Maintaining a refrigerator is an essential part of having a functioning kitchen. One important part of this maintenance is changing the water filter.
Fortunately, changing the water filter for a Frigidaire refrigerator is easy and straightforward. In this article, we will explain how to change the water filter on your Frigidaire refrigerator in just six steps. We will also provide some helpful tips to ensure that you get maximum use from your new filter.
Locate the Filter and Remove
Replacing a worn out filter will ensure that you have clean and pure drinking water on demand. This article will explain how to locate and remove the water filter in your Frigidaire refrigerator so you can replace it with a new one.
The first step is locating the filter housing inside your fridge. Depending on your model, this may be located near or behind the ice maker, in either a round or rectangle shape. Once you’ve found it, turn off the supply line for safety before attempting to remove any parts from the fridge. Then use an adjustable wrench or pliers to loosen and unscrew any clamps securing the housing in place before removing it from its slot.
Prepare New Filter for Installation
First, make sure the power to the refrigerator is turned off. This will protect you from accidentally fracturing any electrical components during installation. Next, inspect the new filter and make sure there are no visible signs of damage or any other defects. You should also check to see if your filter has been certified by NSF International for safety and performance standards; this should be indicated on its packaging or label.
Finally, give the new filter several thorough rinses using cold tap water before installing it in your Frigidaire refrigerator.
Connect New Filter to Water Line
Before starting the installation process, make sure that you have all of the necessary tools required to complete this task.
Begin by turning off the main water supply valve which can be found near where your fridge is connected to its own cold water line. Once shutoff, disconnect the old filter from its housing with a plumber’s wrench. Then position and mount your new filter into its mounting bracket.
Test and Verify Correct Operation
The first step in testing and verifying correct operation is to flush out any air bubbles that may have become trapped within the water lines when installing the new filter.
This can be done by running several gallons of water through both dispensers until you feel confident that all air bubbles have been eliminated from the system.
Additionally, you should also check for leaks at all connection points between the filter and water line as well as at all fittings inside your fridge where water lines connect.