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Water filter under the model #253.44383402 is not the correct one.The plastic

Bar between the 2 posts is too long and the filter will not lock in place.Old filter is clear the new filter is white plastic.

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The product # does not mean much without a brand name.Would like to help but you need to provide more detailed information.

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What causes leak between filter and filter housing on kenmore elite model 40141003010.


Hello Emile;

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

I assume your changed the below component:

25693704-zbtre13rzitqz5mqvrpod1im-1-0.jpg At the ends of the plastic tubing are plastic push pull connectors. If the tubing is not properly seated and locked into the connector you will have a leak.
You may also have a crack in the connecting tubing from the water tank.
When you use your water dispenser, the water dispenser solenoid valve allows 65 PSI water pressure into the plastic tubing line, where if you have a bad connector or a crack in the line will cause a leak.
The is a plastic cap on the top of the above component.
1.) Put your fingers behind the above component where the tubing goes into the plastic mounting head. More often than not you can get bad parts
2.) Have someone push the water dispenser lever. Observe if water is running down the plastic tubing or if your fingers are getting wet.

May 13, 2015 | Kenmore Refrigerators

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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>

on Jun 17, 2011 | Refrigerators

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How do I clean the filter on the Novotronic W 310 Miele washing machine


Cleaning the fluff filter and pump
Check the fluff filter initially after 3 - 4 washes to ascertain how often it is likely to require cleaning. With normal cleaning approx. 2 litres of water run out.

If the drain outlet is clogged, more water will be retained in the machine (up to 25 litres).

Caution: if laundry has been washed at a high temperature,
water draining out of the machine will still be hot!

Take the (yellow) filter flap opener from behind the detergent drawer facia panel. Open the flap.

Place a dish under the drain fixture. Turn the fluff filter lid round 2 - 3
times. Do not take it right out.

With large volumes of water when the dish is full, screw the fluff filter back into position and empty the dish before repeating the procedure.

Once the flow of water ceases, remove the fluff filter completely and
clean it.
Remove any foreign bodies (e.g. buttons, coins, etc.) and fluff.
Turn the impeller by hand to check that it is free to rotate. Any foreign objects causing an obstruction should be removed.

Clean the inside of the fluff filter housing. Remove any deposits of lime scale and detergent or foreign bodies from the thread of the filter housing and filter unit (as these objects can cause a leakage
of water). Put the fluff filter back and screw it in firmly.
Cleaning and care

To clean the water inlet filters
The washing machine has two filters to protect the inlet valves. These filters should be checked every 6 months or so, or more often if there are frequent interruptions to the water supply.

To clean the filter in the union in the open end of the inlet hose:
First turn off the stopcock.
Unscrew the threaded union connecting the free end of the inlet hose to the stopcock.
Remove the rubber seal from the recess. Using pointed pliers, take hold of the plastic filter bar, remove the filter and clean.

Put the filter and seal back in the reverse order and reconnect the
hose. Turn on the stopcock and check the connection is watertight.
Inspect the inlet hose which is subjected to high pressure while the machine is in operation. The hose should be replaced if there are small cracks in the surface, or if it has been otherwise damaged.

If replacing the inlet hose only use a hose able to withstand pressure up to 70 bar. Miele's own hoses meet this requirement.

To clean the filter in the water inlet valve:
Using pliers, carefully loosen the ribbed plastic nut on the inlet valve,
and unscrew.
Use water pump pliers to withdraw the plastic filter by the bar.
Clean, put back and secure.
The two filters must be put back in place after cleaning.

Mar 08, 2015 | Miele W310 Front Load Washer

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After changing the water filter the water dispenser stopped working. How do I fix this problem?


Hello friend, thanks for your post!
Based off the information you have provided I would check to assure the panel is not locked, if it is hold down the lock icon to release the lockout feature. You should also remove the water filter and then install back maybe the connection was not fitting properly. Please comment back if those steps did not correct the problem. I look forward to helping you. -Matt

Sep 16, 2014 | Electrolux Refrigerators

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Bought a new Maytag side by side. Will not put out water. Tried the 5 sec on and 5sec off to flush the air out, still didn't work. What next?


Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly.
First off you need to make sure the freezer door is CLOSED and water filter is properly installed in the filter housing. Without a model number I can not tell you the exact location of the filter. There is a water lock out function of the water filter housing that will prevent proper water flow until the filter is installed correctly or removed completely. Also... there is a water tank / reservoir that has to be filled completely with water before you will see any water at the spigot. Please pass your model number so I can better assist you or call the Maytag Sercive Center so they can walk you through the initial set up procedure of your refrigerator. (They will also need your model number) Go to http://www.maytag.com and register your appliance before making the call.
1 (800) 344-1274 U.S.
1 (800) 688-2002 Canada

Before making the call check out this information about troubleshooting:
http://maytag.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/110/kw/Water/session/L3RpbWUvMTI5ODY4MTEyNi9zaWQvam9CYWV5bms%3D

- After connecting the refrigerator to water source or replacing the water filter, flush the water system. Use a sturdy container to depress and hold the water dispenser lever for 5 seconds, then release it for 5 seconds. Repeat until water begins to flow. Once water begins to flow, continue to press and release the dispenser bar (5 seconds on, 5 seconds off) until a total of 3 gal. (12 L) has been dispensed. This will flush air from the filter and water dispensing system, and prepare the water filter for use. Additional flushing may be required in some households. As air is cleared from the system water may spurt out of the dispenser.
- Make sure the dispenser is not locked. Some models have a lock feature that deactivates the dispenser levers and control buttons. The lock button is on the dispenser front cover. This feature controls unintentional dispensing during cleaning. Press the Unlock or Locked button to reactivate the dispenser levers and allow dispenser function. You may need to hold the button for 2 to 3 seconds.
- If there has been a recent power outage or the power supply has been off for more than one hour, the power outage indicator (on some models) will disable the dispenser function. The dispenser display will read "PF" to indicate power failure. To use the dispenser, press and hold the "Reset" button for 3 seconds until you hear the beeps.

-A clogged or incorrectly installed water filter will reduce the water flow to the water dispenser. Check for a problem with the filter by removing the filter and operating the dispenser. If water begins to flow, then the filter is either clogged or incorrectly installed. A clogged filter will need to be replaced.

If the filter is clogged and you are not able to immediately replace it, leave the filter out so the water system is in bypass mode. With the filter removed, the water system will continue to operate, bypassing the filter, and the clogged filter will not cause slow water dispensing. However, in order to have filtered water, you will need to install a new filter.
All Genuine Maytag Water Filters retain beneficial fluoride and are NSF Certified for drastically reducing chlorine taste and odor, particulates, lead, mercury and cysts.

To ensure glass after glass of clean, refreshing ice and water, change your filter yearly or whenever the system light indicates.

about the filter:
http://assets.whirlpool.com/files/usr/animations/ANM000085.htm

The information above should get your water working. If not please listen for a solenoid buzz as you actuate the water in door function. No buzz either the dispenser is locked off or.... you have a valid warranty claim.
Thanks for choosing FixYa,
Kelly

Feb 26, 2011 | Maytag Refrigerators

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Dishwasher wont push water around inside tub correctly something is blocking water flow to pump i looked for filter could not find


The units diosposal screen is probably clogged.
This is a relatively simple procedure that requires 2 tools. There is a screen behind the cutter in the built in disposal unit that gets clogged easily. You may want to order a new part before disassembly.
To disassemble:
You will need 2 sizes of torqs (star shaped) screw drivers and some patience in reassembly. Be sure to note how things are assembled before removing them. You do not need to unplug the unit to do this as you will be inside the unit and not around any exposed electrical components. Make sure the unit has been off for a while so that the heater element is cool.
  1. Remove the top rack by squeezing and sliding the plastic locks upward (on the ends of the rails) Then slide the rack out.
  2. Remove the bottom rack
  3. turn the center plastic retainer on top of the spray mast cclockwise (opposite most all other screws) and lift out main spray arm
  4. remove screw from back center water pipe (oblong flat 2 piece plastic unit on the back wall inside) and rotate it clockwise to release the tabs under the pump cover. Lift above a carefully move out of the way
  5. loosen and carefully remove 4 screws from the pump cover/ diverter/ screen unit and lift out exposing the top of the pump and motor housing (usually grey plastic)
  6. Locate the screw at the front left of the pump cover that holds down the disposal cover. remove the screw and note which groove the screen is in as well as the side of the screen the blade is on.
  7. Replace the blade/ screen unit or clean the old one (under a tap of warm water and with an old tooth brush) and reinstall it.
  8. Assembly is reverse of above. Note! Be sure locking tabs are under pump cover as before and you don’t drop the screw for the oblong water pipe!

