Having a drinking water and ice dispenser inside of your refrigerator sure makes life easier, doesn’t it? It provides you with crushed or cubed ice, plus your water is already cold, so you don’t need to worry about running the tap a few seconds. The water tastes fresh and clean too, this is all because of the water filter inside of it. The 6710 water filter and replacement Whirlpool EDR3RXD1 work to provide clean tasting healthy water to your home. However, have you noticed the water no longer is as crisp as when you first brought the fridge home? Maybe you didn’t catch it at first, but slowly, over time, it just doesn’t have the same clean consistency. This slight change in flavor has nothing to do with the refrigerator and has everything to do with the filter inside of it. Like any other filter, you need to change it from time to time. By swapping out this filter, you’ll return your water to that clean, refreshing and crisp water you came to love.
Changing Your Water Filter
Knowing your refrigerator water filter is a must. Different refrigerators have different refrigerator filters, so you don’t want to just go out and buy any random filter. The best way to quickly make sure you find what you need is to remove the current filter. If you open the door on your fridge and check the back side of where the water is dispensed, there is a compartment holding your filter.
The first step is to decide if the filter is a push or pull mechanism.
For Push Filters
- Find the tab on the front side of your filter compartment.
- Open the filter by pushing in the tab.
- Pushing in the tab releases the latch.
- Turn the filter to the right until it is released.
- Pull the old filter out.
- Reverse the process for the new filter.
For Pull Filters
- Find the pull tab on the filter casing.
- Remove it by pulling on the tab until the latch is released.
- Rotate the old filter counterclockwise until you can pull it out.
- Reverse the process to install the new filter.
When Should You Replace the Filter
Every water filter is a bit different, plus the amount of water you use through the filter varies from other owners. Households with several children are going to need their filter replaced more often than if you live on your own. In general though, you should aim to replace the filter once every six months. A month or so sooner if you have a large family. This ensures you have the cleanest, freshest water possible.
When you remove the old filter, it is a good time to clean out the water connection while you are at it. You can use a mild soap just to kill off any bacterial that might have formed over the last six months. After cleaning, run the filter for a minute to clean out all of the soap from the line.
Compatible Filters for the 6710