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How to Replace a Fridge Water Filter

While every refrigerator has different instructions, we thought we’d share some general directions on how to replace a water filter. You’ll want to replace your fridge water filter every six months or so.

Here are some general directions on how to replace the two main forms of refrigerator water filters.

How to Change a Push-in Fridge Water Filter

  • Find the water filter either on the grille at the bottom, in a drawer or at the top rear of the fridge
  • Push the button to release and remove the old water filter
  • Pull the old fridge water filter out
  • Take the cap off of the old filter and put it on the new water filter
  • Push in the new filter till it locks into place
  • Run a gallon or two of water out of the water dispenser to remove any carbon residue
  • Throw away the first batch or two of ice from the ice maker for the same reason
  • Enjoy your new water filter!


How to Replace a Twist-on Refrigerator Water Filter

  • Locate the water filter on either the bottom grille, back or inside of the refrigerator
  • Twist the water filter a ¼ of a turn counterclockwise
  • Pull the fridge water filter out
  • Remove the knob on the filter and place it on the new water filter
  • Push the new water filter into the housing
  • Turn the fridge water filter ¼ of a turn clockwise to lock it
  • Run a gallon or two of water out of the water dispenser to remove any carbon residue
  • Throw away the first batch or two of ice from the ice maker for the same reason
  • Enjoy your new water filter!

RepairClinic.com has over 50 genuine refrigerator water filters – so we’re bound to have one for your fridge! Start your water filter search by clicking here and entering your refrigerator model number in the search box. We also have dozens of videos that show you how to install water filters for specific refrigerators – find yours here.

We only sell genuine water filters see the difference using a genuine water filter can make in the quality of your drinking water.

If you have questions on how to replace the water filter on your refrigerator, RepairClinic.com can help. Give us a call at 800-269-2609 today!

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