The water filter on your refrigerator needs to be removed and replaced every 6 months. Your refrigerators water filter gets used daily and needs to be replaced with the specific filter your refrigerator manufacturer recommends. The modern new refrigerator models have excellent water filtration systems that provide ice through the ice dispenser and clean drinking water through the door. Refrigerator manufacturers recommended that you change your refrigerator water filter at least every six months and possibly every 4 months if the area you live in has hard water such as in Arizona or similar. Continually drinking the water and using the ice from your refrigerator with a dirty water filter can cause problems with the refrigerator and your health. So replace the filter on a regular basis.
HOW TO REPLACE A REFRIGERATOR WATER FILTER AND WHERE TO BUY THEM ONLINE
You have probably recently asked yourself, How do i change the water filter in my Frigidaire, Samsung, LG, Maytag, Whirlpool or GE refrigerator? Changing the water filter is very easy on most NEWER units. Many refrigerator makers have made it easy to remove and replace the filter yourself. Two of the most common procedures to replace the water filter cartridge is the water filter in the bottom grille of the refrigerator with a turn and pull out method, and the water filter in the grille that is removed by a push button method. These are the 2 easy methods and do not require moving the refrigerator out of place. However some older units and other refrigerator water filters are a bit different. Always look in your owners manual to find out where the filter is located on your refrigerator and follow the directions for removal.
If you cannot find the owners manual that came with your refrigerator and you are changing your water filter for the first time, then read on to find the most common area where your water filter will be located….
Modern Refrigerators – Most Whirlpool, Kitchen Aid, JennAir and Amana Refrigerators will have the water filter in the bottom grille of the refrigerator. Most GE Refrigerators will have the water filter on the inside of the refrigerator at the top right and toward the rear. Most Samsung and some newer Kitchen Aid Refrigerators will have the water filter in the side of the left door. Most LG Refrigerators will have the water filter located in the left side of the ceiling located behind the left door.
Older Style Refrigerators – Most old refrigerator models (manufactured before 2002) will have the old style water filter that is located behind the refrigerator itself. The water valve behind the refrigerator will need to be shut off on these old style refrigerators to change the filter. To change the filter on this type of refrigerator, gently slide the unit out, unplug the unit from power, turn off the water valve, remove and replace the water filter, turn water valve back on, check for leaks, plug refrigerator back into the power outlet, slide unit back in place, and you are done.
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Here are the many different kinds of methods to removing and replacing the water filter yourself:
How to remove the water filter located in the bottom grille of the refrigerator with the “turn lock” method – Locate the filter and turn the knob on the end of the filter to the left. Then simply pull the old filter out and throw it away. Insert the new water filter and turn the knob to the right to lock it into place. Write down the date you installed the new filter and replace it after 6 months of use. Finished!
How to remove the water filter located in the bottom grille of the refrigerator with the “push button” method – This filter is located in the bottom front of the refrigerator grille. To remove this filter press the button right next to the filter. This filter will slide out so it is easy to grab. Take the cap off of the old filter and put it on the new filter. Next, install the new filter and push it in until you hear a clicking noise. Write down the date you installed the new filter and replace it after 6 months of use. Finished!
How to remove the water filter on the front of the refrigerator compartment using the “slide out” method – Open the filter compartment on the front of the refrigerator and remove the filter. Discard the old filter. Next, slide the new filter into the compartment and back into place. Write down the date you installed the new filter and replace it after 6 months of use. Finished!
How to remove the water filter located in the round plastic housing inside the refrigerator – For this filter type you may need a water filter wrench as this filter could be screwed on from the factory very tight. Once you get the housing unscrewed you can then remove the old filter and discard. Put the new filter inside the housing and screw the housing back on. Write down the date you installed the new filter and replace it after 6 months of use. Finished!