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What Is Wrong With Your Water Filter?
Most residential under-the-counter or icemaker water filters are pretty simple. We discuss, here, a few of the most-common problems you may have with your water filter. For other sorts of problems, contact your filter manufacturer.
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The filter needs changing
Warning! Before you replace your water filter, be sure to turn off the water supply!
To change a replaceable-cartridge filter:
To change the filter for a disposable unit:
Most residential water filters connect the tubing to the filter with a compression fitting, which must be very tight to provide a complete seal. If you have a leaky compression fitting, one or more components may have been left out, or it may simply need more tightening. Refer to your owner's manual to find out how to fasten the tubing for your water filter.
The faucet drips
The faucet on the sink that is fed by the water filter has seals in it just like any other faucet. Turn off the water supply to the faucet before making repairs.
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Work on these areas of an appliance may require help from an appliance repair person or other qualified technician.
Warning! To avoid personal injury or even death, always disconnect your appliance from its power source--that is, unplug it or break the connection at the circuit breaker or fuse box--before you do any troubleshooting or repair work on your appliance. Also, because some components may have sharp edges, use caution while working on your appliance.