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How To Change Water Filters

How To Change Water Filters

Your refrigerator water filter can be a powerful tool that guarantees you have the safest, freshest water possible. Depending on your water filter type, your filter can remove a miraculous number of contaminants from your water as long as your system is properly maintained and cared for. For most refrigerator water filters, that requires simply replacing your water filter every six months or when you notice a change in the taste or smell of your water.

Are water filters necessary?

While most of us expect our tap water to be 100% safe, the truth is aging water infrastructures and countless other factors can contribute to the presence of many unwanted contaminates.

Home filters are our last line of protection from viruses, bacteria, chemicals and metals like lead. While tap water often meets minimal water quality standards from EPA, the reality is many experts agree these standards are too lenient.

When should I change refrigerator water filters?

The best way to ensure you have the most purified water is to change your fridge water filter every six months. Over time your water filter will collect filtered out contaminants that will diminish its effectiveness and the quality of your water.

Where are filters located?

The vast majority of refrigerator filters are located in one of two locations – in the grille at the base of the fridge or in the back upper-right corner of your refrigerator. In either location, you’ll see a knob or a button that will easily release the filter for removal. Consult your user manual to help find information about your Frigidaire water filter.

Guide to installing Frigidaire Genuine water filters

PureSource Ultra® Water Filter

Frigidaire® PureSource Ultra® is a push-push filter designed for use on all French-Door model refrigerators.

PureSource 2® Water Filter

Frigidaire® PureSource 2® is a cassette filter that is designed for use on refrigerators after 2004 with filtration systems located in the front, right top.

PureSource® Plus Water Filter

Frigidaire® PureSource® Plus is a cup filter that is designed for use filtration systems located in the back, top right in refrigerators manufactured before 2001.

What can happen if I don’t change my water filter?

While water filters are powerful water purifiers when properly maintained, neglected water filters can not only stop capturing harmful contaminants but also create their own unique problems for your appliances and your water quality. At best, outdated water filters mean you are drinking unfiltered tap water, and at worst you are doing damage to your refrigerator's water supply and its water quality.

The bottom line

Refrigerator water filters are your best line of defense against harmful contaminants in your tap water. The good news is water filter installation is easy, they’re a cheaper alternative to bottled water, and they offer far superior water quality. If properly maintained, your family can rest easy and enjoy the freshest and most pure water available – all from the comfort of your own home.

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