The WSG-1 water filter (replacement for the GE MWF) works to provide you and your family with water that is clean, clear and free from contaminants. With this filter in your refrigerator, you will no longer need to concern yourself with wondering if your water has anything undesirable in it. These water filters remove all of those substances from your water so that what you are left with is great tasting water that is healthy and clean. The ice it makes will be crystal clear too. This is one of the high – quality refrigerator water filters that you will never regret getting for your home. These refrigerator filters have the additional capability of being able to fit into many makes and models of refrigerators.
The filtration process that is used in the WSG-1 filter has been scientifically engineered. It centers around activated carbon. This is a type of carbon that has been made more porous in order to increase its surface area. This allows for it to be incredibly adsorbent. Adsorbent means that instead of taking the contaminants into itself as it would with absorbency, the contaminants stick to the surface of it.
The process of filtration starts when the water comes from the refrigerator into the filter. As the filter fills up, the water is then pushed into the chamber where the carbon is. As the water passes through that chamber, the carbon attracts contaminants such as mold, bacteria, asbestos, lead, cysts and chlorine leaving you with water that is not just crystal clear but is also great tasting.
Installing the Filter
The water filter cartridge is located in the back upper right corner of the refrigerator compartment. The filter cartridge should be replaced when the replacement indicator light turns red or if the flow of water to the dispenser or icemaker decreases. For refrigerators without an indicator light – replace the filters every 6 months.
- Remove old filter cartridge by grasping and turning to the left about 1/2 turn
- Fill the replacement filter with water from the tap to allow for better flow immediately after installation
- Place the top of the new cartridge up inside the cartridge holder
- Slowly turn the filter until the filter cartridge stops. Do not over tighten. As you turn the cartridge it will automatically raise itself into position. The cartridge will move about 1/2 turn
- Run water from the dispenser for 3 minutes (about 1-1/2 gallons) to clear the system and prevent sputtering
- Press and hold reset water filter button if your fridge has one
Replace it Often
It is important to remember that no refrigerator filter will last forever. Over time, and as more water passes through the filter, the carbon will begin to deteriorate. This means that it will not be able to get all of the contaminants out of the water as it should. This could lead to both health risks and could also lead to your energy costs increasing. If you want to minimize health concerns and the risk of having to perform future maintenance on your refrigerator, it is recommended that you change out the WSG–1 water filter at least 2 times each year. For the highest quality refrigerator water filters, you should check out our discount water filters where you will find all of the filters you will need.
Cross Reference for Compatible Filters with the GE MWF