With our busy lives, it’s easy to forget the little things and get a little lazy. We might eat fast food for lunch, make the excuse that we don’t have time to exercise, or drink plastic water bottles. Plastic water bottles are one of the worst products for our environment. Plus, it’s hundreds of times more expensive than tap water. But, DiscountFilters.com makes it easy to order your refrigerator water filters with filter change reminders, low prices, and 100% free shipping. It’s time to stop buying water bottles and drink tap water instead. If you don’t like the taste of tap water, it’s because you’ve never tried it filtered before. The popular Whirlpool OEM filter 4396508 is designed to fit a variety of fridge brands and models. But they can be expensive to replace. That’s why we are offering an inexpensive, aftermarket solution in the form of the 8212652 water filter. Experience clean, better tasting water at a fraction of the cost.
So how exactly do water filters work? The key behind the best filters is activated carbon. Activated carbon is a specially engineered form of carbon designed for filtration purposes. It contains millions of tiny little pores that allow water to filter through the substance. Its unique properties attract any foreign particles in the water and trap them there for good. This process happens in just a few seconds every time you retrieve water from the dispenser. It results in clean, better tasting water every time.
You might be worried about the installation process, but it is easy if you follow the steps below and shouldn’t take more than a couple minutes.
The filter cartridge should be located at the bottom of the front of your fridge, but if not, it’ll either be on the back, or inside on the top right corner. Turn the ice maker off before moving anything.
1. Turn the cartridge cap 1/4 counterclockwise to unlock the cartridge.
2. The filter should pull straight out after that.
3. Gently slide the cap off of the old filter and slide it onto the new one.
4. Insert the new filter with the cap in a vertical position.
5. Turn the filter in the opposite direction than you did in the beginning and it should lock in place.
6. Flush out water for approximately five minutes before enjoying.
7. Turn the ice maker back on.
Some people might not know it, but water filters have a six month lifespan. I asked my parents one time I was at their house, how long it had been since they changed the filter, while I was dispensing some water from the fridge. They both looked puzzled saying they didn’t think they had to. As I could guess, the water that came out was cloudy from the old, over saturated carbon inside that had begun degrading after so long. Just like routine dentist and eye doctor appointments and oil changes, it’s important to remember to replace your fridge filters at least twice per year to ensure your home is always supplied with the best water.