Water coming into your home can be rife with unseen contaminants and impurities, affecting the taste, smell, health, and safety of the water you're drinking or cooking with. The LG fridge filter 5231JA2002A, also known as the LG LT500P, uses activated carbon to capture particulates, chemicals, and mineral deposits that remain in the water, affecting its smell, taste, and safety.
The LG water filter LT500P is the OEM model - the one made by the manufacturer - and has an NSF 42 certification for the reduction of the taste and odor of chlorine in the water. The aftermarket filter, the EcoAqua EFF-6005A, is recommended by DiscountFilters.com. It performs as well as the LG LT500P, but at a substantial discount. Both of these filters should be replaced every six months.