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Thread: Leaks with new filter

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    mrdbarnes is offline Junior Member
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    Default Leaks with new filter

    I replaced my Kitchen-Aid Refrigerator water filter with a "premium" replacement (Purchased 6 replacements) The process is simple, and have done it prior with OEM filters. Upon changing to the replacement filter, I later discovered a slow leak, which unfortunately leaked all night and soaked my kitchen. I shut off the water supply and removed the filter, checking for any obvious defects or impediments. I tried again and had the same result, even when I changed to another new filter. I checked again, and the filter IS listed as a replacement for my unit. I had heard some talk about a drop in water line pressure preventing a good seat of the filter, but have had no confirmation on that. There was no leaking prior...Any suggestions?

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    Alex is offline Senior Member
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    First you may need to make sure that the oring(s) on the filter are not dry and are lubricated. Any silicone o-ring lubricant should work.

    If you had installed a new filter that leaked, and then installed a different filter that had the same result, it may be due to the filter housing that is worn and may need to be replaced.

    What is the refrigerator model number?

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