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Change Kenmore fridge water filter due to slow water dispenser

I have tried to remove filter in the top right hand corner of fridge but it seems stuck and unsure if I can pull down with some force. Will that leak water or worse break something.

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    Top part of WF blew off and is stuck inside I can't find the right tool to take it out?

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What you want to look for on the filter is an arrow turn the arrow left and then pull down

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How do I change water filter


Hello Anita;

My name is Peter. I am a retired field service refrigeration technician.

You did not provide a model number, so I am going to have to tell you where the water filter might be.

1.) On the lower, front bottom grill or toe plate, in the center there is a round hole. In this hole is your water filter. Grab the end of the cylinder and turn 1/4 turn counter clock wise and pull out. There will be some water in the filter. Slide the end cap off the old filter and slide it back on the new filter. Insert the new filter, push in and turn 1/4 turn clockwise.

2.) In the upper back right hand corner of your refrigerator section is where your water filter is located. There is a plastic cover plate around it, but you can still see the bottom of the filter canister. Reach in and turn the bottom of the filter 1/4 turn counter clockwise and remove. Insert the new water filter and turn 1/4 turn clockwise.

After installing a new filter, there is air in the filter. Run your water dispenser until a steady flow of water come out. You will get air & water spurting out.

If you only have a ice maker, you will have to manually cycle your ice maker until it fills.

The water filter change light is not tied into anything in your unit. It is like a egg timer. Even when the indicator light indicates to change you water filter, you only change your water filter when either the water coming out of the water dispenser is slow or you are getting small ice cubes.

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How to Reset Your Water Filter Light


<b>Amana:<br /></b> <ol> <li>Press and hold the <b>dispenser lock</b> and <b>auto light</b> buttons on the dispenser for 4 seconds until the filter status indicator begins to flash, then release the buttons.</li></ol>or<br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold the <b>dispenser lock</b> and <b>water</b> buttons for 4 seconds until the filter status indicator begins to flash, then release the buttons.</li></ol>or<br /> <ol> <li>After replacing the water filter, press and hold the Reset Filter pad for 3 seconds. The Order and Replace indicator lights will blink and then go off when the system is reset.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Brita:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Press firmly and hold start button for 5 to 10 seconds.</li> <li>Four bars will appear in the display, one after the other, and flash. Do not release the start button until the 4 bars appear and start to flash. If you have difficulty pressing the start button, a capped ballpoint pen may be used to press the button down.</li> <li>A small flashing dot in the lower right corner shows the indicator is working.</li> <li>Every 2 weeks a bar automatically disappears. When only 1 bar remains make sure you have a new filter on hand.</li> <li>After 2 months, when all bars have disappeared, an arrow will flash at the top of the display reminding you to change your filter. </li></ol><b>Frigidaire<br /></b> <ol> <li>Press and hold the <b>reset </b>button on the dispenser until the green light flashes (up to 15 seconds).</li></ol><b>GE:<br /></b> <ol> <li><b>P</b>ress and hold the <b>reset water filter</b> button on the dispenser for 3 seconds.</li></ol>or<br /> <ol> <li> Press the reset button on the dispenser for 4 to 8 seconds then release. </li></ol><b>Hotpoint:<br /> </b> <ol> <li><b>P</b>ress and hold the <b>reset water filter</b> button on the dispenser for 3 seconds.</li></ol> <b>Jenn-Air:<br /> </b> <ol> <li>Press and hold the <b>lock</b> and <b>light</b> buttons (<b>lock and water</b> on newer fridges) on the dispenser for about 4 seconds, until the indicator light blinks.</li></ol><b>Kenmore:<br /></b> <ol> <li>Press and hold the button next to the filter light for 10 seconds.</li></ol><b>KitchenAide</b>:<br /> <ol> <li>Press the <b>light</b> switch 5 times within 10 seconds. If the fridge has a <b>filter button</b>, press and hold it for 5-10 seconds.</li></ol><b>LG:<br /> </b> <ol> <li>Press and hold the <b>reset</b> button for 3 seconds.</li></ol><b>Magic Chef</b> <br /> <ol> <li> Press and hold the light and lock pads until the change filter light flashes. (approximately 3 seconds)</li></ol> <b>Maytag:<br /></b> <ol> <li>Press and hold the <b>lock</b> and <b>light</b> buttons (<b>lock and water</b> on newer fridges) on the dispenser for about 4 seconds, until the indicator light blinks.</li></ol>or<br /> <ol> <li>Press the refrigerator's light switch five times within ten seconds.</li></ol><b>Samsung:<br /> </b> <ol> <li>Press the <b>ice type</b> and <b>child lock</b> buttons simultaneously for 3 seconds. NOTE: Hold the buttons for only 3 seconds. If you press these 2 buttons simultaneously for 5 seconds, the reset function ceases.</li> <li>Release the buttons and repeat the same step one more time. The water filter indicator light should turn green.</li></ol>or<br /> <ol> <li><span>Press and hold the "Alarm/Hold" button for 3 seconds.</span></li></ol>or<br /> <ol> <li><span>Press and hold the <i>Fridge </i>and <i>Power Cool</i> buttons for 3 seconds.</span></li></ol><b>Whirlpool</b>:<br /> <ol> <li>Press the <b>light</b> switch 5 times within 10 seconds. If the fridge has a <b>filter button</b>, press and hold it for 5-10 seconds.</li></ol>

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GE side by side water dispenser not working very well.


you need to change the filter, located in upper right hand corner of fresh food section. Order it at geappliannce.com

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My Amana french door/bottom freezer is leaking water. Did the procedure with hot water the drain in back of the freezer, although it seemed clear of ice. That didn't help. The leaking stops when I...


