- Your filter reaches a point where it will no longer filter because it’s clogged with dirt and debris. You know it’s time to change your filter when water no longer comes out.
- Your filter tires from the taste and odor-causing organics that bond on its carbon surface area. Water still flows through the filter, but the surface area gets exhausted. Imagine going to a mall at Christmas. After driving up and down rows of cars over and over and finding no place to park, you get back on the road and head somewhere else. Similarly, when all the spaces in an old carbon filter are taken, bad tastes and odors build up or pass through it.
- Your loaded carbon filter starts collecting things that living organism like and becomes a campground for bacteria. The longer the bacteria stay, the worse the problem becomes.
Clean refrigerator filters provide clean water, reduce chlorine, inhibit contaminants from entering drinking water, and prevent newly formed bacteria from forming in water.
Let’s compare changing your filter with changing the oil in your car.
How you change your filter depends on the design of the refrigerator. A filter is inserted into the receiver. Receivers are located in the back corner, on the lower base grille, or inside of an opening like a mailbox. The following video demonstrates how to replace the filter in a Kenmore Elite refrigerator with a 9990 Neo-Pure filter.