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Refrigerator water filter makes loud noises after filter replacement

Hello,
My refrigerator water filter makes loud, grindings noises after filter replacement. It only does it when I water is drawn. I looked at 2 previous threads that I found here suggesting replacing filter, I did it twice. I also let it run without filter and it did not help. Refrigerator is made by Whirpool, model is MF12266AEB. I use only original Maytag filters UKF8001.
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The refrigerator water and ice dispensers are a great feature but not if it makes noise. I did some checking through the expert posts also and found the same information. The expert should be able to sort it out. If you do decide you would prefer to hand off this problem to a technician an option is the Sears Home Services link below.
by Manage My Life
September 3rd, 2011
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Does the filter system has bearings that could be the culprit?
by Manage My Life
September 3rd, 2011
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Lyle W
If you have the bypass plug for that filter housing, I recommend that you install that component and see if the noise still occurs when you dispense water. If you don't have that bypass plug, you can order a new one from the

Sears PartsDirect

website. The part number for the bypass plug is 12664501. If the noise still occurs when that bypass plug is inserted in the housing, then you will probably need to replace that filter housing (part 12956202). That part comes with the water tank. Be sure that you

unplug the refrigerator

and shut off the water supply before accessing and replacing internal components. If you need help replacing that part, reply with additional details and we will assist you further.

If the noise is eliminated when you use the bypass plug instead of the filter, then you may still have a problem with the filter head. It is unlikely that multiple filters are defective and causing this noise. Check the filter head for debris or an obstruction.

There can be other caused for the noise that you are hearing when dispensing water in the refrigerator. If you replace the housing and still hear the noise, I recommend that you have a service technician examine the refrigerator. Here is a link for the Sears Service website:

Sears Home Services

.
by Lyle W Earned 105,885 community points in Appliances
September 6th, 2011
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I did not see any debris or obstruction, however, there is yellow grease like substance on the inside of the filter's connector
by Manage My Life
September 6th, 2011
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There are 3 items listed for part 12956202, are they the same?

Water tank/h

CATEGORY: Refrigerators and Freezers

PART NUMBER: 12956202


$32.24

In stock



Tank,water w/head

CATEGORY: Refrigerators and Freezers

PART NUMBER: 12956202


Contact customer support for availability.


Tank & valve head assembly

CATEGORY: Refrigerators and Freezers

PART NUMBER: 12956202


Contact customer support for availability.
by Manage My Life
September 6th, 2011
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Lyle W
The part 12956202 that is priced $32.24 is the part that may fix this problem based on your symptoms. The other parts are probably the same even though they indicate that you need to call for availability.
by Lyle W Earned 105,885 community points in Appliances
September 7th, 2011
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How hard it is to replace the filter housing for a person with average skills? What does it involve?
by Manage My Life
September 7th, 2011
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Lyle W
I provided a parts image and some photographs of those components in the image below. Before you decide to replace that filter head, I recommend that you pull the covers (KEYS 13, 11 and 12) off of that area. With the filter or the bypass plug in place, actuate the water dispenser and check to see if the water valve for the water dispenser is the cause of that noise. If it is, then the water valve assembly (KEY 20 -- part 67006322) may need to be replaced instead of the filter head. That water valve assembly is right under the filter. There is a chance that a noisy valve is causing your problem instead of the filter housing. If the noise is definitely coming from the filter housing, then you can still replace that component. The image below should help you see how to access those components. Be sure that you UNPLUG the refrigerator before accessing internal components. You would need to have the refrigerator plugged in briefly to check for the source of your noise as described above. Unplug the refrigerator as soon as that test is completed. Shut off the water supply before replacing the water system components. The water lines are connected to that valve using John Guest fittings. To remove a water line from this type fitting, push the collar of the fitting in and pull the water line out. To install a water line in the new component, just push the water line all of the way into the fitting and it should seat properly. Give the water line a slight tug to make sure that it is seated properly. Check for leaks after replacing components. This information should help you further check for the source of that noise and you can decide whether you can remove and replace the components in that system. They are not difficult to access and replace in this model of refrigerator. If you need more help, reply with additional details.
by Lyle W Earned 105,885 community points in Appliances
September 7th, 2011
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Quick question if I can jump in. My Maytag (model: MFI2568AES) also makes a noise when the water filter system is used. Loud ginding where the water stream eventually goes to a trickle. I put the bypass plug in but no water comes out at all. Could that dictate something specific? I haven't taken system apart yet to see what the cause is...thanks in advnace for the help.
by Manage My Life
January 17th, 2012
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Lyle W
You should get the some water flow from the dispenser with that bypass plug in place if you were getting water flow (even though it diminished to a trickle) with the filter in placed. You may need to replace that tank and filter head (part 12956202) since you are not getting flow through that component with the bypass plug in place. You could also have a problem with the water valve or other components in that system. We can probably help you further but we will need more details (whether the water valve is buzzing when the dispenser is activated). Reply with more information if necessary.
by Lyle W Earned 105,885 community points in Appliances
January 18th, 2012
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Thanks, I have the image from a previous search. But I need to know how to remove water tank covers and what order to prevent damaging them.
by Manage My Life
July 13th, 2012
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Lyle W
That diagram on the previous page shows the cover parts that are Keys 12, 11, and 13. You should be able to remove Key 12 first. Open that cover. The front part will drop down. You can then snap the back part of that cover out of the holes in Key 11. You can then remove that bottom cover Key 13. The last cover to remove is Key 12. I hope that this additional information helps. If you need more assistance, let us know.
by Lyle W Earned 105,885 community points in Appliances
July 13th, 2012
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Lyle, I have same issue (normal water pressure for apx 2-5sec. and jack hammering sound with trickle flow) with my Maytag Ref, Model MSD2652KES. Tried different filters, but same result. Do you have head assy replacement diagrams/instruction?
by Manage My Life
April 7th, 2013
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Lyle W
Hello Bobby. I posted some information about changing the filter head on that refrigerator in the image below. That should help you replace that component if that is what is causing the problems. If you need more help, let us know.
by Lyle W Earned 105,885 community points in Appliances
April 8th, 2013
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