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1. A cracked plastic tube. These will leak whenever there's a call for water - either the chilled water dispenser, or re-filling the icemaker tray (two seperate tubes). Pay particular attention to anywhere the tubes are clamped to the chassis; anywhere they're routed near or under the refrigeration unit; and near the solenoid valve - especially if there's a tight loop in the tube there.
2. A bad (leaking) connection where one of the tubes exits the water valve. Again, these will leak whenever the valve is activated.

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Manuf's make good money selling replacement tubing kits.

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Where is the water filter located and how do i replace it.


The water filter is located in the fresh food or fridge side of the appliance, at the rear - in the upper right hand corner.

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To change the filter, open the fridge door, clear the top shelf and grasp the filter. All that is needed is to turn the filter to the left about a 1/4 turn for it to drop down. A few drops of water may spill onto the shelf. To install a replacement, remove the protective cover (shown as a red cap above), and position under opening for filter. Gently push upward while turning the filter to the right. The filter will pop in, and as you turn about 1/4 of the way around, it will be drawn up a small amount until seated. At this point it will no longer turn any further.

More info about the filter is below (taken from the manual).

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The water "Filter Indicator" light

• "Filter Indicator" light lets you know when it is time to change your water filter cartridge. The light
will change from green to orange. This tells you that it is almost time to change the current cartridge.
It is recommended that you replace the cartridge when the light changes to red. (see "Install the water filter" section for more information)
• If you install water filter, throw away the first six glassfulls of water filter, or until water flows clearly to flush impurities in the water supply system.


Using the dispenser without the water filter

• You can not use the water and ice dispenser without a water filter cartridge because the water line
blocks at water supply.
Ordering replacement filters
• To order more water filter cartridges, call 1-800-SAMSUNG and ask for accessory Part # DA29-
00003A or contact your authorized Samsung dealer.

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How do I change the water filter


Removing and replacing a water filter - upper right hand corner location

Filters situated in the upper right hand corner of the refrigerator compartment of Maytag-built side-by-side refrigerators are relatively simple to replace. Follow these steps:
  • These eight inch long filters are housed in their own compartment. The base of the compartment can be released by pushing in on the release clip found at the end of the housing unit. Allow the base of the housing compartment to hang down while you remove and replace your filter.


  • Twist the spent filter to the left (counter-clockwise) and gently pull on it to remove it. There is an automatic water shut off to keep leaks and spills to a minimum.


  • Remove the new filter from its packaging. Remove the plastic wrap, and peel off the aluminum topping. Insert the new filter into the housing unit. Twist the filter to the right (clockwise) until it clicks into place. Replace the base of the filter housing by cliping it back in place.


  • Condition the filter by dispensing several glasses of water through your refrigerator. This ensures that all fine carbon particles have been removed.


  • Check the filter and the inside of the refrigerator for leaks. If you find a leak, remove and install the filter again.


  • Finally, reset the 'change filter' indicator light, if your refrigerator has one, at the front of your refrigerator. The procedure for resetting the change filter indicator light can vary from fridge to fridge. Typically, the indicator light can be reset by holding down on the 'lock' button and the 'water' button simultaneously for three seconds. Sometimes, it is the 'lock' and the 'light' button you need to press down on simultaneously for three seconds in order to reset the filter indicator light.


Removing and replacing a water filter - center ceiling location

Filters situated in the center ceiling of the refrigerator compartment of Maytag-built side-by-side refrigerators are relatively simple to replace. Follow these steps:
  • Turn the filter a quarter turn to the left, in a counter-clockwise motion. The 'unlocked' symbol on the filter will be lined up with the indicator line that is molded into the refrigerator just above the filter. Allow the ears of the cartridge to disengage from the filter holder.


  • Gently pull down on the filter, being careful to not spill any water still in the filter. Discard the used filter.


  • Remove the new filter from its packaging. Remove and discard the red plastic cap found on the top of the new filter.


  • Apply the appropriate month sticker to the filter to remind your self to remove and replace the filter in six months' time.


  • Insert the new filter into the filter opening. Line the 'unlock' symbol on the filter up with the indicator line that is molded into the refrigerator above the filter. Turn the filter a quarter turn to the right, in a clockwise motion. You will be able to feel the filter stop when it is all the way in, and the 'locked' symbol on the filter will now be lined up with the indicator line above the filter.


  • Close the refrigerator door and dispense several glasses of water through the water dispenser in the door in order to purge the new filter of any impurities. Open the refrigerator door again and check for leaks. If you find a leak, remove and replace the new filter again.


  • Finally, reset the 'change filter' indicator light, if your refrigerator has one, at the front of your refrigerator. The procedure for resetting the change filter indicator light can vary from fridge to fridge. Typically, the indicator light can be reset by holding down on the 'lock' button and the 'water' button simultaneously for three seconds. Sometimes, it is the 'lock' and the 'light' button you need to press down on simultaneously for three seconds in order to reset the filter indicator light.


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Water dispenser won't stop dispensing water!


Hi I dont have the knowledge of your fridge, but I'm just going to throw this idea your way , please forgive me if im wrong :)

Perhaps the problem is due to syphonage, the discharged liquids are creating a vacuum along the line.

Did you reposition the height of any supply hoses ? none of them should be above/higher the outlet source itself.

You could also try installing a inline reverse flow suppressor
(small plastic filter that only allows one-way direction of flow.

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