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Would a clogged water filter cause a water leak at the

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Hi Pearl,
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: Would a clogged water filter cause a water leak at the filter seal on my refrig.
JA: How long has this been going on? And how severe is the problem?
Customer: It happen this morning without warning. The filter replacement indicator ha been on for sometime
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: My plan was to replace the filter and turn on the water supply and see what happens.
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: If there is a leak after installation of the new filter, what would that suggest?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 10 months ago.

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Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 10 months ago.

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It could if it was really clogged, but it should not. I would change out the filter on the unit and if it still leaks replace the filter head on the refrigerator.

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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Should I go ahead and inspect the filter head?
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 10 months ago.

Yes I would check the orings for sure or for any signs of a crack

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
It looks like access is pretty easy. Any guidelines or suggestion before I start.
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 10 months ago.

Not much just pull the filter out and there should be 1-2 screws to get it down to remove. Most of them the lines will quick connect at the back of the filter head.