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Water Leaking From Behind Water Filter

D. Scott

Member
Joined
Jul 13, 2015
Messages
1
Location
Bogart GA
Model Number
253.51622101
Brand
Sears Kenmore
Age
6-10 years
I have replaced the water filter in our fridge many times without a problem, but recently we have been getting water leaking from behind the water filter housing in the main compartment (its a side by side fridge). As I run cups of water it does not leak all the time. It only leaks every few glasses of water run, and then the water comes from behind the round filter housing as a short squirt. The water collects on the second shelf below it. When we were away for a week and came back there was no water at all, so I'm pretty sure it only happens when the water/ice maker is active. I really don't want to pay for an expensive repair visit on this if it is something simple. Thank you very much for any help you may have!
 

jeff1

Appliance Tech - Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Oct 10, 2004
Messages
24,821
Location
Ontario, Canada
Hi,

Make sure the "O" rings are intact...but more often than not we find a hairline crack in the housing...

Water-Filter-Housing-241521304-00987985.jpg LINK> Water filter cup and housing assembly

jeff.
 
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