A clogged or incorrectly installed water filter will reduce the water flow to the ice maker and dispenser, which will result in small ice cubes, low ice production or decreased water flow. If the refrigerator has a water dispenser, check for a problem with the filter by doing the following:
- Dispense water using the water dispenser and note the amount of water flow.
- Remove the filter. The filter is located either in the base grille or inside the refrigerator compartment.
- Dispense water with the filter removed. If the water flow noticeably increases, the filter is either clogged or incorrectly installed. A clogged filter will need to be replaced in order to correct the low flow.
If the filter is clogged and you are not able to immediately replace it, leave the filter out so the water system is in bypass mode. With the filter removed, the water system will continue to operate, bypassing the filter, and the clogged filter will not cause slow water dispensing or low ice production. However, in order to have filtered water, you will need to install a new filter.
To purchase water filters, visit EveryDropWater.com. Their filter selection tool will help you identify the right filter for your refrigerator or icemaker.
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