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I have GE profiel refrigerator and it has a replaceable water

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I have GE profiel refrigerator and it has a replaceable water filter in the upper back right corner of teh refrigerator. Typically when the filter is old (approx. 6 months) the water flow is very low. Once teh filter is replaced the water flow is good again. This time it does not improve. The icemaker still works well, but the water flow is very low (it is good for about one second and then it flow slowly. I have tried another new filter and it is the same. Is there a repair for this?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 5 years ago.
Where the water line hooks into the house water supply ,is the a clamp on type valve ?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
NO,
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 5 years ago.

ok have you turned this valve on and off several times .

Sometimes mineral deposits can start to clog the main supply line?

 

Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 5 years ago.
also may I get your units Model number to better assist you?
If you open the door in will be on the interior side wall on the freshfood side of the unit.
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 5 years ago.
Are you still there?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

did that just now no difference..

 

model GFSF6KKY

Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 5 years ago.

ok if the inlet supply valve is good ,then it has to be the refigerators water inlet supply valve.

Here is a link to the valve ,mounted in the rear.

http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Water-Inlet-Valve/WR57X10091/1863992

 

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Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 5 years ago.
do you require more assistence?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

Is this something that is easy to replace?

 

Would the ice maker still work well if this unit is bad?

Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 5 years ago.

yes the icemaker is not effected .

This is a duel valve assembly one part for the icemaker ,the other part for the chilled water dispenser.

Yes easy to replace , turn water off ,

pull refrigerator out away from the wall . take back panel off .remove water supply line, unmount water valve from cabinet ,take water lines off for icemaker and chilled water ,unplug the two seperate harnesses , plug harnesses on new valve. install water lines to icemaker ,x

chilled water ,remount valvbe,turn water on to test ,reinstall back panel ,roll back in place .

About 20 min to replace.

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Thank you, that is extremely helpful.
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 5 years ago.

no problem ,glad to be of assistance.

thank you