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Refrigerator Water Filter Removal & Installation

Nearly all refrigerators will automatically shut the water off while the filter is out.

Most Refrigerators

  1. Twist the old filter a quarter or half-turn counterclockwise
  2. Pull the filter straight out and discard
  3. Push the new filter into the fridge until it stops
  4. Twist the filter a quarter or half-turn clockwise

Frigidaire PureSource & PureSourcePlus - Only

  1. Unscrew the filter cup and dump out the water
  2. Pull the old filter straight down and discard
  3. Place the new filter in the filter cup
    • The end of the filter with the small o-ring should be up
  4. Screw the filter cup (with filter) up onto the housing
    • The filter will self-align as the cup is tightened

Frigidaire PureSource2 - Only

  1. Press the button to the right of the filter to release it
  2. Pull the old filter straight out and discard
  3. Push the new filter straight in until it "clicks" into place

Whirlpool & KitchenAid Base-Grille "Push Button" - Only

  1. Press the button to the left of the filter to release it
  2. Pull the filter straight out, and remove the reusable color-keyed cap from the end
  3. Discard the old filter
  4. Twist the cap onto the end of the new filter
  5. Push the new filter straight in until it "clicks" into place

Common Installation Mistakes

  • Remember to remove any protective caps from your new filter before installation
  • Don't throw away your reusable knob (base-grille filters only)
  • Remember to dispense 2-3 gallons of water to flush your new filter, and remember to reset your filter change indicator light