No water flow with filter bypass plug installed
Hey all, working with a Kenmore Elite 78333801
So when my refrigerator stopped dispensing water and making ice, i first tested water supply pressure and flow to the fridge, that was fine, so i suspected a faulty water inlet valve.
I shut off the water supply to the fridge, disconnected the water inlet valve, then turned the water valve supply back on, and got zero flow through the loose hoses which had been disconnected from the inlet valve. At this point I’m thinking the inlet lines are possibly frozen.
On this fridge the water passes through a filter before entering the water inlet valve. I dont have a filter, just a bypass plug installed. NOW, if i slowly unscrew the ¼ turn bypass plug out of the filter connection while pushing the dispense button on the fridge door I can get flow through the door.
It appears the blockage is in the water tank assembly where it couples to the bypass plug. I previously replaced the water tank assebly because my old one was leaking after replacing too many filters. Ive had the same bypass plug installed in this water tank assembly for the last 3 years.
Any advice before i replace my water inlet tank assembly again?