Samsung is one of the largest consumer electronics brands in the world. They are based out of South Korea and has its headquarters in Seoul. Although Samsung was not founded as an electronics company, they are one of the largest leaders nowadays. They are the direct competitor to some of the other players in the market such as Whirlpool, Bosch, Electrolux and many more. Samsung deals with a wide range of large appliances. What Samsung is widely known in the UK is because of its successful range of best American fridge freezers with thousands of happy customers.
Samsung fridge freezers come with a lot of interesting and high-end features such as water and ice dispenser. This feature really comes in handy if you quickly want a chilled glass of water or ice cubes in your drink. One of the main advantages is that you don’t even need to fill the water tank inside. It is always connected to a water supply. If you already own a Samsung fridge freezer then you are at the right place. In this article, we are going to guide you on how you can change the water filter on your Best Samsung American fridge freezer.
Why you should change the water filter?
Water and ice dispensers always come with a water filter which ensures you always get clean and high-quality water out of it. Water filter in the refrigerator contains activated carbon filter inside which removes all the contaminants from the water using the absorption method.
All the impurities which are filtered out from the water are captured by the water filter and stick to the surface of the carbon. After a long period of using the carbon, the surface gets fully adhere to by the impurities and there is no space left for the new contaminants.
When the filter reaches the maximum capacity, it doesn’t filter more contaminants and simply allows the water to pass through. So, it is very important to change the water filter to keep the water clean and fresh. A dirty filter will not only allow contaminants to pass through but also adds up more contaminants in the water. This will make the water dirtier than it was when it entered the filter.
How often should you change the water filter?
Samsung American fridge freezers come with an LED light indicator to let you know about the condition of the Water filter. When you insert the water filter the light will be initially blue and after a while, it changes to purple color once it is used for 5 months. Finally, it changes to the color red and indicates that you should change the filter.
It is always recommended to change the water filter after 6 months. Some fridge freezers have a feature that shows you light and indicates you to change the water filter and sometimes the light doesn’t come even after 6 months but this doesn’t mean you should not change the water filter.
How to change water filter on Samsung American Fridge freezer
The water filter light turns red to easily let you know the perfect time you should change the water filter in your Samsung American fridge freezer. Simply follow the step by step instructions below to change the water filter.
Note: Always buy the new water filter checking the specifications so you make sure you buy the right filter which perfectly fits in your American fridge freezer. You can also visit the Samsung website and find the correct water filter according to your fridge model number.
Removing the Water filter
Let’s start by removing the water filter and to do that first shut off the power supply to the American fridge freezer. The next step is to shut off the water supply to avoid water spillage. Once you have done that locate the water filter and turn it about 1/4 turn anti-clockwise. Now pull the water filter from the case filter.
One more optional step is to turn off the water supply valve. A lot of time water filter is difficult to disassemble because of the impurities in the water which causes it to stick. If you feel like the water filter is not coming out then don’t hesitate to apply more effective and pull it hard. You will also notice that some water is leaking from the filter and this is completely normal. What you can do is to place the water filter horizontally after you pull it out.
Changing the Water filter
Unpackage the new filter you bought for your American fridge freezer and insert it into the filter case. You have to gently push the filter inside and turn it clockwise to lock-in into its place. If the water pressure is too high then shut off the water supply valve. Once the filter is in place notice that the locked symbol is properly aligned with the indicator line to further avoid any leakage.
Finally, press and hold the alarm button for 3 seconds and this will reset the water filter. You will see that the indicator changes its color from red to blue and finally to green or yellow. Oh, make sure you also turn the water supply back on.
So, now you have finally done replacing the water freezer in your American fridge freezer and the last thing left to do is to reset the indicator so it stops displaying wrong info. After you change the water filter simply press the Ice Type / Filter Change button for around 3 seconds and it will reset the filter schedule.
When you are not going to use the water filter or let’s say you are away from your home for a couple of months then you might want to switch off the water filter. To do this simply press the ice type button for around 5 seconds and the filter indicator display will be switched off.