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I have a 27 cu ft Whirlpool refridgerator, fridge french double

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I have a 27 cu ft Whirlpool refridgerator, fridge french double doors at the top and the freezer is at the bottom. The indicator light on the front panel says we need to replace the water filter and the ice maker isn't working, related. Where is the filter and how do I replace it?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Robert replied 5 years ago.

Can you get the model number off of the sticker inside the refrigerator for me?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Expert:  Robert replied 5 years ago.
That is a part number on your unit. The model number will start with 2 to 3 letters and then a series of numbers and letters. It is usually on the inside of three refrigerator cavity on the right or left side. It will say MOD or Model right beside it.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
That is the only sticker that I can see in my fridge
Expert:  Robert replied 5 years ago.
Ok. How old is the unit? Maybe I can pull that age of unit up and get you the info that way.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
It is a Whirlpool Gold and I believe it is only two or three years old.
Expert:  Robert replied 5 years ago.
Try this one first: Open the door on right side of the refrigerator compartment. Look up at the top of the liner for a long rectangle box. There should be a spot on it that you can push on the front of it. The door should drop down and reveal the water filter. Let me know if yours is like that. If not, I will look for another model.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
It's there, Thanks. Is this filter available at Home Depot, Lowes or a similar store?
Expert:  Robert replied 5 years ago.
Yes. They carry them a Lowe's and Best Buy for sure. The part number UKF8001. There should be two buttons (or one) on the front panel that you have to push to reset the light. If you have your manual it will tell you. I can't say without the model but the unit should be marked.
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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
How do I replace the filter? Does it pull out? Is it necessary to shut off the water supply? Should I unplug the fridge?
Expert:  Robert replied 5 years ago.
You just have to unscrew the filter. It will twist out. No need to shut the water or electricity off, it does it automatically.

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