How to Replace Samsung Refrigerator Water Filter

How to Replace Samsung Refrigerator Water Filter

One of the reasons why Samsung is such a popular brand is because they are focused on making quality products that are easy to use. This includes their appliances. This is good news, especially if you have been procrastinating way too much when it comes to changing your water filter. You may have been hesitant to take care of this task yourself, but fortunately, this is a lot easier to do than you think.

This article will offer you an easy-to-follow guide on the steps for replacing your Samsung refrigerator water filter. The steps are easy to follow, making this deceptively difficult task a much simpler one that anyone can take on themselves.

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1. Be Sure to Buy the Correct Water Filter for Your Samsung Refrigerator

Before you can install a water filter, you need to make sure that you buy the correct one. It is recommended that you purchase an official water filter from Samsung. You really should avoid purchasing one of the off-brand options because while the price might be better, you will get what you pay for. The quality cannot compare to the official water filters.

It’s very easy to buy the factory Samsung Water Filters. For the most part, you can find these on most online retailers and can get them shipped relatively quickly. Local hardware stores may also have these water filters as well.

2. Make Sure That You Have the Correct Filter

Not only is this important when it comes to the brand of water filter, but this is important because different refrigerators require different parts. Typically, Samsung water filters are not universal. You need to make sure that you purchase the right filter for your specific refrigerator. This is something that you really need to pay attention to before you buy the water filter because once you open the package and try to install it, you likely won’t be able to return it to get your money back.

To make sure that you get the correct water filter, you need to get the model number of your refrigerator. Use this information to find the right option. The water filter also has easy to follow instructions and an expiration date for the water filter so that you can better know when to replace it.

Check out this video that provides a step-by-step review of how to change your Samsung refrigerator filter.


3. Find the Water Filter in Your Fridge

The location of your water filter will depend on the model and configuration of your specific refrigerator. For instance, if you have a French door or one of the similar style of Samsung refrigerators, you can find the water filter in the middle of its produce drawers of the fresh food section of the refrigerator. Other models have the water filter on the right side of the fridge, where bottom drawer of the fresh food section is.

If you have any doubts, you can read the user manual for your refrigerator to learn where the filter goes or watch YouTube videos that are specific to your refrigerator to find its location.

4. Get the Filter Ready for the Installation

Once you get the water filter and it’s time to change it out, you need to start by getting the filter ready to install. Familiarize yourself with the instructions for your water filter installation. Then, when you are ready to change out the filter, remove the plastic packaging around the filter and take the screw off of the top before you install the filter.

5. Install Your Samsung Refrigerator Water Filter

This is an incredibly easy process. You start by turning the filter (water filter currently in the fridge) knob towards the left side, turning about ¼ of the way to get the filter out. Typically, you can remove the water filter without requiring you to turn off the water to the refrigerator. If you notice that you are having problems getting the filter to release from the fridge, try pulling the fridge out towards you so that you can shut off the water supply. Doing this might make it easier to remove the old water filter.

After removing the old water filter, you can pop the new filter in, screwing it into place by using a counter-clockwise motion for a ¼ turn. In some cases, you might notice a noise indicating pressure as the new water filter locks into place. Don’t worry; this noise is completely normal.

After you have installed your new water filter, count out what the date will be in 6 months and write this down on the expiration date sticker for your water filter. This will help you know when you need to switch out the water filter next time.

6. Run the Water

Before you can enjoy your fresh water from your refrigerator, you need to flush out the new water filter. You need to run about a gallon of water through the new filter before you can drink any water. For about 3-5 seconds while you do this, you may hear weird noises, which mean there is air in your water lines. This is completely normal and why it’s important to run the water through your new water filter.

After you have drained out a 1-gallon measurement of water, you need to dump the water out. You can now enjoy fresh water from your Samsung fridge.

7. Reset Your Fridge’s Alert to Change the Water Filter

The final step is to reset the “Change Water Filter” indicator. For the Samsung refrigerators, to reset the filter you need to hold down the fridge’s “Crushed Ice” button for about 3 seconds. This will reset the indicator so you will no longer be harassed by your fridge to change your water filter.


As you can see, it is a lot easier than you may think to change your Samsung refrigerator water filter. Samsung has made this process as easy on the user as possible, allowing you to change the filter as need without too much of a hassle. If you need any further information on replacing your Samsung refrigerator water filter, there are also plenty of videos on YouTube that you can watch as well to better understand this process.

Boch Richard

Richard Boch is a chemical engineer responsible for designing water filtration systems for industrial and residential customers. He has more than 20 years of experience with ion exchange, activated carbon, and reverse osmosis. Richard's expertise has made him a go-to source for municipalities and businesses looking to improve their water quality. When he's not working, Richard enjoys spending time with his wife and two young children. You can also follow him on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

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