We have a Kenmore Coldspot 106 refrigerator that has a water dispenser. The refrigerator came with our current place. It was working fine for about 9-12 months. Then we installed a whole home water softener.
A couple months after the water softener was installed, the water dispenser slowed down. No big deal, replace the filter right? We replaced it, then it happened again 2 months, slow. Maybe a bad filter? Replaced again, 2 months, slow. We've replaced it about 4 times now.
If we remove the filter, the water pressure is fine. Everywhere else in the house, the water pressure is fine.
Then we had a Sears technician come, checked the line, no kinks or anything he could see. His final recommendation: either spend 600-700 to replace the filter housing ("throw parts at it") or just use it without a filter. My SO doesn't like the idea of using it without a filter.
At this point, I'd rather just buy a new refrigerator than spend 600-700 trying to repair and debug. But I am worried that if it's an issue with the plumbing that a new refrigerator will end up having the same issue. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance.