981638-2-S-GE-MWF               -Ice and Water Filter
981638-2-S-GE-MWF               -Ice and Water Filter 981638-1-S-GE-MWF               -Ice and Water Filter 981638-3-S-GE-MWF               -Ice and Water Filter

Ice and Water Filter

PartSelect Number PS981638

The SmartWater MWF Filter is a new and improved filter that replaces the obsolete GWF filter. The MWF Cartridge reduces more contaminants, and is easier to install. NOTE: If you are replacing the metal canister filter for the first time, you will need to order a special adapter. The adapter is sold separately.

This part works with the following brands: GE, Hotpoint & Kenmore.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Water dispenser will not dispense water.
  • Ice maker will not make ice.
  • Leaking water.
  • Unusual Noise.
  • Ice maker dispenses too little ice.
  • Touchpad does not respond.
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3 of 4 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

Customerrafael from Pompano Beach FL

Water wouldn't come out and wouldn't work

After receiving the parts from you guys, by the way, supper fast shipping, next day, installing them took no more than 10 minutes, put the cover plug it in, and fresh nice water coming out. Next day, the ice tray was full of beautiful ice cubes.

So supper happy that I didn't have to buy a new refrigerator and I was able to fix it for under $300. I hope it can last now at least another 10 years.

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  • Ice and Water Filter

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

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CustomerMarie from Philidelphia PA

Replace filter

just had to unscrew old one put the new one in

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Parts Used

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerMaurice from Palm Beach Gardens FL

The lid of the top load washer would not stay open, it flips down.

Insert a screw driver, in the space between the cabinet and the top to release the two latches, then swing the top open to expose the screws holding the lid hinge. Remove the screw of each hinge, and replace the two hinges.

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3 of 4 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsPliers

CustomerAmy from Bryan TX

Union connector leaking

replaced with new connector and it worked great. also replaced the water filter and that was super easy!

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4 of 8 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerJohn from Redondo Beach CA

Water line to dispenser broke& ice maker clip

Super simple... removed pnl in back connected the splice, added the new house, replaced the clip in the Ice Maker Tray....

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Parts Used

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerRobert from Jupiter FL

Water spilling out of back of refrig.

PartSelect ROCKS! Couldn't have been easier to do the repairs. Parts arrived in 2 days, everything I ordered was in the box. Minutes later my refrigerator was fixed!!!Thanks PartSelect, looks like I don't need the yellowpages anymore! P.S. I ordered a part I didn't need, called customer service and the return process couldn't be simpler. I will happily use you again and highly recommend you to my family and friends.

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerKenn from Shasta Lake CA

Ice in the door would no longer eject ice; stuck

Problem: The hardened ice crushing blades had worn the shaft causing them to "lay over" and get stuck.

Remove the ice maker drawer. On the bottom remove two phillips screws to take off the front cover.

The interior white insert in the front has two tabs that hold it in place. Releasing this is the hardest part. I used a small straight screwdriver to CAREFULLY pry the sides away from the tabs so that it could be lifted out. This removes the whole ice ejector and auger shaft.

Lift out the shaft, leaving the crusher blades in order.

Slide the new auger shaft into the crusher blades, pop in the back part and reassemble!

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerHarry Cotto from NORTH LAS VEGAS NV

Switch want bad, and filter came up due

On the filter just unscrew the old one, and screw the new one. and the switch remove the old one and repaced the new one. really simple.

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  • Ice and Water Filter

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

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CustomerWilliam c.. from Barberton OH

Water leak

got new filter

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  • Ice and Water Filter

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

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CustomerRoyce from Pasadena TX

Nothing to tell it was a replacement

Nothing to tell it was just a replacement part that the old part was removed and the new one inserted. Works like a dream Thanks

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1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)

Customerhelen from lansdale PA

Ice dispenser auger plastic broke off. I also bought water filter while I was ordering parts.

Repair went very well. The video helped taking it apart and putting it back together.

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2 of 5 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerJack B from Walnut Creek CA

Red spring broke - refrig sect. Door closure

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!

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Parts Used

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerAnne from Lincoln IL

Broken slides on refridgerator drawer

Simply replaced the 4 screws and slid the drawer back in place. Easy and saved a service call.

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  • Ice and Water Filter

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

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CustomerRobert from Myrtle Beach SC

Yearly replacement of filter

Moved stuff out of my way on the top shelf, reached in and turned old filter to remove. Filled new filter with water, lined up and turned to lock in place. Whew, never thought I would get that job done. :-)

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2 of 5 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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CustomerJAMES from MORENO VALLEY CA

Water dispensed at a trickle

I only had to remove the old filter and install the new one - all by hand. I then ran about 1 to 1and1/2 gallons of water through the filter to clear it.
A WORD OF CAUTION - HOLD YOUR GLASS CLOSE TO THE WATER DISPENSER FOR THE INITIAL FILLING - IT WILL SPIT UNTIL THE AIR IS PURGED FROM THE SYSTEM!!!
An extremely easy repair.

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