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How do I change my refrigerator water filter?

How do I change my refrigerator water filter?

Change your water filter in less than five minutes.

The refrigerator water dispenser: it’s something we use a lot but don’t think much about. Whether it’s filling water bottles, grabbing a quick glass of water, or making coffee and tea — the water dispenser is key! But many people don’t realize that it contains a filter that occasionally needs to be changed.

To keep your water and ice cubes fresh, it’s recommended that you change the filter roughly once every six months. The filter is pretty small and tucked away, so it can easily be missed; luckily, your fridge has an indicator light that lets you know when it’s time to install a replacement. You can also sign up for a water filter subscription, so you’ll never have to remember to order a replacement filter again.

 
Pro Tip: With the everydrop® water filter Subscribe & Save program, a new filter will be delivered to you every six months — it’s easy and hassle-free.

Replacing your refrigerator water filter can be done in just five minutes. The steps below will show you how to keep your filter fresh and your water clean.

Locate Your Filter

Before replacing your refrigerator water filter, you need to know which model you have. Locate the number printed on the side of the filter or find the everydrop® water filter that’s recommended for your specific fridge model. 

Replacing Refrigerator Water Filter 1

This filter can be found in the upper right-hand corner of the refrigerator or the base grille.

Replacing Refrigerator Water Filter 2

This filter can be found in the upper right-hand corner of the refrigerator.

Replacing Refrigerator Water Filter 3

This filter can be found on the base grille.

Replacing Refrigerator Water Filter 4

This filter can be found in the upper right-hand corner of the refrigerator.

Replacing Refrigerator Water Filter 5

Filter 5 features a turn cap, and can be found in the lower left-hand corner of the base grille.

How to Replace Refrigerator Water Filter 1

Replacing Filter 1: A Step-by-Step Guide

  1. Your water filter cover is located in the upper right-hand corner of your refrigerator, or in the base grille.
  2. Lift the filter door open. 
  3. Remove and discard the used filter. 
  4. Remove the protective coverings from the O-rings on the new filter. Ensure that the O-rings are still in their proper place after removing the protective coverings.
  5. Make sure the arrow is pointed upward when inserting the new filter into the slot. Do not force the filter into place. If it does not slide in easily, make sure the notches and grooves are properly aligned. 
  6. Gently push the filter door closed to snap the filter into place. 
  7. Once your new filter is secured, run 18 litres (four gallons) of water through the line to flush it out.

How to Replace Refrigerator Water Filter 2

Replacing Filter 2: A Step-by-Step Guide

  1. Your water filter cover is located in the upper right-hand corner of your refrigerator. 
  2. Lift the filter door open. 
  3. Carefully pull the filter so it’s pointing at a downward angle, then turn it to the left and remove it completely. Discard the used filter.
  4. Remove the protective coverings from the O-rings on the new filter. Ensure that the O-rings are still in their proper place after removing the protective coverings.
  5. Make sure the arrow is pointed upward when inserting the new filter into the slot. Do not force the filter into place. As you push, the filter will rotate into place. 
  6. Carefully turn the filter clockwise until it locks. 
  7. Gently push the filter door closed to snap the filter into place. 
  8. Once your new filter is secured, run 18 litres (four gallons) of water through the line to flush it out.

How to Replace Refrigerator Water Filter 3

Replacing Filter 3: A Step-by-Step Guide

  1. Your water filter cover is located on the left-hand side of your refrigerator’s base grille.
  2. Push the eject button to release your water filter. 
  3. Remove and discard the used filter. 
  4. Remove the protective coverings from the O-rings on the new filter. Ensure that the O-rings are still in their proper place after removing the protective coverings.
  5. Fit the filter cap onto the new filter cartridge, making sure the ridges align. Carefully turn the filter clockwise until it clicks into place. 
  6. Make sure the arrow is pointing to the left when inserting the new filter into the slot.
  7. Carefully push the filter into place until the eject button pops back out. 
  8. Once your new filter is secured, run 18 litres (four gallons) of water through the line to flush it out.

How to Replace Refrigerator Water Filter 4

Replacing Filter 4: A Step-by-Step Guide

  1. Your water filter cover is located in the upper right-hand corner of your refrigerator.
  2. If your refrigerator’s filter tab is facing outward, gently push on it and pull the cover down. If the filter tab is found on the bottom of the cover, pull forward and down on the lever to release the cover. 
  3. Twist the filter to the left and pull. Remove and discard the used filter. 
  4. For first-time installation, you will notice a small cap inside the filter slot. Turn the cap counter-clockwise, remove, and discard. 
  5. Insert the new filter into the slot by lining up the grooves, pushing it in, and turning it to the right. 
  6. To secure the filter, push up until it clicks into place.
  7. Push up on the filter door until it snaps closed. 
  8. Once your new filter is secured, run 18 litres (four gallons) of water through the line to flush it out.

How to Replace Refrigerator Water Filter 5

Replacing Filter 5: A Step-by-Step Guide

  1. Your water filter cartridge cap is located on the left-hand side of your refrigerator’s base grille.
  2. Turn the cartridge cap counter-clockwise until the handle is vertical. Pull straight out. 
  3. Slide the cartridge cap off the end of the filter. Discard the used filter but keep the cap. 
  4. Remove the protective coverings from the O-rings on the new filter. Ensure that the O-rings are still in their proper place after removing the protective coverings.
  5. Place the cartridge cap on the end of the new filter. 
  6. Make sure that the cap handle is vertical, then insert the new filter into the filter slot. Push in all the way.
  7. Turn the filter cap clockwise until it is horizontal.
  8. Once your new filter is secured, run 18 litres (four gallons) of water through the line to flush it out.

Keep Your Fridge Fresh!

If your refrigerator is due for an upgrade, you may need to replace more than just your water filter! Check out Whirlpool brand’s lineup of refrigerator options for your home.
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