You have to break or lessen the suction created by the water in the filter. Do this by first turning the filter to the Removal position (in my case, a quarter-turn to the left). Then grip the filter tight and rock it back and forth slowly as far toward the back and front of the refrigerator as possible, while keeping a bit of downward pressure on the filter. This lets the two O-Rings "walk" their way down the insert tube. After only a few pushes and pulls - voila! -- it lets go and will drop right out.
Posted on May 20, 2012
For me the top shelf was too high and would not let the filter drop far enough to pull out. I had to remove the top shelf to remove the filter.
Posted on Dec 08, 2013
Turn water off to relieve the presher wiggle the filter and pull down on it. it will not bake you need to use force to pull it down and out of the refrigerator
Posted on Jan 18, 2009
Here the only solution that worked for me!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovBPNzYelNg
Posted on Apr 04, 2013
Had to remove top shelf. This is a design flaw:(
Posted on Nov 05, 2017
We tried all the above tips after many previous attempts and finally was able to pull the filter down and out in our LG fridge. Thanks to you all.
Posted on Dec 09, 2015
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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