ApplianceGeneral Electric Refrigerator
Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult
Time to do repair15 - 30 mins
Age of Appliance5 - 10 years
I found that I did not have the strength to stretch the new spring enough to install it initially. Using a 1/8 or 5/32 inch allen wrench I removed the pivot for the arm that the spring applies tension to. This allowed the spring to be easily attached to the hole in the arm and to the post in the bottom of the refridgerator. I then used a small pliers to grab the arm in front of its pivot hole and pull it against the spring into position to replace the pivot. Replacing the filter was surprisingly easy. I turned the water supply valve off under the sink and easily unscrewed the old filter (about a quarter turn). I filled the new filter with water and srewed in in. No wrenches required. I turned the water back on under the sink and everything works great!