Question about Frigidaire ULTRAWF Frigidaire PureSource Ultra Refrigerator Water Filter
The manual says to remove the old filter by pushing in on the end and then pulling it straight out. But, when I push in on the end of the filter it does not release. I have tried many times. I can push the old filter in a little but it does not release when I let go. Any suggestions? I have the Frigidaire Gallery model and the filter is a PureSource Ultra.
We had the same issue. My husband unscrewed the filter cover (1 screw on the left side of the filter under the light flap). Then he pushed the old filter in & lifted it up and it came right out.
Posted on Aug 25, 2013
I found something that works. Use a flat screw driver to pop off the side plastic cover. This will expose a screw that holds the housing in place. Remove that and then there is an opening near the bottom that you can fit your finger into. Push up on the plastic connector that the water filter seats into while also pushing the water filter in. The filter comes right out. Do the same when putting in the new filter. It seems this connector sags a bit and pushing up on it helps.
Posted on Apr 10, 2017
I had the same problem with the Waterfall filter from Amazon. It appears to be a basic design flaw that causes the filter to become stuck. There's a sawtooth part that slides onto the end of the filter. After taking my filter attachment apart to remove the filter it was clear that the sawtooth part had come loose and was catching on the housing preventing removal. I'd suggest avoiding this aftermarket filter else risk the headache.
Posted on May 03, 2017
I had a ULTRAWF "compatible" filter from amazon from the WaterFall Filter Company, and was unable to remove it, despite trying tips provided by other answers here.
I ended up removing the entire water filtration casing and taking apart the water filter system in order to get it out! Such a pain and definitely reviewed the product poorly on Amazon and won't be buying generic/off brand filters again for this fridge!
This site had a great video for my model of Frigidaire Profressional fridge (the only info I could find on safely removing the casing)
Once I took everything apart I simply had to nudge the filter's connector piece over a few millimeters and then it finally popped out of the filter holder.
Posted on Sep 14, 2016
Use a hair dryer on low and not too close on to filter and defrost it. It's more than likely frozen .
Posted on Aug 05, 2018
Don't buy this kind from Amazon cheaper but hard to get off end up removing the 5 screws and getting it out. Thanks for advice
Posted on Jun 21, 2017
Turn off the water supply into the fridge. Then let all the water out of the dispensing line. This should release enough pressure off the filter to get it to pop out. good luck
Posted on Dec 28, 2016
I purchased a generic filter off Amazon named BEST refrigerator filter. Saved about 50% but when I tried removing it, it would not release. No matter what I tried it wouldn't disengage the latch when I pressed it in. My last effort worked. All I did was shut off the water supply behind the refrigerator, turn off the icemaker and drain the water from the dispenser. Once the pressure was reduced, the filter released and came out as it should. .....Lesson here was stick with the original filter.
Posted on Aug 08, 2016
I been fooling with mine pure source 3 water filter for frigdare for three months trying not to break it. One day I turn the refrig temp button down to 5 for 20 mins and it pop right out.
Posted on Feb 14, 2015
Had same issue on Fridigair ULTRAWF filter. You tube videos say just to put in - did nto work.
What did work was to hold the upper plastic housing against the fridge ceiling while pushing in. Apparently the tolerances are tight and if the plastic has dropped a little it will not come out
Posted on Jan 01, 2015
I had the same problem. I found it awkward to push in to get something out. My husband had to do it. We found if you push with some force in and up it pops right out. Our problem is that it leaks constantly. We just moved in to a new home and the refrigerator is brand new and came with it. How is it possible that it leaks - a lot as a brand new refrigerator? It leaks pools and pools of water. Any idea on how to fix that?
Posted on Dec 23, 2012
SOURCE: Water stopped flowing on my
If you by pass the filter does the water flow? I suspect your water valve may have gone bad. Have you tested that by any chance?
Also make sure the filter is in correctly and no loose lines and is locked in tightly. I would do two things: make sure the water reservoir in the refrigerator (behind the bottom drawer) is not frozen and check if 120 VAC coming to the water valve solenoid while the water dispenser calls for water.
Here is a link to a page that describes how to test the water valves.
Posted on Jun 25, 2011
The most possible reason is the spout drain tube and the drain tube are goggle with something including a peace of ice and the water produce from defrost it can pass thought spout or tube or it can ran freely and overflow in the fridge thus the dripping. The drain spout is no 25 and drain tube no 23 at the parts diagram of your fridge. So you can clean the spout and the tube using a long wire so the defrost water end on the drain pan over the compressor at the back of the fridge.
Posted on Sep 03, 2011
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Hi friend, I appreciate your post!
I see your question is labeled under Frigidaire refrigerator, FGHB2844LF, and you are having difficulty engaging the water filter. Based off that model you should be able to push on the face of the water filter and slide the old cartridge out. First, to install the new cartridge you would need to remove the caps off of it. Secondly, using the alignment guide slide the new filter into the housing until it stops against the snap-in connector. Thirdly, push firmly until you hear the click which indicates that your filter has been engaged. Lastly press a glass against the water dispenser to verify no leaks are present at the filter housing. Hope this helps. -Matt
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