If your fridge makes ice and/or dispenses cold drinking water, then it has a water filter. This water filter is necessary to keep the fridge offering up the ice and water you need and ensuring that that water is clean and safe. These filters are designed to help you, but they do not last forever. They should be changed as often as every three months or just once per year, depending on the model you have.
We know that some clients have a hard time figuring out where the water filter is. This is understandable, as there are actually many different places it could be installed. If you need our help, call American Appliance Repair at 800-640-9934 and we can replace it for you. Otherwise, keep reading to determine where your water filter might be.
Start by Looking at the Manual
We know this seems like an obvious suggestion but the truth is that many people forget to do so. Your fridge’s instruction manual will likely have a diagram with information about all parts – including your water filter. It might also tell you what type of filter you need to replace it and how to do so. If you do not have the manual, search for it online.
Check a Filter Changing Guide
There are many online filter changing guides you might be able to find. There might be a video or other online resource that shows you just where the filter is located and how to change it. In these cases, you will look up the right resource based on the brand and layout of your refrigerator. For example, you would likely search three-door, top-freezer, or side-to-side freezer. Note that most brands have a few potential locations of their filters but you will get a starting point.
Check the Four Corners
If none of the above options worked for you, you would need to search for yourself. The best place to start is inside the fridge compartment. The freezer is never home to the filter. Look at the four corners of the interior of your refrigerator. This includes the top right, top left, bottom right, and bottom left. They are the most common places, though the top right is the most common of them all.
In most cases, the filter will appear as a cylindrical compartment, or perhaps a compartment that has a slot with a cylinder inside. It is almost guaranteed to be white and made out of plastic.
Look Between the Fridge and Freezer
If it also not in the fridge corners, then you will next look between the fridge and freezer. This is not as likely in between the doors, but rather nestled into the lining of the fridge compartment, toward the freezer.
If you cannot find it, or you do not want to deal with the hassle, you can always contact American Appliance Repair at 800-640-9934 for help.