While this bit of maintenance isn’t specific to Frigidaire refrigerator repairs, it just so happened that the video included here does use a Frigidaire to walk you through the process. Rest assured that if you have a different brand of fridge, the process won’t be significantly different. And remember, if you ever have any problems or questions, feel free to call us. If we can’t answer it over the phone for you, we’re happy to schedule one of our professional service technicians to come out and take care of things for you. After all, we aren’t called the Best Appliance Repair of Austin for nothing!
The fact is, most modern refrigerators today come with built in ice makers, and many have water dispensers too. Like so many of our appliances, we just expect them to do what they do, day in and day out, without ever giving them a second thought. While this works most of the time, it is good to keep an eye on certain things, as well as planning certain easy to do scheduled maintenance, such as changing out your water filter. If you ignore this, you could end up finding odd looking things floating around in your water glass or within your ice cubes.
With that being said though, we will confess that most refrigerator manufacturers’ recommendation to change out the filter ever 6 months is probably a bit aggressive for the average person (but it does help them sell more filters!) For the most part, you’re probably OK going about a year before changing out the water filter on your fridge (unless you start to see some of the things mentioned above floating around in your water).
Today we’re going to show you how to change a water filter on your refrigerator. It’s a really easy job, no tools required. Let me show you how we do it.
The first thing that we should do before we change the filter is disable the icemaker; just lift up on the shutter arm. You can access the water filter through the refrigerator side at the rear, and you can unscrew the cover as a standard right-hand thread; chances are there may be a little bit of residual water in there so just take an old towel or a rag and catch anything that might spill.
Unthread the cover completely and discard any water that is remaining in here, and clean that out. Reach in and pull down on the old filter, discard that. Take our new filter, press it into place, it should stay in by itself; then simply replace the cover.
Now if your model refrigerator has a filter status button on it you’ll want to follow the manufacturer’s instructions; press and hold that until it resets itself and you should also run about minutes worth of water through your dispenser just to condition the filter. And our repair is complete. Told you that was an easy job.