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Well I took a look at the new filter and it had an o-ring in side the filter, and I took this out, re-installed the filter and water flows like it did when new. So it appears the filter have evolved. I figured since the valve already had two O-rings I would be safe. Water flow good and no leaks


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I had problems with the taste of the water as well. When the line was originally installed they used a flexible metal line....had it changed to a clear plastic line and now the water tastes just fine...


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A compression fitting will work, but these are much easier to work with. You just push the ends of the tubing into the connector and you're done. They are generally sold as push-to-connect fittings. This is likely the right part at Home Depot. http://www.homedepot.com/p/Watts-1-4-in-Plastic-O-D-x-O-D-Coupling-PL-3000/100165880


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Most refrigerators come with either a 1/4" plastic or copper tube or a male hose thread (just like your garden hose spigot) inlet. If you are connecting 1/4" tube to 1/4" tube, you need a compression coupling: The inserts slide into the plastic tube to prevent it from collapsing when you tighten the fittings. If you have a hose thread connector you will ...


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Sounds like the valve is broken. You'll have to locate the shutoff valve, and turn it off there for now. Pull the fridge out, and look for a valve behind it. If you can't find one, you'll have to look elsewhere (basement, crawlspace, etc.). It's common for fridges to be fed using saddle valves, so you might want to start looking for that first. You ...


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The problem is the filter. After years of experiencing slow water (directly after changing filter) I took the filter out and inserted the bypass. Now a glass that took 3 mins to fill takes 3 seconds. I read somewhere that the problem can be solved by putting a dime sized washer over the head will also fix it. Apparently the filter is obstructing the ...


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Yes, air will have that effect. Other things to consider... If there is a valve that feeds the fridge, make sure it is all the way open (even if there is no need to shut it off to change the filtrr... The tenant may have done so and then not turned it all the way back on). Also, for my fridge at least, not all filters are the same. The whiz bang ...


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I had the same issue and it turned out to be air in the system. When you install a new filter, it's full of air. I took out the filter, dumped out the water out of the filter, refilled the filter in the sink, and reinstalled the filter. It took a few tries to get all of the air out of the system.


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We solved this problem by installing a small reverse osmosis filter for the ice maker as well as for cooking and drinking. Such a filter will soften the water without adding any chemicals at all. The only downside to this is expense. You will have to periodically change filter cartridges. That isn't outrageously expensive, but certainly more than salt. ...



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