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Can I remove the filter cover completely? Can I remove the entire filter housing (not hooked up to water line). How do I remove the whole bulky thing?

The parts guide shows parts 22, 23, 24, and 26 comprising the filter body. Do these pull apart and pull off?

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    Jack Smach Dec 14, 2014

    This question is for KBFS20ECWH - french door, bottom freezer KitchenAid fridge



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Hello Jack;

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

Do not remove the filter housing, otherwise you are going to have someone like me showing up at your home, and leaving with about $240.00 in my pocket.

I wish you would have posted you model number. Your model number is on a label near the top on the side wall.

Some filter covers are held in with a screw and tabs that you press un and pull out. Others you squeeze to release the plastic tabs.

Get back to me with a model number and I will instruct you.

You only change your water filter, either when the water dispenser is slow or you get small ice cubes. The filter change light is a timer, like a egg timer. It is not electrically tied into the filter.

Also, the next time you purchase a water filter go into the link I am providing. You can get filters for about 40% less.

Posted on Dec 14, 2014

Testimonial: "Thanks Peter. The model is This question is KitchenAid KBFS20ECWH - french door, bottom freezer fridge. What is the reason for removing filter housing?"

  • Jack Smach
    Jack Smach Dec 14, 2014

    The model is KitchenAid KBFS20ECWH - french door, bottom freezer. What problems will removing the entire filter housing cause (if it's possible to remove it)? The fridge is not/will never be connected to a water line.



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