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I have a Kitchen Aid refrigerator model KSCS251 and the ice

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Hello, I have a Kitchen Aid refrigerator model KSCS251 and the ice maker is not working. Don't know when the water filter was last changed, so I picked up a new one to install. It looks like the filter is on the bottom in the grill but I can
JA: Can you guesstimate how old your KitchenAid is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?
Customer: It's a rental house so I don't know..several years though. Is it possible to send you a photo I took with my phone?
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Yes, if possible.
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: Just want to make sure that the cartridge is at the bottom in the grill, which it looks like it is. Problem is, I can't dislodge the old cartridge.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 2 months ago.

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Can I please have the Full model number of the unit to better assist you ?

KSCS25I is only about 2/3 of a full number.

And if you turn the water supply off to the unit and call for chilled water .you can bleed the pressure off the filter.

that should make it turn easier.

But if it has been in for a long time you may need to use a pair of channel locks for added torque to get the filter to turn and come out.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
KSCS251 INSS01
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 2 months ago.

have you turned off the water supply to the refrigerator and called for chilled water to bleed any pressure off the water system.

And you may need to use a pair of channel locks for more torque on the filter.

But the filter is just a 1/4 turn release system.

Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 2 months ago.

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