Which Samsung Water Filter Do I Need?

Which Samsung Water Filter Do I Need?

For your Samsung refrigerator to function effectively, you will need to use a water filter. But when the time comes to replace the filter, it can be a little difficult. There will be several options to choose from. So, how can you find which Samsung filter to use in your fridge?

The best way to find the Samsung refrigerator water filter required is by using the fridge model number. This can be used to search the online database through the Samsung website. Alternatively, a previous filter or the owner’s manual can tell you which filter is needed for your refrigerator.

Trying to find the right filter for your Samsung filter doesn’t need to be an intimidating affair. There are a few things that you will need to keep in mind. Keep reading to learn how to find a filter that will fit in your Samsung fridge.

Read my ultimate guide on refrigerator filters.

Methods to Find the Right Filter for Your Samsung Refrigerator

Often, the type of filter you require will depend on the refrigerator model that you have. This is because each of the fridges will be a slightly different size and design. The good news is that there is an easy way to find the type of filter you require.

In this case, you will need to know your refrigerator model number. There are a few ways that you can find this.

First, you can look for the serial number information. This will be on the outside of the fridge. You will need to look in the bottom left corner, on the side of the fridge. Another option is to look inside the fridge. It will be printed on the wall, at the top of the fridge.

When you are looking at these badges, the model number will be at the top. For most models, this will start with the letter R. Once you know the model number, you can search for it on the Samsung website. This will pinpoint the replacement filter you require.

Another option is to use the owner’s manual. This should tell you the type of filter you will need to use. It will also contain useful information on how you can remove the old filter and install the new one.

If you are still struggling, the Samsung website has a tool to help you find the type of refrigerator you have. This will require you to answer some basic questions, like whether you have a French-door-style fridge.

Finally, if you have an old filter, it should have information printed on it. This will tell you the type of filter you should be ordering. If you are still struggling, you can try taking the filter into a white goods store and see if the staff can pinpoint the type of filter. They might even help you order a new one.

The following table list the water filter that goes with every model of Samsung refrigerator sold.


What to Look for in a New Samsung Water Filter?

Once you know what type of filter you need you will need to decide where to buy it. In this case, you will have two options:

  • Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM). This means that it will be made by Samsung.
  • Aftermarket filters. These are manufactured by third-party companies. They are designed to be the same size and shape as Samsung filters, so they will be compatible with your fridge.

There are a few things to consider when deciding which option is right for you. First, when you are buying an OEM filter, you can be confident that it is high quality. As we’ll discuss later, Samsung filters are designed to stringent standards, ensuring that they remove the vast majority of water pollutants.

The downside of an OEM is that it can be very expensive. However, you might be able to get a better deal if you buy in bulk.

To avoid the high costs associated with OEMs, you might want to try an aftermarket model. Most of the time they will be made similarly, so you should get similar filtration results for a fraction of the price.

If you want to take this approach, though, it’s best to be a little wary. Make sure that you read through the reviews to make sure that you are getting a quality product. You should also check the returns policy in case it doesn’t fit into your fridge.

Shown below are the water filters that the current line of Samsung refrigerators use.

Filter HAF-CU1/EXP
Filter HAF-CU1/EXP
Filter HAF-QIN
Filter HAF-QIN

What Makes the Samsung Fridge Filters Unique?

There are a few elements that help to set the Samsung fridge filter apart. In particular, they use carbon-blocking technology to filter the water. Some of the pollutants and chemicals that can be removed include:

  • Chlorine
  • Microbial cysts
  • Heavy metals

The effectiveness of the filter has been certified through NSF. This means that it meets a high standard, passing through a series of tests.

However, you will need to replace your filter every six months. There are a few impacts you can expect if you don’t change your filter at the right time. These include:

  • Slower water flow. This is caused by a build-up of pollutants blocking the water filter. When this occurs, the water won’t flow smoothly out of the machine. It can also mean that the ice is slower to refresh.
  • Pollutants returning to the water. When the filter is nearing the end of its life, the carbon won’t be able to absorb any more pollutants. Because of this, impurities will start to creep back into the water. This can cause a noticeable impact on the way it tastes.
  • Danger to your health. Drinking water pollutants can have an impact on your health over the long term. Furthermore, the filter will start to become a breeding ground for bacteria. This has been known to cause disease.

The good news is that a Samsung fridge has a filter light. This will come on when your old fridge filter is at the end of its life, reminding you to replace it.

Final Thoughts

Your Samsung fridge can provide you with cool water while removing pollutants. But this will only work if you have the right filter. The good news is that there are numerous ways to find the one you want. As a result, you should be able to order a new filter online within minutes.

Chief Guru

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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