It was time to replace the water filter in my refrigerator. I did so without issue (the water dispenser in the door immediately worked fine, etc.). However, the next day the ice maker in the freezer had overflowed like crazy. I checked the inlet valve and it was leaking severely, so I replaced it and everything is back to normal.

The question is, is this a strange coincidence or is there some reason that replacing the filter would break the inlet valve?

  • My only thought is that too much carbon slush caused it to not seal. I’ve stopped buying off brand filters, it’s kinda like the printer ink and toner games, you can get lucky and find some decent filters for less money but then again you can find some seem to never stop adding carbon dust to the water. – Tyson Feb 9 at 13:13

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