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LG Premium Filter Model LT500P

Is there a trick to inserting the above filter in the back of the refrigerator? It seems to be extremely difficult to insert it high enough to twist it clockwise to install.

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SOURCE: Water filter replacement

Fm, it's not threaded, turn it counter clockwise until it stops (should hear a click), then pull it out. Push the new one in all the way and turn it clockwise, you should hear it snap in. You may have to use a little force. If you are still having trouble, give them a call at 1-877-714-7481. Catriver.

Posted on Jun 29, 2007

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SOURCE: Water filter stuck on my Kenmore Fridge

I had the same problem. I coudn't get the knob to turn. I ended up taking the front grill off so I could get a better grip on the knob. Once I did that I still have to put a lot of pressure on the knob to turn it but that did the trick. When I got it turned a quarter turn then it was easy to pull the filter out. Hope this helps!

Posted on Jan 11, 2009

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SOURCE: Water is leaking around the water filter area

take and shut off the water to the unit then take the filter base off so that you can see where the tubing goes into the filter. you may have to replace the tubing if it was cut during the move.

Posted on Jan 21, 2009

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SOURCE: I can't get the bypass cap off to replace the

I just got my whirlpool fridge and I'm having the exact same problem! The blue cap appears stuck and I'm afraid I'll break it if I force it with a tool. Please post a solution if you get one - I'll do the same. Thanks.

Posted on Oct 30, 2009

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SOURCE: I purchased a new filter

Reset by pressing and holding the Light/Filter button until the number returns to 6 (6 months). Some models only allow you to do this when the number reaches 0 (ie change the filter)
Reset the "Filter Indicator" light (follow the link and click on the instllation tab)

Posted on Nov 20, 2009

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SOURCE: LG refrigerator won't dispense water any more

The water line is freezing in the door due to deteriorated insulation. The only fix I have found to work on my fridge was to defrost the inside door with a blow dryer. Then place a weedeater replacement line (the orange 10" or so size you find at Lowes' or Home Depot) up through the dispenser nozzle, If the line only travels about 3-4 inches up the nozzle, then ice is still in the tube. Blow dry it until you are able to get water to dispense. After the tube is ice-free, place the weedeater line up throuth the dispenser nozzle leaving about 1/8" sticking out. The dispenser will still work with the line stuck in it. The dispenser will probably freeze again in about 8 hours, But all you need to do each time this happens is to pull the weedeater line out, dispense the water to unclog the ice, and place the weedeater line back in the nozzle. I have been using this method for about a week now and it works great. My GE Side-by-side is also 4 years old and this seems to be a problem with all of them. There is a part you can order to fix the problem, but I have heard it may not work.

Posted on Mar 21, 2010

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Hi I have an LG fridge freezer model number GR L206CPQA and there is a horrible smell coming from the water from the dispenser, the filter has been changed and the ice seems to be fine but the fans on the...

Sorry but your model number doesn't register with me in the USA.
My experience tells me that the plastic water line from the filter to the water tank to the dispenser outlet is your problem. Replace those parts and you should be ok.
Hope this helps.

Nov 14, 2011 | LG Refrigerators

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Where is the water filter on an LG fridge model # LFX21960ST

Your filter is in the upper left corner of the fresh food compartment.
(See manual link page 7 for picture)
Actual filter change out steps are on page 28 of the first link below.

Your 2.60 MB manual can be found here:

Your filter original part number is 5231JA2006A but has been replaced by PN 9990 and is item 624A here:

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Oct 03, 2010 | LG Refrigerators

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Water overflows from icemaker & freezes in the freezer. Makes three ice cubes in a day & the water is extremely slow to fill glass from freezer door!

If both the water in door and ice maker are experienceing slow water problems the common point is the water supply itself.

This can be caused by:
1. Water supply shut off valve is partially closed or blocked with debris.
a. TURN water supply OFF
b. Remove the water line from the rear of the refrigerator ABOVE the in line filter (if one is installed)
c. Place the removed line into a bucket.
d. Turn on water supply and check flow. It should fill an 8 Oz glass in about 8 seconds.
If it passes this test then the water supply is fine. If it FAILS this test either cflear the obstruction in the line or replace the water supply valve from the house connection.

Test 2 (Water supply is OK
Reconnect water supply to external in-line filter (If installed) or water valve assy connection.
Your unit has a Verticle filter that if it is clogged will cause slow water flow.
Test water thru the door for the same amount of water flow. It should fill an 8 Oz glass in 10 seconds or less.
If it does ot do this then the VERTICAL internal water filter is clogged. (5 months or 500 Gallon change interval)
REPLACEMENT filter is PN LT500P but there are several like / suitable aftermarket replacements for the LT500P number.

As for the ice maker freezing up. There is only one cause for this and that is the water valve assy itself is bypassing water when it is supposed to be closed. The only remedy for this is to replace the water valve. They are not repairable.
The valve is available through sears parts direct:

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Sep 19, 2010 | LG LSC26905TT Side by Side Refrigerator

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Water flow of filter too slow

When was the last time you changed the water filter? If the filter is clogged from long usage it will slow down the water flow. Filters should be changed 6-12 months.

Jul 11, 2010 | LG LFX25971ST Bottom Freezer French Door...

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The place where the water filter plugs into the fridge has sprung a leak. Have not been able to use the water or ice maker.

You should be able to remove the filter and insert in its place the plug that came with the fridge. It should then run without the filter. Odds are the o-ring on the filter is nicked, or the filter is not properly inserted. It is a little tricky - if you still have the owner's manual that should clarify how the filter is inserted.

Aug 10, 2009 | LG LSC26905 Side by Side Refrigerator

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Cannot remove water filter from LG 26 cu ft side-by-side in the d

Here's the only thing that worked for me in getting the water filter out of my LG refrigerator after trying for three weeks, pulling hard by hand, using high-grip gloves, and trying an oil filter wrench. You have to break or lessen the suction created by the water in the filter. Do this by first turning the filter to the Removal position (in my case, a quarter-turn to the left). Then grip the filter tight and rock it back and forth slowly as far toward the back and front of the refrigerator as possible, while keeping a bit of downward pressure on the filter. This lets the two O-Rings "walk" their way down the insert tube. After only a few pushes and pulls - voila! -- it lets go and will drop right out.

Nov 24, 2008 | LG 26.0 Cu. Ft. Side-by-Side Refrigerator...

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GE refrigerator, leaking water filter

The area above my water filter in my refrigerator is leaking. I doesn't leak until we run the water in the front of the door or the icemaker runs.I have changed the filer and the problem persists. Is there a part above the filter that needs replaced? The model # is GE TFX26ZPDABB. Thanks.

May 19, 2008 | Refrigerators

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Ice & water

It usually not the filter unless it is extremely old like 3 yrs old. There are a few things that could cause this but if both are not working it may be a bad water valve on the back of the fridge.

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