GSWF Refrigerator Water Filters
Learn More About The GSWF Filter
How To Install The GSWF Filter:
- Open cartridge cover by pushing in where indicated
- Remove old filter cartridge by slowly rotating to the left (counterclockwise)
- Position new cartridge inside the cartridge holder and slowly rotate the cartridge to the right (clockwise) until it stops. The cartridge will rotate about 1/4 turn. When installed correctly, the grip blade on the end of the cartridge should be positioned vertically for top-freezer models and horizontally for bottom freezer models. Do not overtighten
- Close cartridge cover
- Reset filter change indicator if your refrigerator has one
- Flush 1.5 gallons (approximately 3 minutes) through the filter before use. This will clear the system and prevent sputtering
Marvel at the specifications of our GSWF compatible filters.
|Change Frequency||6 Months||6 Months|
|Filtering Capacity||300 Gallons||300 Gallons|
|Contaminents Filtered||Chlorine, Taste, Odor||Chlorine, Taste, Odor, Sediment, Sand, Rust & Other Particulates|
|NSF Rating||-||42, 53|
|Flow Rate||0.5 GPM||0.5 GPM|
|Pressure Range||20-120 PSI||40-120 PSI|
|Operating Temperature||33-100 °F||33-100 °F|
The GSWF model filter comes in three brands; GE, ClearChoice, and EcoAqua. Each filter has its advantages and disadvantages that will factor into your purchase decision. The factory original OEM GE filter is the most expensive of the three, however it is also the most highly rated of the three. The GE GSWF filter is the only one to receive passing grades from NSF International for Standards 42 and 53. The ClearChoice CLCH112 and Eco-Aqua EFF-6023A filter do not carry the same certification found on the original GSWF filter. The aftermarket versions of the GSWF is the least expensive of the group however, appealing to an advantage your wallet will enjoy. Expect both aftermarket options to fit and function like the factory original fridge filter.
NSF/ANSI Standard 42
Filters tested against NSF/ANSI Standard 42 (aesthetic effects) are certified to reduce specific aesthetic or non-health-related contaminants (chlorine, taste and odor, and particulates) that may be present in public or private drinking water. See filter performance data sheet or manufacturer's packaging for details.
NSF/ANSI Standard 53
Filters tested against NSF/ANSI Standard 53 (health effects) are certified to reduce specific health-related contaminants, such as Cryptosporidium, Giardia, lead, volatile organic chemicals (VOCs), MTBE (methyl tertiary-butyl ether), etc., that may be present in public or private drinking water. See filter performance data sheet or manufacturer's packaging for details.
Filters Without NSF Ratings
Some filters that are not NSF rated are still constructed from NSF rated components.
Refrigerator Water Filter Tip #4:
The main ingredient in almost all water filters is activated carbon, which is a form of carbon that has been processed to make it extremely porous and thus to have a very large surface area available for absorption of chemicals and impurities.