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FIXED WSF26C2EXY02 Whirlpool Refrigerator - New water filter needed every 4 weeks???

Robodell100

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Location
Florida
Model Number
WSF26C2EXY02
Brand
Whirlpool
Age
6-10 years
I have an 8 yr old builder supplied Whirlpool WSF26C2EXY02 side by side refrigerator. Until about a year ago it’s worked flawlessly and following manufacturer’s guidance we changed the water filter every 6 months to insure the water and ice dispenser worked and was healthy for us. This is what we did until we started having issues.

Firstly we were seeing some issues with the fridge itself icing up so I increased the temp slightly and we tried to keep the shelves less cluttered. The latter has not been a problem since.

Secondly at about the same time and about 3 months after the last water filter change the water and ice dispenser stopped working. A water filter change fixed this, but then we had to change every 3 months. Now we are changing the filter every 4 weeks otherwise we lose both water and ice. The water supply has not changed. It’s a modern house completed in 2012 & we live in Florida. I checked the water supply line for debris and it runs clear. There is a small mesh filter into the fridge and it too was clean.

I have purchased a new water inlet valve only because now my wife only changed the filter 2 weeks ago and already the water and ice stopped I have just replaced the filter again and both ice & water is dispensed. I’m interested to know if the water inlet valve will make a long term difference.

Does anybody have any ideas please of other things to try to stop this constant change of water filters.

Thanks in advance
 

jeff1

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Hi,

Kinda sounds like the filter housing may be bad.

whirlpool-housing-assy-water-wpw10238123-ap6017534_01_m.jpg
LINK> Water filter housing assembly

jeff.
 

Robodell100

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Florida
Hi Jeff,

Thank you for your thoughts.

Does the water pressure from the source have to be between a certain water pressure and could this pressure affect the effectiveness of the water filter? I guess a flow meter might work for this?
 

Robodell100

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Thanks Jeff. I’ve purchased the part you recommended and will insure that the supply tap is fully open. Apparently Florida build code states that it should be between 40-60 psi so fully open should be good.
I’ll let you know how I get on in a few weeks.
 

Robodell100

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Hi Jeff,

I just received the new part but there are no instructions on how to install it. In the past I’ve seen videos on how to install but cannot find one for this part. Can you assist or send me a link please?
Thanks
 

Robodell100

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Hi Jeff,

I've just returned from overseas and wanted to provide an update.

Since replacing the Water Filter Housing Assembly back in September last year, we’ve not had any further issues with the water and ice functionality with the fridge and we’ve only replaced the filter once.
Thanks again for your assistance with this.
 
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Jake

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Jeff is taking time off for personal reasons, so he may or may not see this post, but thanks for coming back to update us that the Water Filter Housing Assembly fixed it.(y)

Jake
 
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