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Came home to flooded kitchen. Water coming from built in Side by side. Shut water off to fridge. Seems to be coming from filter, but could be water line break? Don't know how to pull the built in unit out to check water line? Is it possible that the leak is from the filter itself?

Contractor's Assistant: What's the make and model of the fridge? And can you guesstimate how old is it?

Thermador, KBUDT4250A02, put in 2000

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Yes...if it's just the water line

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Appliance Technician: Tyler Z., Appliance Doc replied 11 months ago

So it's possible the leak is from the filter itself, you would have to just remove the filter and see if the leaking continues. If not, then just replace the filter. If the leaking does continue, the problem is going to be the filter housing. The connections where the water liens connect to the housing tend to go bad and it drips out and starts leaking rapidly. You'd need to replace the filter housing so below is a link to the part. It's a built-in refrigerator so it's not easy to work on and you may need a technician, but that's up to you. The water lines don't typically just fail, but you would need to pull the refrigerator out (which is a major task) if you can just inspect by looking under the refrigerator with a flash light to determine if the line is broken.

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