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The water filter assembly has these two spring-loaded (?) teeth which the filter presses in for the water to come into the filter. The tips of these teeth broke such that the filter cannot depress them and thus: no filtered water. I put a rubber gasket on top of the teeth to apply a little more pressure when filter screwed in for water to work but there has to be a better way. I'd rather just turn the water on/off via the valve in the wall behind the water and never have to deal with those teeth again. Does anyone know how to remove those teeth or fix the water filter assembly?

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Don't be angry... Pastic parts are everywhere...

Nice part is... they are not terribly expensive
(unless they are from a LUXURY Vehicle)

Obviously these water head can be DAMAGED... because they CERTAINLY sell them... appliancepartspros (one of many)
(about $50 USD, see below)...

Check out the parts and videos on the same page...
I believe there is a "filter" bypass plug... ($5)

but HEY...
No FEDERAL regulations on that one... (yet).

Good lock & happy hunting...

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SOURCE: no water from door outlet

Hi. Thanks For The Question. I Would Check The Water Valve. Disconnect The Water Line From The Valve ,Leaving The Water On. Now Push The Water Button. If Water Flows You Have A Blockage. If Water Does Not Flow. Replace The Valve .Thanks The Appliance doc

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SOURCE: replaced water filter now icemaker not working

check to see if the direction of the water flow is correct on the filter

Posted on Dec 31, 2008

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No it will be fine. Just think about all that small particulate stuff the filter caught and filtered out of your drinking water. The pressure will drop as this filter begins to collect particles from your water and be back to about the same in a few months. Sea Breeze

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

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SOURCE: I have Maytag MTF1954ARA with ice maker which

Pour about 3/4 cup of water into the icemaker . If it dumps the icecubes but doesn't refill with water , then replace the water inlet valve . If it doesn't dump the cubes , replace the icemaker . Make sure the coils are clean down by the compressor also .

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SOURCE: Maytag Model MSD2651HEW - Changed Filter and

Was the pressure ok before you changed the filter? The water valve itself could be partially plugged or the supply line may be filling with minerals. Usually happens in the piercing tap used to attacc to the house line. Difficult to say for sure without seeing the way it is installed. If it was just the drinking water I would suggest the reservoir being froze up but since it affects both look at my initial comments...

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