Feb 06, 2010 | Kenmore 24 in. 16032 Built-in Dishwasher

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Replaced water filter, water stopped working at all after 3 weeks


Remove lower grill and disconnect the water line going through the freezer door hinge. Usually it is a push lock fitting, which requires you to push the ring on the end of the fitting toward the center of the fitting while pulling (not hard) on the plastic tube. Now place a pan under the separated plastic hose and try the water dispenser. If water comes out, your problem is a frozen water line in the freezer door. A warmer freezer temp may help, or you can order and install a WR49X101073 water tube heater. (the heater may take 24 hours to thaw the line, but I have used it successfully several times. Cost about $50) If no water comes out the separated tube when you try to dispense water, reconnect the tube at the hinge by pushing the plastic line back into the fitting. Now, at the back of the refrig., disconnect the water line going from the water valve to the fresh foods compartment. Try to dispense water. No water at valve outlet = bad valve. Water dispensed from valve now = frozen water filter or water line at back bottom of fresh foods compartment. (make sure you disconnect the right tube. If in doubt, disconnect them both, just get them back correctly so your icemaker continues to work) Send me additional comments if needed. Don't rate before you try all the steps.

Comment by MNTECH, posted on May 20, 2009 Sorry, didn't notice that I put an extra zero in the part number. It should be a WR49X10173

Aug 28, 2009 | Hotpoint HSS25GFT 25.0 Cu. Ft....

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My refrigerator model GSS25SGMF (side by side) does not dispense water (ice works fine). I understand it might be one of 2 issues 1) Solenoid or 2) water inlet screen clogged with debris. How do I...


Remove lower grill and disconnect the water line going through the freezer door hinge. Usually it is a push lock fitting, which requires you to push the ring on the end of the fitting toward the center of the fitting while pulling (not hard) on the plastic tube. Now place a pan under the separated plastic hose and try the water dispenser. If water comes out, your problem is a frozen water line in the freezer door. A warmer freezer temp may help, or you can order and install a WR49X101073 water tube heater. (the heater may take 24 hours to thaw the line, but I have used it successfully several times. Cost about $50) If no water comes out the separated tube when you try to dispense water, reconnect the tube at the hinge by pushing the plastic line back into the fitting. Now, at the back of the refrig., disconnect the water line going from the water valve to the fresh foods compartment. Try to dispense water. No water at valve outlet = bad valve. Water dispensed from valve now = frozen water filter or water line at back bottom of fresh foods compartment. (make sure you disconnect the right tube. If in doubt, disconnect them both, just get them back correctly so your icemaker continues to work) Send me additional comments if needed. Don't rate before you try all the steps.

Comment by MNTECH, posted on May 20, 2009 Sorry, didn't notice that I put an extra zero in the part number. It should be a WR49X10173

Jun 11, 2009 | GE GSS25SGMBS Side by Side Refrigerator

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Water dispenser works sometimes


It sounds like you may need to try the water tube heater I mention in the "Tips and Tricks" post of mine, copied here:

Remove lower grill and disconnect the water line going through the freezer door hinge. Usually it is a push lock fitting, which requires you to push the ring on the end of the fitting toward the center of the fitting while pulling (not hard) on the plastic tube. Now place a pan under the separated plastic hose and try the water dispenser. If water comes out, your problem is a frozen water line in the freezer door. A warmer freezer temp may help, or you can order and install a WR49X101073 water tube heater. (the heater may take 24 hours to thaw the line, but I have used it successfully several times. Cost about $50) If no water comes out the separated tube when you try to dispense water, reconnect the tube at the hinge by pushing the plastic line back into the fitting. Now, at the back of the refrig., disconnect the water line going from the water valve to the fresh foods compartment. Try to dispense water. No water at valve outlet = bad valve. Water dispensed from valve now = frozen water filter or water line at back bottom of fresh foods compartment. (make sure you disconnect the right tube. If in doubt, disconnect them both, just get them back correctly so your icemaker continues to work) Send me additional comments if needed. Don't rate before you try all the steps.

May 07, 2009 | GE GSH25JFR Side by Side Refrigerator

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No water but ice maker works


Remove lower grill and disconnect the water line going through the freezer door hinge. Usually it is a push lock fitting, which requires you to push the ring on the end of the fitting toward the center of the fitting while pulling (not hard) on the plastic tube. Now place a pan under the separated plastic hose and try the water dispenser. If water comes out, your problem is a frozen water line in the freezer door. A warmer freezer temp may help, or you can order and install a WR49X101073 water tube heater. (the heater may take 24 hours to thaw the line, but I have used it successfully several times. Cost about $50) If no water comes out the separated tube when you try to dispense water, reconnect the tube at the hinge by pushing the plastic line back into the fitting. Now, at the back of the refrig., disconnect the water line going from the water valve to the fresh foods compartment. Try to dispense water. No water at valve outlet = bad valve. Water dispensed from valve now = frozen water filter or water line at back bottom of fresh foods compartment. (make sure you disconnect the right tube. If in doubt, disconnect them both, just get them back correctly so your icemaker continues to work) Send me additional comments if needed. Don't rate before you try all the steps.

Feb 17, 2009 | GE (PSS26MSRSS) Side by Side Refrigerator

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