I don’t know about you, but I’ve been known to have a nasty habit of sticking my finger in the fridge, water filter, because I know it’s there. The good news is that fridge water filters are not the only thing that can go wrong with your fridge. A water filter can also cause a water pressure problem. If you find a water filter that has already been clogged with ice, you may want to consider replacing it as soon as possible.
I have the hardest time finding a water filter that will fit on a refrigerator rack. It’s a little like finding a needle in a haystack. There are so many different brands and designs that I’ve been unsuccessful in finding a type that will fit my freezer. Hopefully I’ll be able to find something in the near future.
You can use a filter to filter the water and prevent ice from accumulating in the freezer (although this does require that the freezer is equipped with a water pressure valve). But, if the water pressure valve has frozen shut, you might just need to replace the filter instead.
As always, don’t fret if you have trouble. The fridge water filter is actually a fairly common design, and its makers are aware of the problem. And, as you can see, if you’re willing to replace the filter, the problem is pretty easy to fix.
I think the best way to avoid this issue is to replace the filter only when it has reached its maximum life. When it first started having problems, I replaced the filter only when it was getting close to its max life. Over time though, the filter was getting worse so I decided to replace it more frequently. But, now that it’s near its max life it is worth replacing every two to three months or so.
The most frustrating thing is that this is not an issue that most people have to deal with. Because many people do not see the need to replace a filter, they simply go ahead and do it when it’s already too late. Of course, if you are in an emergency situation where you can’t wait to replace the filter, you can always cut off the filter and refill it with water.
One way to avoid this issue is to have a water filter that has a long life span (6-7 years) and is able to pump water out continuously, but you only need to refill it every two to three months. But that’s not always possible. And the other thing to note is that one of the biggest pitfalls for new filters is that they can get clogged.
If you have a brand new filter or the filter is clogged, and you think it’s OK to just refill it, but it turns out it’s been clogged for a while. Then you have no choice but to call your filter supplier and have it replaced, even though it’s been clogged for a while. The best thing to do is to purchase the filter from a reputable supplier. A company such as Nymo can help you do this.
If you have a faulty fridge, you can purchase a new one, which will be more expensive. But you are more likely to have a clogged filter than a faulty fridge and you don’t have to call your filter supplier. I say this because it’s much easier to call your filter supplier than it is to do this yourself.
What you do need to do is contact Nymo and have them send a new filter to your fridge. They are the only filter that Nymo makes and they should be more than able to replace your broken filter.