How to Replace Refrigerator Water Filters in Less than 2 Minutes

How to Replace Refrigerator Water Filters

how to replace refrigerator water filtersHow to Replace Refrigerator Water Filters

You just got a new refrigerator (or maybe you’ve owned this one for several months.) Is it time to replace your refrigerator water filter? Great, all you need is a new water filter and two minutes and I’ll show you How to Replace Your Refrigerator Water Filter.

White refrigerator

Recently I’ve been ordering all my appliance parts from to fix broken appliances. When Sears Parts Direct approached me about writing this sponsored post, I naturally replied “Yes, of course I’d love to share my source for appliance parts!” But, I was also surprised to learn that I could purchase air and water filters from Sears Parts Direct as well.

Ordering Replacement Water Filters for Refrigerators:

Ordering water filters for your fridge is super easy at

Navigate to the “Air & Water Filter” tab and enter either your refrigerator model number or the water filter part number.  If you get stuck, use the live chat to reach someone who can help you find the exact filter for your fridge.

Did you know you can have filters shipped to you so you never run out? Plus you can earn $10 in Shop Your Way points just for joining the Automatic Reorder Program (look for the reorder buttons after you place the filter in your cart.)

Once your filter arrives, you can get started replacing your old refrigerator water filter.

Woman replacing water filter in fridge

Replacing Refrigerator Water Filters:

Replacing your water filter regularly will help keep drinking water clean and ready to drink.


  • Water Filter
  • Washcloth


Locate your water filter cartridge. It could be between the drawers; in a corner inside your refrigerator, or in the baseboard on the exterior of your refrigerator.

Locate Water Filter

Place a washcloth or rag under the filter. This will catch any water drips making clean up easier. Turn the water filter counter clockwise. Some water filters will come out in a quarter turn, others may come out in a half turn.

turn water filter counter clockwise to remove

Pull the old water filter out.

Remove old water filter

Remove the cap on your new water filter.

Remove new filter cap

Press it firmly back into your refrigerator . . .

Press new filter in firmly

. . . and turn clockwise to install the new filter.

turn clockwise to replace water filter

Make sure to line up the arrows with the lock symbol (if you have one on your refrigerator.)

Align arrow with lock

Be sure to reset the water filter alert on your refrigerator and enjoy several more months of clean drinking water and ice.

alarm button for water filter

That was easy wasn’t it? If you want to see a video tutorial, Sears Parts Direct has a few videos showing how to replace three popular water filter types.

If you haven’t already, you need to check out Sears Parts Direct’s YouTube channel. With over 500 videos, this is the most comprehensive appliance repair resource I’ve ever seen! You can also get more tutorials in the Repair Center. Have a question? You can also talk to Sears Parts Direct on Facebook and Twitter.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for Sears Parts Direct. I was not told what to write. All opinions are my own. I was compensated for my time and efforts to create this tutorial. I am very particular about the brands I represent. Because I value your trust, you will always be notified when you are reading a sponsored post on 

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