Question about General Electric GE SmartWater Household Water Filtration System - GNWH38F
I have had a GE smartwater filter (model GXRLQR) hooked up from my water line to my refrigerator for 7 years; and when I changed the filter recently, the water is flowing extremely slowly. This has never happened before in the many times I have changed the filter in the past. Anything you can suggest to help would be greatly appreciated.
These replacement filters (GXRLQR) are FLAWED straight out of the factory. The problem is in the 2 little "teeth" nubs that stick up near the center circle of the filter. When the filter is twisted and inserted, these teeth push up on a tiny black spring loaded valve in the body of the filter, alowing water to pass through up and out the spigot. The flaw is that the "nubs" are too short and do not push open the spring valve far enough, reducing flow to a semi-trickle, even with a brand new filter. GE seems to think this is not a problem.
Solution=stick a $0.25 garden hose rubber washer in the top of the filter and screw it in. You may have to try a few times to get it to work and seat properly. When it works, you'll immediately get a nice super flow of water. Better than upgrading to a $200 filter system recommended by GE...
Posted on Sep 12, 2010
I have a smartwater filter from a ge gshf6hgdbcbb refrigerator that stopped working after a few months of using it. At first, the water came out slowly. A technician came and looked at it and said the filter had to be replaced. Replacing it didn't fix the problem. The water was still coming out slowly. Eventually, the water just stopped coming out. I thought the problem might be with the hose connection, but that appears to be fine. I suspect that the problem might be that the connection of the filter in the freezer door may be frozen. Any ideas on how I could fix this problem?
Posted on Aug 09, 2014
Confirmed! The washer mod works! I used a standard black garden hose washer. It was about 1/8" thick.
Posted on Sep 24, 2012
Thank you! The washer trick worked for me as well, although not as smoothly.
I got no water flow at first, even after a number of attempts to get the washer to sit properly as musicman77 suggested. Turned out the spring-load valve was shut too tightly.
I turned water supply off to relieve the pressure, and reached in with my finger to make sure the valve can be easily push (up) open before I inserted the washer and screwed in the filter.
Posted on Aug 07, 2014
Great suggestion..saved me time and money, thank you.
Posted on Oct 08, 2011
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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