I have a LG refrigerator (lfxs30766) that is not dispensing water. Story is I realized the filter was getting old, so I pulled it out to check its model so I could order a replacement. I left it out for about a week. Replacement arrived, I installed it, and when I used the dispenser I got a few drops and then it stopped. I now get the same issue if I try the old filter. Water is also not being delivered to the ice maker.

I can hear humming when I call for water and the solenoids click. I checked the tube in back and it all looks good (no kinks, water valve is open).

Any ideas? Would getting a filter bypass plug possibly help?

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    you got air in the system.
    – Traveler
    Jul 25, 2023 at 6:07
  • is it possible to install the filter the wrong way around
    – Traveler
    Jul 25, 2023 at 6:12
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    So you ran for a week with no filter... perhaps it let a blockage through...
    – Solar Mike
    Jul 25, 2023 at 6:12
  • Or did you forget a seal on the new filter? seal or protective cover...
    – Solar Mike
    Jul 25, 2023 at 6:13
  • Best case scenario is the entire seal was forgotten. Worst case scenario is loose packaging got stuck inside the system.
    – Nelson
    Jul 25, 2023 at 6:34

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I've had this happen. For me it wound up being the socket that the filter inserts into broke or wore down so that water wouldn't flow. I had to look up the model of my refrigerator and order a replacement. Here is the link of the part I think you need. Make sure it looks the same.


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