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We have an Estate Whirlpool Side by Side Fridge and the water filter is leaking. Should we change the filter? When we remove the filter the dripping stops but as soon as we re-install the filter and twist it into place it drips thru a hole in the housing unit.

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You have done some good work, and you are right on the money. Yes you need a new filter. There are o-rings that seal on each filter. These wear out but when you replace the filter you naturally get new o-rings and they seal better :) These seals used to be in the housing, but you can see the problem with that. Once those wear out, you have a much worse problem replacing those then with a filter. It's perfect really, you change the filter because you have too, and get a new seal at the same time!

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