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How do I remove a stuck water filter from my refrigerator?

I have a Kenmore refrigerator model number 596.75523400. It has filter # 46-9006. The filter cover opens, but the filter won't come loose so that it can be replaced. Please advise me on how to remove it.

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Kenmore , Refrigerators , Building Supplies
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by Manage My Life
September 30th, 2012
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Barb Lucas
Thank you & your son!! We tried everything else and it was this same issue. Still don't have a lot of pressure but at least we can get the filter out!
CLARK BESACK
I almost broke the refrigerator trying to pull it out. Following your advice, it was easy to extract. Thanks!
Jan Butler
cannot thank you enough, even my daughter couldn't get it out sooo got on line and saw this and went back and did just that and it worked. I am in my 80's and hate ask people to help for such trivial stuff so now I can do this by myself. thanks again. jb
DENNIS LANCASTER
Wow great tip. Was getting frustrated and nearly twisted it off. Dropping the shelf saved me. Thanks to your son for figuring it out and YOU for posting!
Xi Tnoys
THIS TOTALLY WORKED IN SECONDS!!! Thank you so very much, I was ridiculously struggling.
Xi Tnoys
8 dang yrs later. Thank you and your son.
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Commentsq RUs
by Commentsq RUs Earned 18 community points in Kenmore
July 12th, 2015
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Chuck Wylie
That is correct. You need to remove the top shelf in order for the the filter to drop enough to be removed.
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JAMES GRANSKIE
by JAMES GRANSKIE Earned 18 community points in Kenmore
February 3rd, 2016
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by LYLE W. Earned 130,255 community points in Kenmore
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January 31st, 2011
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June 19th, 2012
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by Hector de Oca Earned 8 community points in Kenmore
June 6th, 2016
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by Steven Folberg Earned 8 community points in Kenmore
July 21st, 2016
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by Raj Gopal Earned 8 community points in Refrigerators
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