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We are using a 4396841 Pur filter on our Whirlpool fridge. The filter lasts us about 2 weeks then saturates with sulfer due to our well water. Now the water coming from the faucets do not have a sulfer smell, only the wate coming from the fridge. My question is do we really need a filter? Will it hurt the fridge if we do not have a filter installed? We simply cannot afford to keep buying a filter every two weeks.

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SOURCE: I changed my filter, PUR

The vibration is a tiny bit of "water hammer." Previous to your filter change, the water flow was restricted, and therefore incapable of causing water hammer. Now that you've changed the filter, the flow is large enough to cause a little water hammer when you shut off the flow.
How to fix: shut off the flow SLOWLY. Water hammer is caused when the flow of water is shut down quickly. This is just as true with large flows (as in fire engine pump panels), as it is in itsy bitsy
filtered water lines & filter housings.

Posted on May 13, 2011

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