Question about GE (PSS26MSRSS) Side by Side Refrigerator
I tried replacing the water filter on my GE side by side Profile Refrigerator. It seems odd that the instructions in the refrigerator manual and the instructions with the new filter don't tell you to turn off the water so I didn't. I flooded my kitchen, mixed up the two filters in the chaos of trying to get one back in place while water spewed everywhere. Now I wasted $40 on a filter and still don't know if the new one is on or the old one. Is there a place to turn off the water flow on the frig while changing the filter or do I have to go to the meter? Also, is there a way to tell which filter is the new one? They are identical. Thanks from Montgomery, AL.
You should NOT have to turn the water off to replace the filter. I have the same refrigerator and it closes water line itself when you turn the filter and drop it down. If yours flooded, I can only imagne the valve that the filter opens when in place got stuck.
There is a valve on the wall behind your refrigerator which can be shutoff.
The old filter should be heavier as it would still have water in it. Turn them over one by so water can drain out. The one with the smallest amount of water should be the new one. I always use a sharpie and mark the filter with the install date... that way ou know when to replace and which is the old one.
Posted on Jun 05, 2010
Testimonial: "Thanks for the quick reply. I've been mopping up and cleaning for the past two hours. Your solution makes perfect sense, as there was no mention of turning off the water. I'll move it out in the morning and turn the water to the frig off and then compare the two filters. Thanks for some good practical advice, a sharpie! Why didn't I think of that. Take care and thanks again. "
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