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Do I have to use the filter on my Kenmore refrigerator in order for it to continue working properly? I just installed a wholehouse filter system & don't need it

Kenmore Side by Side Refrigerator, Model # l06.56662500 We recently installed a wholehouse water filter system & no longer need to filter the water coming thru the refrigerator, the system uses potassium instead of salt. We have to replace the current filter about every six months at $54.98 + tax. We consider the price excessive & since we have filtered water in the house, consider this an unnecessary procedure, inconvenience & expense. We wish to remove the filter, replace the cap as described in the warranty manual (under the heading: USING THE DISPENSER WITHOUT THE WATER FILTER CARTRIDGE) and continue to use the water & ice dispenser. Will this action harm the refrigerator, ice maker or dispenser?

Kenmore , Refrigerators , Appliances
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Manage My Life
by Manage My Life
July 3rd, 2010
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Joey S
by Joey S Earned 107,019 community points in Kenmore
July 7th, 2010
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Rich Fay
by Rich Fay Earned 8 community points in Kenmore
October 27th, 2020
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Your Kenmore Elite does not have an air filter, but it does have a water filter. You can find all parts, diagrams, and your owners manual on Sears PartsDirect:
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