DIY: How to Change a Refrigerator Water Filter
If you have a refrigerator with a built-in water dispenser and ice maker, you know this feature is super convenient. But no one likes dirty water. It's important to change the water filter in your fridge regularly so you enjoy the cleanest water possible. Luckily, this is a very simple task that can be completed in just a few minutes.
What You'll Need:
Step 1. Remove the Old Cartridge
Locate the water filter cartridge cap in the front base grille below the freezer compartment door. Rotate the cap counterclockwise to a vertical position and pull the cap and filter cartridge out through the base grille. There will be water in the cartridge. Some spilling may occur.
Remove the cartridge cap by sliding it off the end of the old cartridge. The cap will slide to the left or right. Do not discard the cap.
Step 2. Install the New CartridgeTake the new cartridge out of its packaging and remove protective cover from o-rings. Slide the cartridge cap onto the new cartridge. With cartridge cap in the vertical position, push the new filter cartridge into the base grille until it stops. Rotate the cartridge cap clockwise to a horizontal position.
Run water through the refrigerator water dispenser until it consistently runs clear. Tthis should occur after about 2-3 gallons or 6-7 minutes. Running the water will clean the system and remove air pockets from the lines. If air pockets are present, you'll notice short spurts of air coming through the water dispenser. Additional flushing may be required.
Step 3. Run Water Through the Dispenser
Step 4 Know When Your Filter Needs to Be Replaced Again