I changed the water filter on my LG refrigerator and now it won’t make ice cubes. I used a cheaper water filter I found on Amazon. It fit exactly the same and was the exact same size and shape. What are some steps I can try to fix this?
There can be several reasons for the NO ICE issue, and most can be fixed easily. You can try putting the old LG water filter back in and see if the ice maker starts to make ice cubes. The non OEM or generic cheaper water filter may not have the correct specifications to let the water flow normally to make ice or water. However, here are some solutions to get your LG ice maker working.
How To Fix Ice Not Working After Filter Change?
Reset Your Ice Maker
After changing the water filter on your LG refrigerator, it is important to reset the ice maker. This can be done by pressing and holding the ice maker button on the control panel for approximately three seconds. Wait a few hours to allow the ice maker to cycle and start producing ice cubes once again.
Check For Proper Filter Installation
Double check that the water filter is installed correctly. Remove the filter and reinstall it, ensuring it is fully seated and locked into place. Be sure it fits securely into the water filter housing. Be sure the small o-rings on the installation end of the water filter are installed and not damaged.
Install the water filter correctly.
Check that o-rings are attached.
On some LG refrigerators the water
filter is located inside the door.
Check Water Supply To Fridge
Ensure that the water supply to the refrigerator is turned on and properly connected. Check the water supply valve and make sure it is fully open. Inspect the water line for any kinks or damage that could restrict the water flow.
Air In The Water Line
Air trapped in the water line may prevent the ice maker from functioning. To remove any air, dispense water from the water dispenser for about 2 minutes or until the water flow becomes steady.
Check The Ice Maker Fill Tube
The fill tube that supplies water to the ice maker may be frozen or blocked. Inspect the tube and melt any ice buildup using a hairdryer or warm cloth. Be cautious not to use any sharp objects as this can damage components.
Generic Water Filter Caused Problem?
If possible, use an OEM or original equipment manufacturer water filter for your LG refrigerator. A cheap knock off will save you money but will not be the exact specs and the quality of the filtered water can be subpar. Try using a water filter that is made or approved by LG. It may cost more but in the long run it will be better as the water will be filtered at higher quality. Also, you won’t have problems with the filter causing you issues to not make ice or water. Read below about using a generic water filter for your LG refrigerator.
Can I Use A Generic Water Filter In My Refrigerator?
Using a generic water filter in your refrigerator may not necessarily cause problems, but it’s essential to consider a few factors before making the decision…
Compatibility: Make sure the generic filter is compatible with your refrigerator model. Incompatible filters may cause water leakage or ineffective filtration.
Filtration Quality: Generic filters may not have the same filtration capabilities as the original manufacturer’s filter. This could lead to impurities in your water or ice, affecting taste and quality.
Warranty: Using a generic filter instead of the recommended filter by the manufacturer can void your refrigerator’s warranty. Check your warranty terms and conditions for specific information.
Lifespan: Generic filters may have a shorter lifespan than the original filters, requiring more frequent replacement.
Cost-effectiveness: While generic filters may be cheaper, any potential problems or reduced filtration quality could outweigh the cost savings.
It’s recommended to use the manufacturer’s recommended filter for optimal performance and to maintain your refrigerator’s warranty. If you decide to use a generic filter, ensure it is compatible, has good filtration quality, and doesn’t impact your warranty.
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