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What is the grill cap on the PUR filter? I don't seem to have it.

I have the kenmore side by side refridgerator that takes the PUR water filter. the item is #04609030000 and Mfr. model # 09030. I recently got a new filter and in reading the instructions, realize I do not see the "grill cap" it talks about on the old filter. This makes me think it came with the refridgerator and I threw it away with a filter early on. Also, may be the reason why I have trouble getting the old filter to eject when it needs to be replace. My questions are : 1. What is the grill cap? 2. Can I order its replacement? 3. can the filter work without it? Thank you

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  • jillkeith100 May 30, 2009

    yes, but it is a sears kenmore, not a matag

  • jillkeith100 May 30, 2009

    09030 Kenmore Elite Side by side, thanks

  • jillkeith100 May 30, 2009

    hey, thank you for trying to help but I figured it out. I think I did throw it away with the first filter I had .....duh! I will order another. Have a nice day.

  • jillkeith100 May 30, 2009




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HI, Is the filter down near the floor in the kick plate?
If I had a model # I caould look this up for you.


Posted on May 30, 2009

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    Victor May 30, 2009

    Wasn't sure what brand it was but, I can still look it up with a model #.

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    Victor May 30, 2009

    I am sorry but, I need the whole model # off the label inside the fresh food section.

  • Victor
    Victor May 30, 2009

    Ok. Was it the one down in the kick plate?

  • Victor
    Victor May 30, 2009

    Ok, Thanks. I tried to find the part# for one but I could not find it without a nodel #

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