Refrigerator water trickle : filter ?


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Old 03-15-19, 03:12 PM
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Refrigerator water trickle : filter ?

I donít know much about refrigerators. I am hoping for an assist. I have a Whirlpool side-by-side, using water filter 3. With the filter installed, water only trickles out of the dispenser. This filter is brand new. The issue existed with the old filter, prompting the new filter purchase. If I run the dispenser with no filter, then the water flow is normal. Whatís my issue, the water valve?

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Old 03-15-19, 03:46 PM
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Doubtful the water valve. What kind of shutoff valve is the fridge connected to ?
 
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Old 03-15-19, 03:55 PM
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It is fixed into the wall; a brass fitting and blue lever. I can take a picture, if that would help. I figured it couldnít be the the shut off valve because of the steady flow I get with the filter removed.
 
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Old 03-15-19, 05:42 PM
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I'm guessing it's some type of 1/4 turn ball valve.

Is it making normal sized ice cubes ?
 
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The ice cubes were normal before this new filter. Now, they are hollow. On the previous filter, if I turned on the kitchen sink, the flow improved on the dispenser. That also isnít the case any longer. It had my spooked there was a leak or something.
 
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Old 03-16-19, 12:33 AM
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Whirlpool side-by-side, using water filter 3
if I turned on the kitchen sink, the flow improved on the dispenser.
Are we talking about the filter inside the refrigerator or something external?
 
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Old 03-16-19, 10:17 AM
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The filter is within the bottom grill of the refrigerator, the push button style. Iím thinking the filter is just trash and restricting flow. It is a Whirlpool made filter purchased from Walmart so I am shocked if that is the case.
 
 

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