FRIDGE FILTER FAQS
How do you replace a fridge filter?
Much like changing a light bulb, replacing your own fridge filter is so quick and easy anyone can do it. No plumbing ability is necessary, either - as soon as you unscrew most internal water filters, it automatically shuts off the water supply. However, the method of replacing a water filter varies from fridge to fridge, so we recommend consulting your refrigerator’s user manual for instructions on how to replace the filter in your fridge. Still unsure? Contact the Statewide team for guidance and advice.
How do you know if the filter needs replacing?
Many fridges have an indicator light or a counter that tells you when the filter needs replacing. You may notice a decrease in water flow, your ice dispenser may be producing fewer - or discoloured - ice cubes, or the water from your dispenser may have a strange colour, taste or odour.
Do the filters have an expiry date?
No. As long as you keep them dry, refrigerator water filters have an indefinite shelf life. As a result, it's a smart idea to buy in bulk and take advantage of the discount for buying multiple filters.
I just changed my fridge water filter and the water tastes strange. Why?
Since refrigerator water filters are made of carbon, some residue may initially be present and cause an odd, bitter taste. We recommend allowing the water dispenser to run and discarding the first three litres or so of water.