Bypassing water filter HOUSING on Whirlpool refrig????

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Old 11-14-12, 09:21 AM
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Question Bypassing water filter HOUSING on Whirlpool refrig????

Was greeted last night with a large puddle of water coming from under the refrig
(Whirlpool ED5LHAXMQ10). Leak appears to be coming from the water filter HOUSING.
Since we already have a Kinetico filter feeding the refrig, the Whirlpool filter seems like overkill. My thought is to just bypass the Whirlpool filter/housing.

Anyone see any problems with this approach?
 
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I don't, this seems reasonable to me.
 
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I was going to say that one reason to keep the filter is because it acts like a storage area for cold water but I see your is in the bottom of the unit. Shouldn't be too hard to bypass. Probably a 1/4" to 1/4" plastic coupler. I left a link to the filter area of the fridge for you.

Whirlpool Appliance ED5LHAXMQ10 Complete Parts List
 
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Thanks for the link.

Looked at a video on replacing the filter housing that indicated the unit has both 1/4" and 5/16" lines. Looks like I'll need a coupling with 1/4" on one end and 5/16" on the other. If these lines were soft plastic, I'd say "No Problem", but the hard version may be more difficult.

I sure don't want to end up with a "cobbled together" solution!
(I avoid duct tape and baling wire repairs...) :>)
 
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