Why Change The Water Filter?
Because of the convenience of using the water dispenser in your fridge, they are usually used a lot, especially if you live in a multi-person household. From filling up water bottles for the soccer game to cooking to filling everyone’s water glass at dinner, the water dispenser can take a lot of mileage.
As a result, your water filter will need to be changed routinely in order to keep the water and ice-cold, fresh and free of contaminants.
Typically, whirlpool recommends changing the filter once every six months or so. If your filter gets heavy daily use, it might even benefit from more frequent changes.
How do you know when it’s time to change the filter? Your whirlpool fridge should be equipped with a light that will come on when it’s time to swap in a new filter. Alternatively, if you have an older fridge, make a note to change the filter every time you reset the clocks for daylight savings.
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