How you change your filter depends on the design of the refrigerator. A refrigerator filter inserts into a receiver. Receivers are located in the back corner, on the lower base grille, or inside of an opening like a mailbox at the top of the fridge.

How to replace a refrigerator water filter

How to replace the filter in a Kenmore Elite refrigerator

Location: Upper left corner

  1. Place a towel under the filter to absorb water. 
  2. Turn the filter to the left to unlock.
  3. Remove the filter.
  4. Insert the new filter into the filter holder.
  5. Turn to the right to lock in place.
  6. Hold down the filter change indicator button to reset. 
  7. Let water run into a container for 5 min to flush. 

How to replace the filter in a Whirlpool refrigerator water filter:

Location: Front base grille

  1. Locate the filter and rotate the cap counter clockwise.
  2. Turn to the left to remove the filter. 
  3. Pull the filter out.
  4. Slide the cap off the end of the cartridge and do not discard.
  5. Remove new filter from packaging and remove the over from the O-rings.
  6. Slide the cap onto the new filter. 
  7. Insert the filter into the grille.
  8. Rotate counterclockwise to lock in place.

How to replace the filter in an LG french door refrigerator:

Location: Top left corner

  1. Locate shut-off valve behind the fridge.
  2. Turn to the right to shut off the water. 
  3. Dispense remaining water from fridge.
  4. Place a towel under the filter to absorb excess water.
  5. Locate the filter holder and press the sides to open.
  6. Pivot the filter downward to remove it.
  7. Align the tabs of the new filter with those on the filter holder.
  8. Press and pivot filter upward to insert.
  9. Close the filter holder and turn the water back on.
  10. Hold down the indicator light to reset.
  11. Run water into container for 5 min. to flush the filter.

How to replace the filter in a Samsung refrigerator filter:

Location: Back right corner

  1. Grab the base of the filter.
  2. Twist to the left to unlock. 
  3. Remove safety seal on new filter.
  4. Line the filter up with the filter holder.
  5. Turn to the right to lock in place.