Persistent leaks in the water/ice making supply system

ApplianceKitchenAid Refrigerator

ModelKSFS25FJBL01

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Wrench set
Nutdriver
Screw drivers

John From Germantown, TN

Jan 26, 2012

20 out of 28 people found this instruction helpful

My attempt to repair a leak in the water supply lines merely generated other leaks. It became obvious that the whole supply and filtration system should be replaced. 1. Turn off water supply and unplug the refrigerator. 2. Remove the fiber cover from the lower rear of the refrigerator. 3. Disconnect nylon supply tubing at the supply spigot and at the water valve near the rear of the refrigerator. Both of these tubes connect to the filter housing. 4. Remove the grille at the front of the refrigerator under door. 5. Removing the front grille gives access to the front of the filter housing Remove the two screws holding the filter housing in place. 6. Remove the filter housing with both nylon water tubes as an assembly. Some coaxing may be necessary, because there is no clearance between the bottom of the refrigerator and the front cross-member. Rotate the assembly about 1/4 turn clockwise as the assembly is withdrawn. 7. Install the new tubes into the new filter housing. 8. Install the assembly into the front of the refrigerator, reversing the removal procedure. 9. Either remove the old filter from the old housing and install it in the new housing or replace the filter. 9. Turn on the water and check for leaks. While the refrigerator is open, use this opportunity to clean the condensor coils. 10. If there are no leaks, replace the front grille and the fiber cover on the back of the refrigerator. 11. Turn on the power.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Water Filter Housing

Part Number: PS330080

$73.14
In Stock

Water Filter Outlet Tube Kit

Part Number: PS731462

$28.96
In Stock

TUBE-WATER

Part Number: PS1485348

$26.27
In Stock