I would like to install an inline water filter (something like the Whirlpool 4392945) for my refrigerator's ice maker. The ice maker is inside the freezer. My fridge (Northland) is a built-in and all its important parts (condenser, compressor, ice maker solenoid valve, etc.) are on the top of the fridge.
This is what the Whirlpool 4392945 looks like - http://www.generalapplianceparts.com...-Filter/Detail
I'm wondering if it's a good idea to position an inline water filter on top as well. There's a ~5.5" wide space (marked A on the photo) to the right of the compressor. The water supply copper tubing is also on the right. I can connect the inline water filter to that end of the copper tubing and have another copper tubing connect from the filter to the ice maker solenoid valve (marked B) on the left.
From what I've seen, most people have their inline refrigerator water filter at the bottom of their fridge but that's not an option for me since I have no access to the water supply copper tubing from the bottom of the fridge. I can see being at the bottom as advantageous in that positioning a pail/basin, when replacing the water filter later, is much easier when the filter is at floor level.
I'm also considering positioning the inline water filter under the kitchen sink (where the ice maker's water supply valve is). The only reason why I'm leaning more towards having the filter on top of the fridge is that my under-the-sink space is already crowded (with five water supply valves, two sink drain connections, a hot water dispenser heater, an inline filter for the hot water dispenser heater and the dishwasher drain hose).
Where do other people with built-in refrigerators (where both the solenoid valve and water supply tubing are on top of the fridge) install their ice maker's water filter?