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Low water flow after changing the water filter in a gf profile re

For the third time in about 18 months I have changed the water filter in my ge profile refrigerator, but this time the water flow is slow. Changed the filter again but problem persisted. Is there anything that I can do to solve the problem?
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Just a suggestion, you could try installing a filter on the water supply line to the fridge. A nice one should dramatically lessen the frequency of replacing the one in the fridge. As for your the pressure being low, look for a kink or pinch in the water supply line.

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