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Refrigerator Model 106.54606300 leaks bad when I replace the water filter


Premium Member
Sep 26, 2017
Model Number
Sears Kenmore
More than 10 years
So I went to change my water filter today and as it has been doing for several years now, when I remove the filter, water constantly runs out of it. I don't have a shutoff valve on the fridge and would have to fish around my basement to find where the fitting goes which I can do but won't be fun because of the drop ceiling in the basement and insulation between floors. This usually isn't a huge problem but the filters I bought to replace them (I went with ICEPURE 4396508 Replacement for Whirlpool 4396510, EDR5RXD1, PNL240V, 4396508p, 4396547, 4392857,LC400V, WF-NLC240V,46-9010 which are supposed to be compatible) did not want to seat in there properly. The end result was an excessive amount of water on my floor and a big mess. I am just curious if I should just replace the filter housing and if I am going to do that, I'd prefer to upgrade to the filter with the push button instead of the quarter turn one which I'm not a big fan of and was looking for ideas. I'm not opposed to adding an inline shutoff valve for the water either but thinking since the housing is having issues anyway, I should probably replace it. Thanks in advance.
Its the water filter housing that's gone bad, its always better to order and replace your water filter housing and use the OEM water filter only.

When you click the part link to your water filter housing you will see a how to video to replace it.

Here's the water filter housing for your model you can order:
WP2186443 Water Filter Housing

Here's the OEM water filter for your model:
EDR5RXD1 FILTER5, Single, Quarter-Turn

Let us know how it goes.

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