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A Simple Guide to Locating Your Refrigerator Water Filter

A Simple Guide to Locating Your Refrigerator Water Filter

At American Appliance Repair we offer great prices on replacement water filters. We can come to install it for you or you can order it directly. We know that some people are not familiar with what a water filter looks like or where to find it. This guide should help you but remember you can also call us at 800-640-9934 for assistance.

Knowing a Water Filter When You See One

The first step is to ensure you know what the water filter looks like. In almost all cases, they are long cylinders that have rounded bottoms and a small cap on top. You will find that your refrigerator’s owner manual lists a specific brand and model, but there are likely generic options you can buy. There are a few ways to replace the filter, including looking up the model online or simply calling your local appliance repair shop for help.

The Most Common Locations of Water Filters

The location of your particular water filter will depend on the type of refrigerator you have. Many modern fridges have their water filter located in the upper right-hand corner of their fridge, in the back. If not there, it is often behind the grille on the floor, generally on the left side. Keep reading for more assistance if your filter is not located in any of these locations.

Common Water Filter Locations Based on Fridge Type

The shape of your refrigerator can also help you determine where your water filter is located.

  • Top-Freezer. This is the most common fridge shape for older fridges. It has a large door for the fridge and a small freezer on top, each with its own door. To find the water filter, open the fridge door and look at the top right corner. If there is housing there, find the tab to open it and the water filter is likely inside.
  • Bottom-Freezer Fridge. A common slight variation of the traditional top-freezer model, this freezer is on the bottom and opens like a drawer. It has baskets and there are two doors to the unit. The filter is most commonly on the top right or left, or the left of the lower grille.
  • French Three-Door Fridge. This type of fridge has a bottom freezer but the fridge above it has two doors of its own. To find the water filter, look between the produce drawers. If you see a round handle, that is the old filter.

These are just a few options. Remember that you can always Google the type and model of your unit to find where the water filter is located.

Call Us Today for Additional Help

Whether you need help buying a water filter for your fridge, or help installing it, you can count on American Appliance Repair to help. Call us today at 800-640-9934 and we can get started right away.

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