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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?
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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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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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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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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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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Are you positive the inside light go "off" when you close the door or does it stay on???
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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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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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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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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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