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Cannot remove water filter from LG 26 cu ft side-by-side in the d

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.

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    Jerry Beacom Dec 08, 2013

    My filter would not budge until my son figured out that the top shelf in the refrigerator was too high. I took the top shelf out and it allowed the water filter to drop enough so it just came right out!

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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

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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

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    Jerry Beacom Dec 08, 2013

    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.

  • JNAMI
    JNAMI Sep 29, 2014

    YES THAT"S the problem. The filter door NEEDS to open ALL the way to be able to remove the water filter because the shelf IS preventing the filter from releasing. I now WROTE inside my filter door to -1) remove top shelf 1st before removing filter as a reminder next time.

  • Ian Springer
    Ian Springer Mar 07, 2015

    Thank you - I probably would have broken my filter housing soon had I not seen this!

  • Tyler Stephens
    Tyler Stephens Jul 26, 2016

    Thanks Jerry ... I am a handy guy but could not get mine loose and gave up ... It was exactly what you said , I took out the shelf which was in the very top holes and it came right out ... It let it go down the little extra it needed to dis-connect ... If I hadn't read your comment I would of probably have had to call a service tech ...

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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

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Here the only solution that worked for me!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovBPNzYelNg

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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.

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