I have a Whirlpool refrigerator that has a built in ice and water dispenser, I can't remember the model number but I don't think it should matter for the issue I am having. I recently replaced the water filter, the old one was working fine but it had reached the end of the life of the filter. When I replaced it, a simple open the filter door, unscrew the old one, screw in the new one (made sure it was installed properly), closed the filter door.
I ran 3 gallons of water through it as instructed but the whole time there was a much louder noise when the water was running, almost like a machine gun going off (not that loud obviously but that type of noise). My refrigerator also has a measured fill option where you can dispense one cup (or more) and it cuts off automatically. Along with the loud noise when I have it dispense one cup it dispenses significantly more, around twice as much as with the previous filter.
The water is not really cloudy after running the three gallons through it but it seems to me that perhaps the issue is it isn't sealing properly and air is getting in the line, hence the loud noise? I pulled the filter out and it seems like the O-rings are in place like they should be and I can't determine an issue from visual inspection. Since it occurred after replacing the filter I can't imagine it is an issue anywhere else in the system.
Any ideas? Did I just get a defective filter?