879461-1-S-Whirlpool-4396508           -Ice and Water Filter
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Ice and Water Filter

PartSelect Number PS879461

This filter is mounted in the bottom grille. Sold individually.

This part works with the following brands: Whirlpool, Admiral, Estate, Inglis, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Roper, Maytag, Crosley, Jenn-Air, Hardwick, Magic Chef, Amana, Caloric & Glenwood.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Ice maker will not make ice.
  • Leaking water.
  • Water dispenser will not dispense water.
  • Touchpad does not respond.
  • Ice maker won’t dispense ice.
  • Ice maker dispenses too little ice.
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Water Filter - 2 Pack

Part Number 879462

This part is accessed from the front of the refrigerator and it is recommended that the filter be changed every 6 months.

$84.13
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463 of 467 people found this instruction helpful

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsSocket set

CustomerJeff from Midway GA

Front wheel was broken when moving refrigerator

Lifted the front up onto a scrap 2x4 to get it off the ground and it had 1 bolt that you removed to get the old item off and replace with new assymbly and 1 bolt to re attach. This sat broke for over a year becuase I thought it would be alot harder to fix, found the part on parts select ordered it recieved it in approx 2 days and had it fixed in less than 15 minutes. I would recommend parts select to anyone who told me that they had a appliance broken.
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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

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CustomerEvelyn from San Dimas CA

Bin broken, water filter old

Removed broken bin by hand.
Replaced new bin by hand.
Removed old filter by hand.
Raplaced new filter by hand.
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  • Ice and Water Filter

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

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CustomerNora from Bethesda MD

Change ice/water filter

It was really easy. Took off grill at bottom of refrigerator, turned existing filter to get it out and then inserted the new one.

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116 of 192 people found this instruction helpful

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  • Ice and Water Filter

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

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CustomerRedentor from Daly City CA

Replace ice & water filter

Just turn old filter counterclockwise, pulli it out, insert the new filter from "Part Select" clockwise and WALLLA!!!!...we have fresh clean water.That easy a caveman can do it.

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115 of 206 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Wrench(Adjustable)

CustomerGeorge from Hernando MS

Pur water filter ruptured could not remove from housing

Removed two screws holding the filter housing. Pulled filter and housing out far enough to remove inlet and outlet lines.Replaced inlet and outlet lines( precautionary) in filter housing, installed new filter.

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95 of 170 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerBarbara from Heath TX

No water flow to ice maker. Motor works perfectly.

After cutting supply line to ice maker and using syringe to back feed ice maker discharge outlet- I learned that there was no freeze blockage in supply.
Using nut driver, the valve was removed and electrical and water lines removed and reinstalled on new valve.
Reinstallation of assembly using nut driver completed the whole repair in less than 5 minutes.
The part was a perfect match.

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20 of 24 people found this instruction helpful

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerTom from Allendale MI

We noticed the refridgerator door had dropped and found the lower cams to be broken and worn.

First I removed the bolt that holds the cover on the top hinge bracket. Then I removed all items from the shelves inside the door by lifting the shelves out and placing them on the counter. Next I removed the 3 screws holding the hinge bracket on, this disconnects the top of the door from the cabinet. Then I lifted the door off the lower cam, removed the screws that held the cam in place on the door and the lower bracket on the cabinet and replaced the cams. I smeared some Vaselene on the cams and placed the door back on the lower cam, reconnected the upper hinge and replaced the hinge cover. All done and it works great!

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Parts Used

  • Ice and Water Filter

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsPliers

CustomerRobert from Mount Prospect IL

Replacment of ice/water filter

The first step was to go to PartSelect.com to find where the filter is located because that is not revealed in Whirlpool's Guide. This refrigerator came with the home I had just puchased so Iwas unfamiliar with the filter replacement. Th filter is on the grill at the bottom of the refrigerator. I followed the instructions helpfully printed on the replacement cartridge box which arrived in less than the 3-5 days acknowledged on my order.

Turn the filter handle 1/4 turn counterclockwise. Don't be timid. It was very tight (probably had not been replaced ever). Remove the filter from the handle that protrudes through the grill at the bottom of the front of the refrigerator.

Insert the new cartridge into the filter handle insert snugly until it goes no further and turn 1/4 clockwise.

The instructions on the replacement cartridge tell you to run the water for 5 minutes to remove air and sediment from the system. DO NOT skip this step. I was. I discovered a large amount of sediment after even three minutes of flushing. A 5-gallon pale will help. And don't forget to turn off the ice maker while you are flushing. Otherwise you will end up with ice cubes everywhere as you try to position the bucket under the water dispenser.

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20 of 26 people found this instruction helpful

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  • Ice and Water Filter

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

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CustomerEva from Arlington TX

The filter needed to be replaced

Removed the old filter (it screws out) an put the new one in!

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18 of 22 people found this instruction helpful

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  • Ice and Water Filter

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

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CustomerGerald from Findlay OH

Water filter needed changed

Turned the lock knob on the filter and removed. put
lock knob on new filter and installed.

Very user friendly website, would highly recommend to anyone.

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  • Ice and Water Filter

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

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Customerdanielle from hobart IN

Replaced water filter

It was really easy to do. The water filter is in the front of the refrigerator. Less than 30 seconds. I am very happy with PartSelect. I bought parts for my dryer too. New lint filter, timer knob and door handle. Parts arrive immediately. I am sure I will be back to PartSelect.com.

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15 of 17 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

  • Ice and Water Filter

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

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CustomerDennis from Chocowinity NC

The outer cap came off and could not turn it.

Used pliers to help turn knob 1/4 turn to left removed filter; replaced with new filter.
Probably need new outer cap.

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16 of 23 people found this instruction helpful

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

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CustomerBeth from Jupiter FL

Filter cap missing

insert and turn!

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8 of 11 people found this instruction helpful

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  • Ice and Water Filter

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

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CustomerSara from New Albany PA

Replacement water filter

Turned the old filter to get it out, and insert the new filter. Make sure the O ring isn't dislodged.

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7 of 8 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

  • Ice and Water Filter

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

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CustomerDavid from Okeechobee FL

Change water filter

Unscrewed the old one (Half turn) and screwed in the new one.

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