Namtso refrigerator water filters #1
You can avoid drinking unwanted chemicals, particles and bacteria by changing your refrigerator water filter on a regular basis. Manufacturers recommend that you change your filter every 6 months.The life of your water filter depends on the amount of water you use and the quantity of contaminants in your water. If you enjoy drinking lots of water or if you are on a well, you will need to change your filter more often.Replacing your refrigerator water filter at least every 6 months is the best way to keep your water tasting great. You can install the water filter 4396710yourself and feel confident that you and your family are drinking clean water.
Most manufacturers recommend replacing the filter every six months to nine months, but certainly your fridge won't blow up if you don't. You might just drink some stanky water or notice a "decreased flow." Or your ice maker won't function as well.
I could generally qualify someone based on sketchy info, but not all receptionists possess such amazing skills, so do your homework. And even if you know your brand of refrigerator, it's important to look at the filter itself as some brands make several types. Here's how you replace your refrigerator water filter:
For the water filter DA29-00020B like the one picture above left, rotate the cap counterclockwise until its vertical pull the cap and filter cartridge out through the base grille. Push the new filter cartridge into the base grille until it stops with the cap in the vertical position. Rotate the cartridge cap clockwise to a horizontal position.
For the filters like those on the above right, press the eject button and pull the cap straight out. Don't twist the cap or it will detach from the filter, and you'll have to put the cap back on and try again the way I told you to in the first place. Got it? OK. Push the new filter into the opening in the base grille. The button will pop out when the filter is in place, but give the cap a tug to make sure.
This kind of filter, found in the upper right corner inside the refrigerator, is pretty easy to replace. Just turn the MWF water filter counterclockwise until it come out, drain it into the sink and trash it. Next, remove the seal from the new filter, insert the filter into the filter head and turn it clockwise until it stops. Easy.
This filter to the right often sits in the back right of the fridge.
To remove, turn the water filter 90 degrees counterclockwise (aka your left) until the filter releases. Take all the packaging crap off the new one, push it up into the housing and turn 90 degrees to the right. (Here's where the directions include "close the door," but I figure you can make that decision on your own.)
Once you replace the water filter W10295370a , make sure you flush air from the water system, otherwise you're going to have a drippy dispenser in your kitchen driving you absolutely nuts. Watch this fun video or follow these directions:
Hold a container to the water dispenser lever for 5 seconds, and then release it for 5 seconds. Repeat until water comes out. Continue holding and releasing the dispenser lever (5 seconds on, 5 seconds off) until a total of 4 gallons has been dispensed. You might get a little spurting as the air clears out, so beware.