If your fridge makes ice and/or
dispenses cold drinking water, then it has a water
filter. This water filter is necessary to keep the fridge
offering up the ice and water you need and ensuring that that water
is clean and safe. These filters are designed to help you, but they
do not last forever. They should be changed as often as every three
months or just once per year, depending on the model you have.
We know that some clients have a hard
time figuring out where the water filter is. This is understandable,
as there are actually many different places it could be installed. If
you need our help, call American Appliance Repair at 800-640-9934 and we can replace it
for you. Otherwise, keep reading to determine where your water filter
Start by Looking at the Manual
We know this seems like an obvious
suggestion but the truth is that many people forget to do so. Your
instruction manual will likely have a diagram with information
about all parts – including your water filter. It might also tell
you what type of filter you need to replace it and how to do so. If
you do not have the manual, search for it online.
Check a Filter Changing Guide
There are many online filter changing
guides you might be able to find. There might be a video or other
online resource that shows you just where the filter is located and
how to change it. In these cases, you will look up the right resource
based on the brand and layout of your refrigerator. For example, you
would likely search three-door, top-freezer, or side-to-side freezer.
Note that most brands have a few potential locations of their filters
but you will get a starting point.
Check the Four Corners
If none of the
above options worked for you, you would need to search for yourself.
The best place to start is inside the fridge compartment. The freezer
is never home to the filter. Look at the four corners of the interior
of your refrigerator. This includes the top right, top left, bottom
right, and bottom left. They are the most common places, though the
top right is the most common of them all.
In most cases, the filter will appear
as a cylindrical compartment, or perhaps a compartment that has a
slot with a cylinder inside. It is almost guaranteed to be white and
made out of plastic.
Look Between the Fridge and Freezer
If it also not in the fridge corners,
then you will next look between the fridge and freezer. This is not
as likely in between the doors, but rather nestled into the lining of
the fridge compartment, toward the freezer.
If you cannot find it, or you do not want to deal with the hassle, you can always contact American Appliance Repair at 800-640-9934 for help.
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