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Fridge leak by water filter Fridgidaire

My water filer is leaking into the top compartment on the door. The fridge is less than 6 months old. What could be the problem? I tool out the filter and it is not leaking anymore.

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  • Anonymous Dec 07, 2007

    water filter in side by side is leaking

  • MANZAREK Mar 13, 2008

    I double checked the filter and it still has the O Rings. The fridge is still leaking. What does"tooling the filter out" mean from the last comment?

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2008

    my fridge door doesn't seem to be closing tightly and i find the door open.

  • khristy Apr 06, 2008

    I Bougth a frigidaire fridge on 11/06 on 4/08 I start to have a leak on the water filter and when i saw the all area was getting on fie,.it was scary. I have the pictures to prove it.I called best Buy were I got the fridge last than 2 years and thay say to call frigidaire.I am calling and can nobody to talk.

  • Julie Clifford Oct 14, 2008

    Our Frigidaire side by side Professional Series is 3 yrs old and we bought it with the house we moved into 2 yrs ago. Ever since we've moved here we noticed when the water filter in the refrig side got to be about 3 months old (supposed to last 6 mos...$50 each!) it would leak water all over the refrig. Finally called a Sears tech out and he said it was a well-known problem with the 2005 Frigidaire refrigerators...if the home's water pressure is too high for the frig, it destroys the seals on the water filter, hence, it begins to leak water all over. $390 later...he had to install an in-line water pressure regulator on the water tubing of the frig. What a rip off! No more Frigidaire appliances for me! Now when the ice tray fills, it sounds like a loud knocking at the door!! Jeez!

  • prattsapplia Nov 12, 2008

    i have tried good Quality presure regulators, mfg's regulator nothing seems to work.i have converted some from new square style to older round style,but this does not solve issue with square filter(pure source 2). has any one had luck with this issue!?

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Hello, sounds like the o-ring for the housing that the filter goes into was damaged. You can get a replacement o-ring from your locale appliance parts wholesaler/dealer - OR if you have a really good locale "Hardware" store - remove the o-ring from the male part of the housing that stays in your fridge (pinch it between you fingers around the diameter and you should be able to get it out). They should be able to match it for you - If I recall it is a standard size. If you cannot find one right away you may be able to get it to stop leaking temporarily by getting some Sillicone O-Ring GREASE and applying it to the o-ring. This may stop the leak but I would still replace the oring when you can. Good Luck Dr. Know

Posted on Dec 23, 2007

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There has got to be a better solution to this water filter leaking problem than a pressure reducer because there's to many people that have already installed a water pressure reducer recommended by Frigidaire (that has been discontinued because they didn't work) and are still having the same problem over and over. The only guaranteed fix is by-passing the water filter all together but that means no filtered water or ice cubes. I hope the Frigidaire people can do something because this is ridiculous.

Posted on Jan 07, 2011

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Hi, I notice alot of people having trouble with leaking ice makers. I have an older refrigerator that had the same problem for years. Taking the ice maker apart and checking all seals did nothing. Then one day I had an RO (reverse osmosis) system installed under my kitchen sink. The water line to feed the ice maker was also hooked up to the RO system. I noticed immediately that the ice maker quit leaking. I asked the RO guy about this and the answer was very simple. My household water pressure was too high for the shut off valve in the icemaker. The RO system acted as a pressure reducer to the icemaker. Now you don't need to install an RO system to reduce water pressure. A simple inline pressure regulator will work. This regulator would be installed inline between the city pressure and the icemaker only. No need to cut down pressure to the whole house. I would strongly recommend having your household water pressure checked as a starting point. My city water pressure runs about 60 psi. This fix was done about 7-8 years ago. Ice maker has been happy ever since.

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