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Author Topic: MAYTAG FRIDGE MODEL MFI2569VEM HAS BYPASS FILTER, THE WATER VALVE IS JERKY.  (Read 550 times)

Offline shillion

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My customer has this bottom freezer fridge,with bypass filter the water valve is jerky(making bang bang noise when dispensing water),it is not water hammering.Why is this valve jerky?Should I replace the water valve?I don't want to be a laughing stock if I change the valve and still make the noise.please help! I

Offline baldwinappliance

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Re: MAYTAG FRIDGE MODEL MFI2569VEM HAS BYPASS FILTER, THE WATER VALVE IS JERKY.
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2017, 10:26:01 PM »
Try turning the water supply valve down a bit. Could be too much pressure with the bypass filter. I've had to turn them more than half closed before. If that doesn't work then look at changing water valve.

Offline gscrandall

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Re: MAYTAG FRIDGE MODEL MFI2569VEM HAS BYPASS FILTER, THE WATER VALVE IS JERKY.
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2017, 11:33:49 PM »
Have seen this many times. Change out the filter receptacle or if there using ro give them the option to completely bypass by cutting the lines to the filter from the back and couple them together.

Offline shillion

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Re: MAYTAG FRIDGE MODEL MFI2569VEM HAS BYPASS FILTER, THE WATER VALVE IS JERKY.
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2017, 01:53:23 AM »
Thank you both for these hints,this is the first time I see this problem.Closing the supply valve would be easiest I would try it first .Since they bypassed the filter,they would not mind removing the bypass. I will do just that. I will Post the results


Offline shillion

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So I went back to try to solve the problem.It turned out it's the filter holder and the bypass.I took out the filter bypass,put a new filter in, the water hammering stopped.So it's quite an experience.The bypass and the holder caused the banging noise.I just removed the bypass,put a new filter in.Thank you all for the useful suggestions.