Question about GE (PSS26MSRSS) Side by Side Refrigerator
Water filer inside frig suddenly cracked and flooded house. Why did it crack?
The issue is with length of the filter and the space behind the filter allowing it to bend.
Along with many people we put a lot of things in our frig. When you jam things into your frig they can hit the filter causing it to bend towards the back of the frig. The long filter becomes a lever putting extra force on the plastic threads on the filter causing them to crack and leak.
Luckly we noticed our leak early and did not have a big leak into the floor below. But when I was removing items from the frig to get to the filter we had just bought two big gallons of milk and one was jammed into the filter.
You can try to remember to not put to much on that side, but within a month you will for get. Best thing to do until GE comes up with a better filter is to tape a wedge to the filter that fills the space between the filter and the back of the frig. That way if you jam a big gallon milk into the filter it will not bend and crack.
Posted on Jan 31, 2009
Did it freeze and crack i have seen that happen when the damper on the refrigerator fails
Posted on May 16, 2008
Seems this is an ongoing issue, for sure. We just hours ago came home to a completely flooded kitchen, living room and finished basement. Insurance is still yet to determine the thousands of dollars in damage. The base of the filter was completely blown out the bottom.
Posted on Jun 07, 2008
My cuno filter cracked after many years. Cuno told me that the plastic deteriorates. If the filter is new, consider whether it was overtightened or had frozen which might have weaken the plastic. It could also be a manufacturing defect. File a complaint with the BBB and Federal Trade Commission
Posted on Jan 26, 2011
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