Kenmore refrigerator water filter bypass
That is a tough one. You can remove the water hoses from the housing but it won't be easy. Unless the housing itself is broken I don't think I would recommend bypassing it. Now if you really do want to go this route, here's how I would do it.
1) Turn off the supply
2) Carefully remove both lines from housing
3) Using the proper fittings, splice enough line so that you can position the new inline filter at the rear of the unit.
4) Attach the proper quick connect fittings to the new lines.
5) Install the new inline filter .(You may wish to secure the new assembly to the back of the unit)
6) Turn supply back on and check for leaks
As far as which filter, there are many to choose from. I would just get an inexpensive, inline filter made for ice makers. just be sure you get the correct quick connect ends for your new installation.
You can also purchase a complete kit which comes with mounting hardware, a filter and everything you need. This won't be inline though. It will be a separate housing which you will just mount remotely.
Feb 02, 2014 |