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Cannot get ice & water filter out in order to install new one. Following directions, seems to be stuck.

Directions to turn counter clockwise . Will not release

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Try this. Shut off the water supply, and try to dispense water. This will eliminate water pressure on the filter and allow easier removal. With water pressure in place, you are having to try to overcome water pressure and requires a lot more effort.
If this does not work you may need to find out if your refrigerator manufacturer has a special wrench to help removal of filter.
Hope this helps.

Posted on Dec 14, 2014


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