However much we might wish it was the case, refrigerator water filters do not last forever and they will eventually need to be replaced if you want to continue to be able to drink clean water from your fridge. When the time eventually comes to replace these filters, you can save quite a bit of money by doing it yourself rather than paying someone else to replace the filter so you can keep your family’s drinking water clean without needing help.
The first step is to locate your refrigerator’s water filter. On most fridges, you will find this filter at or near the refrigerator grille at the base of the fridge or the back upper-right corner of the fridge. In order to release the filter, you will either press a button or twist a know that will release the filter.
Next, you must remove the water filter from your fridge after either pressing the button or twisting the knob that releases the filter from where it is held in place.
With the old filter removed from the fridge, you must take the new filter out of its packaging and replace the cartridge cap. Once this is done, replace the filter and cap by sliding them into the position where the old filter and cap were found in the fridge and tighten the cap until it clicks into place.
With the filter now having been replaced, the next step is to run a significant amount of water, preferably 1 to 2 gallons of, through the new filter in order to remove any traces of carbon from the filter. This helps prevent sputtering and clears any manufacturing impurities left over in the filter.
Now that the filter has been installed and set up properly, the final step in the installation is to reset the indicator light and place a piece of tape on the filter with the date the filter was changed written on it so you know when to next replace the filter.
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