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Refrigerator Filter Light?

Old 06-06-2019, 07:02 PM
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Default Refrigerator Filter Light?

Anyone know what turns the light on that tell you to change the filter?

Does it measure time or actual gallons or water passed through it?
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Old 06-06-2019, 07:54 PM
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Either way they dont do much to actually filter your water. Get a ppm meter and see for yourself. Our water is usually about 375ppm from the faucet and 350ppm from the fridge.
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Old 06-06-2019, 07:59 PM
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Depends on the make/model.

My fridge filter measures both time and water usage. It’s either one year since last reset or predetermined number of gallons through filter whichever is first.
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Old 06-06-2019, 08:01 PM
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I have a Samsung, and started putting the dates of installation on the filters because I had the same question. The filter light turns on within a day or two of six months every time. I reset it, and use until I can taste the filter has “broken through”, which is usually another 4-6 weeks from when the light originally comes on.
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Old 06-07-2019, 05:22 AM
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Mine is every six months; Frigidaire Pro series.
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I change mine when the light comes on; it not that big a deal. But I also have a real filter system feeding water to the frig. I drink a lot of ice water and the ice and the water are better pure.
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Old 06-07-2019, 07:46 AM
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I have a fridge in the garage. Mostly for beer, soda etc.
I have a separate ice maker and do not use the one in the fridge. It is not connected to water.

It's always telling me to change the filter.

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Old 06-07-2019, 10:05 AM
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Are you positive the inside light go "off" when you close the door or does it stay on???
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Old 06-07-2019, 10:08 AM
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I just stuck in the bypass adaptor that came with my fridge and put a 5 year filter form home depot between the line and fridge. considering that my fridge filters are $28 each and last three months and the inline filter was $50 I consider it a good deal.
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Originally Posted by D.M.D. View Post
Are you positive the inside light go "off" when you close the door or does it stay on???
I put our small dog in the fridge and leave him in there for awhile.
I quickly look at his pupils to see if they dilate, that's how I know if the light is stuck on.

More times then not it does not stay on.



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Old 06-07-2019, 11:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Striper In View Post
I put our small dog in the fridge and leave him in there for awhile.
I quickly look at his pupils to see if they dilate, that's how I know if the light is stuck on.

More times then not it does not stay on.
Damn....wish I had thought of that. I was using the parrot to see what he would say....Problem was I only got to do it once and when I checked in an hour.....well, he fell out on the floor and didn't say anything at all. Told the wife he flew away. I hated that little bastard anyway..................................Damn thing wouldn't STFU!
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mine was on for about 1 year.. last week it went off all of the sudden and turned back green.. Looks to me like changing filters is a scam and it will clean itself out after about a year..
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Old 06-07-2019, 02:10 PM
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They are easy to reset if you want to see the green light. Usually have to hold the button on the selector for a few minutes to change the color.
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Its on a timer. Push and Hold as described and it resets... for another 6 months or whatever.
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Old 06-07-2019, 03:23 PM
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Originally Posted by niteatnicks View Post
They are easy to reset if you want to see the green light. Usually have to hold the button on the selector for a few minutes to change the color.
You must have one like mine, whenever it turns red I press and hold the button and the filter fairy comes and changes it automatically. Does not cost me a penny.
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