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my FISHER-PAYKEL REFRIGERATOR Model #RX256DT7X1-22600-A water filter leaks

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my FISHER-PAYKEL REFRIGERATOR Model #RX256DT7X1-22600-A water filter leaks at the joint between the filter holding base and the filter.  Best I can guess is that the o-rings have collapsed (but they look and feel fine) or since it is a different substitute (a Maytag UKF8001) a supposed equal exchange instead of the Fisher-Paykel no. 13040210 (not locally available and 3 times the money).  I tried plumbers grease on the o-rings and tried new o -rings... still leaks.  Anybody have any experience with this refrigerator being "brand loyal?" I am actually considering removing this filter altogether and putting on an outboard filter.  Any suggestions? 

 

I should add that the refrigerator did not have a filter when we got it and does not have the bypass cap on the filter unit.  Otherwise, it runs and looks new. Thanks.

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Same filter, same bypass plug P/N 12664501.  If unit still leaks could be a problem with the filter housing.  Plug is cheap so I'd try that first and go with an in line filter.

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Already have one on the way... same bypass plug... Going to also try a thicker outer o-ring.. it is just a shame... it would be so simple.. thank you for the help... it is always good to have you in a "break glass in emergency" pocket... Be safe

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OK... still leaks... took it apart and looks like the joint between the blue o-ring plate and the white support plate is leaking.  took it out and blew in it... sure enough... there is the leak.  part number 12590611 fisher & Paykel... have to have other replacements... that one is $83+...  on this site it is $50, but unavailable until 2 weeks or so... going to search now.  If the filter fits so many other units, there has to be a cheaper alternative... any ideas are welcomed.  If this is a common failure issue, please advise, as I will just remove unit (already out and bypass it while using an outboard filter.  Thanks

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