How to Change a Whirlpool Refrigerator Filter

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If your Whirlpool refrigerator has ice and water dispensers in the door, it also probably has a water filter system. A water filter helps remove contaminants and other impurities from your water. Depending on how much ice and water you use, you may need to change the refrigerator filter a couple times a year. Be sure to buy the correct filter for your Whirlpool model. Check with your owner's manual for details.

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  • New water filter

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  1. 1

    Find the indication light, located at the top of the Whirlpool refrigerator just inside the door. Thistells you when to change your water filter. A green light indicates the filter is good and a red light indicates you need to change the filter.

  2. 2

    Find the filter knob. It is usually located at the base of the refrigerator in the kickplate or grill.

  3. 3

    Turn the knob a quarter turn to the left to unlock the filter. Pull out and remove the old filter.

  4. 4

    Add a new filter and push in. Turn the filter a quarter turn to the right to secure it in place.

  5. 5

    Reset your filter indication light inside the refrigerator. Press down and release the switch five times within 10 seconds. The filter indication light should then turn green.

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  • You do not need to turn off your water to replace the refrigerator filter.

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