We’ve all been there. There’s always something you know you need to do, and every day you go to bed knowing you didn’t because, um, because we live in a free country. There is nothing more liberating than staring chores in the face and refusing to do them. Putting off chores is even easier when you don’t know how to do them or where to start. Well, that’s why you’re here, and we are proud of you for taking the first step in the recovery process of your drinking water.
One of the easiest ways to know what kind of refrigerator water filter you’ll need is by identifying the model number on your current refrigerator filter. Once you have this information, you can easily look for your replacement filter online. It’s always a good idea to locate your filtration system, so you can better navigate websites and discuss any issues with customer service representatives. Locations vary depending on your refrigerator type. The four types of refrigerators are french door, side-by-side, top freezer, and bottom freezer. There are a lot of refrigerator filters out there, but it shouldn’t be too difficult to discover the right type for your refrigerator.
MOST COMMON TYPES OF REFRIGERATOR WATER FILTERS
In-Line: These types of refrigerator water filters are attached to the incoming water line for the refrigerator. Older model refrigerators typically use these types of filters, so they aren’t as common any more. Here’s an instructional video on how to replace an in-line refrigerator filter. It’s not the best quality, but it still gets the job done.
Push or Twist-In: Most recent models have an integral filter that purifies the water feeding the drinking water dispenser and icemaker. The filter pushes or twists in. It’s as easy as pushing it in or twisting, hence the name.
I’ve got my refrigerator filter, but how do I install it?
It’s gotten to the point where not even your dog will drink the water from your refrigerator. You’ve finally broken down and decided to change your refrigerator water filter. Now what? Well, there are a couple different methods of installation due to the wide variety of refrigerator water filters manufacturers. You can start by searching for a refrigerator filter by brand or by model.
DOES YOUR REFRIGERATOR FILTER LOOK LIKE THIS?
Here are some instructional videos on how you can replace your refrigerator filter today:
Instructional video for filters similar to the Frigidaire Pure Source filter below:
Instructional video for filters similar to the Whirlpool filter below:
The Bill Nye of home improvements, Jim “The Fix It Guy” also gives a pretty entertaining instructional video.
Instructional video for filters similar to the Aquafresh filter below:
Instructional video for filters similar to the Amana filter below:
Instructional video for filters similar to the Brita filter below:
Hopefully these links will help you replace that nasty, old refrigerator filter of yours. Consider it your good deed of the day.