In terms of popularity, the Whirlpool refrigerator water filter is perhaps at the top of the list.
These innovative and technology-advanced systems are known for their long life and effectiveness in removing various contaminants from fridge household drinking water.
But these are just a few of the benefits one gets when buying from Whirlpool.
(Note: In general, all Whirlpool water filters are effective at removing or reducing harmful cysts, lead, various sizes of particles, mercury, and chlorine taste and smells).
In-Line Water Filters:
Many companies will offer either in-line water filters or units that must be attached within the refrigerator itself, but few companies offer both. Whirlpool offers a full line of products to meet any need.
For in-line use, the units available come with the proper fittings enclosed in the package. These units are installed outside the fridge onto the supply line. They can be used for ice making devices as well.
In-line units can be located just about anywhere outside the fridge, including on the wall, under a counter, or under the sink.
Interior Water Filtration:
There are also a variety of Whirlpool refrigerator water filters that are attached inside the fridge itself. The actual location of where the device is located depends on the make and model of fridge you have.
For Grill Models: These units are located under the grill. They are easy to access and replace, needing nothing more than a turn in order to remove and replace. Whirlpool offers a huge selection of these models. Consumers should make sure they have the right part number before ordering as the selection list is truly impressive.
These models will normally last about six months before they need to be replaced.
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The company also offers Whirlpool refrigerator PuR water filters for under the grill type refrigerators. The most popular model in this line is the Fast Fill, Push Button model. This unit can be used in a variety of fridges including Whirlpool®, Maytag®, KitchenAid®, Amana®, and newer models of JennAir® side-by-side refrigerators.
As the name implies, homeowners can change these devices by simply pressing on a button which releases the device for easy removal.
In addition to the above, the company also offers Whirlpool Gold refrigerator water filters. These units fit onto the new line of Whirlpool Gold appliances the company has recently brought onto the market.
Common Disadvantages - Minor Selection Problems:
The only disadvantage found in this line of products is the sheer number of items on its inventory list. For this reason, consumers must take extra care to order the right part in order to avoid mistakes.
However, the vast majority of Whirlpool water filters will have their ID number stamped or printed on them. Homeowners can always use that information when ordering new filters.
How to replace Whirlpool refrigerator filter video
Step by step push button instructions & demonstration
Whirlpool offers its customers a handy replacement option that automatically sends new water filters to the homeowner on a scheduled basis. Units normally require changing out every three or six months, depending on usage and model type. Consumers can sign up for this option online.
Replacement filters are very easy to find and purchase, and are available either through authorized dealers or through online vendors.
Pricing for these products is inline with what other brands charge for similar devices. In some cases, the Whirlpool devices were less expensive. Whirlpool refrigerator water filters can also be purchased in multi-packs of two or four.
High-quality components ensure long life for each device, and changing them out is a snap, with many needing only to be unscrewed and replaced.
By-Passing the System
For those who wish to by-pass the system, which results in non-filtered water being dispensed, the Whirlpool refrigerator water valve is the key. Simply turn the by-pass valve and all water will be diverted from the filter system.
It must be noted, however, that performing this action will prevent the water filtering unit from operating and the resulting product from the dispenser, or in the ice maker, will be normal, unfiltered tap water.
Overall, the Whirlpool refrigerator water filter is a very good option for those who want reliability and quality at a reasonable price. Ease of operation and long life are two more issues that put this product line at the top of the list.
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