How to replace the refrigerator water filter

At present, most people know that the refrigerator water filters needs to be replaced regularly. When do we need to replace it?


Six months have passed since you last changed the filter

The indicator light on the refrigerator is on

The water dispenser takes longer than usual to fill a glass of water

The smell of water is interesting

Ice smells funny or looks cloudy


If you need to replace the water filter in the refrigerator, don't worry! This is a quick and simple process.


Most refrigerator water filters sold today automatically shut off the water supply when they are unscrewed. This saves the trouble of finding a shut-off valve and manually shutting off the refrigerator's water supply. There are several different types of water filters on the market, so we will introduce the process of replacing each water filter.


Rotating filter

To replace the screw-in filter, you need to turn the filter 1/4 turn counterclockwise and pull the filter straight out. Remove the filter from the housing and place a new one in it. Push the new filter directly into the housing and turn it clockwise 1/4 turn. Make sure it locks in place, and then you can start!


Push-in filter

Some push-in filters have a button to remove them from the housing. If this is the case, press the button and pull out the filter. If there is no button, push the filter to release it from the spring latch that holds it in place.


Then, remove the cover of the old filter and place it on the new filter. Push the new filter into the housing until it locks into place.


Make sure you flush the filter

The most common type of refrigerator water filter is a carbon filter. These filters use granular activated carbon to remove chemicals from the water and are filled with black carbon particles.


You will notice that when the water flows through the new filter for the first time, there may be black spots in the water, or the water may look gray. That's because water emits some carbon initially. Although drinking discolored water is not harmful, you may not want to drink water with floating black spots.


Flushing the new filter is even easier than installing it. Use a large pitcher to collect approximately one or two gallons of water from the water dispenser. This should usually be sufficient to remove all black particles. You can dispose of this water or use it to water the plants.


Keep the refrigerator filter maintained

Refrigerator filter maintenance is very important to your water quality. It will reassure your family and all guests that they drink clean water and it will taste great!


Now that you know how to do it, are you ready to roll up your sleeves and replace the refrigerator water filter? With the help of this guide, keeping drinking water clean and fresh should be a breeze.



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