Why is my Frigidaire water filter stuck?

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Written By John Stephen
I’m John, the person behind the aquahow blog. I love to investigate water conditions and ways of building water filters. Mostly for my aquariums and home use.

The Frigidaire water filter is designed to block debris in water such that only the clean water passes to the other sides.

However, due to several reasons which you will get to know if you keep reading, the water filter might also prevent the water from flowing. That is wrong and will stop your device from functioning effectively.

Therefore join me as we learn why the Frigidaire water filter is stopping the water from flowing and how to correct the issue.

Why is my Frigidaire refrigerator not dispensing water?

The Frigidaire water filter acts as a physical barrier to debris. In other words, it blocks out the debris and allows water to pass.

It contains three main parts. The first part is the large internal surface area traps the sediments and debris.

The second part incorporates activated carbon technology that creates a magnetic like effect to trap various metal compounds such as lead as the water passes by.

The last part filters out chemicals such as chlorine by causing a chemical reaction.

The Frigidaire has membrane-like barriers to create the barrier needed to block the debris.

Due to several reasons which we will look at later, this membrane might block the debris and prevent the water from flowing. As a result, the Frigidaire will not dispense water.

Some of the reasons why the Frigidaire is not dispensing water are;

1. Water filter problem

The common reason why the Frigidaire is not working as expected is that the water is not flowing through the filter.

It is probably because the filter is too old and is clogged with particles preventing the water flow. If that is the case, you will need to replace it. Actually, it is recommended that you install the water filter every 6 months.

2. Water supply issues

The water refrigerator has a flexible plastic tube that supplies water. In some cases, water droplets may freeze in the waterline, blocking water flow. Thus, water will not get into the Frigidaire; hence it will not supply water.

Additionally, if the valves are defective, they may fail to maintain the pressure needed for efficient water flow or even fail to open, blocking the water from flowing.

3. Door switch failure

The Frigidaire has a door switch which switches on when the door opens and deactivated when the door is closed to resume the functioning of the dispenser.

If this switch fails, it implies that the dispenser will probably not be locked to prevent leakages or resumed to allow continuous water flow.

How do I get my stuck water filter out of the Frigidaire refrigerator?

If water is stuck in the Frigidaire, the problem is the water filter preventing it from flowing.

Try closing and reopening the water filter compartment door to remove the stuck water. Additionally, turning the cartridge clockwise can help remove the stuck water. 

You should be gentle when dealing with the door to avoid breaking the door.

However, in most cases, you might be needed to remove the water filter to stop water from stacking in future.

Below is how to remove the water filter from the Frigidaire refrigerator.

How to remove the water filter from the Frigidaire refrigerator?

The water filter significantly affects the efficiency of the water filtration system. Thus, it is vital to ensure an efficient water filter.

Also, you should remember that this component depreciates relatively fast and may need to be replaced after every 6 months.

Fortunately, removing and replacing the Frigidaire water filter is relatively easy. Even better, it is located at very accessible locations, making the work easier for DIY people.

In most cases, the Frigidaire refrigerator is located at the grille at the bottom part of the fridge or in the upper right corner of the interior compartment. Find where the Frigidaire is located, and let’s remove it.

Step 1: Find the knob

First, you need to know where the water filter is located. Look for it at the right-top corner of the interior part of the grill.

After identifying it, find the knob probably at the bottom part of the filter

Step 2: Press the knob

Press the knob or the button on the filter to release it.

Step 3: Remove the Frigidaire

Now, gently remove the Frigidaire pulling it towards you.

You have done it! That is all needed to remove the water filter. Next, let us look at how you can replace the filter with its location. It will also be simple. I promise!

How to replace the Frigidaire water filter

Step 1: Hold the bottom part of the Frigidaire

The filter has nasals that clock the device in place, while the bottom part has the button used to remove it.

While holding it, the ridge should be facing up.

Step 2: Push it in

After holding it correctly, push the Frigidaire into its place. The ridges should fit into the groove on the interior compartment, as shown in this video.

Push it until you hear a click sound to guarantee that it has been clocked in its place.

Final words

In conclusion, water is stuck in the Frigidaire water filter because it is defective and probably needs to be removed and replaced.

Fortunately, removing and replacing it takes less than five seconds. All you need is to press the button to remove it and push it while in until you hear a click sound to replace the water filter.

We have discussed the Frigidaire water filter to help you understand how it works and how to solve its issues without incurring technician costs.  

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