How to Install a Whirlpool Water Filter

Learn how to install a Whirlpool water filter in your refrigerator to ensure clean and fresh water for your family.

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If you have a Whirlpool refrigerator with a water and ice dispenser, you need to change the water filter regularly to keep the water tasting fresh and clean. Thanks to the easy-to-access filter compartment, it only takes a few minutes to replace the filter. This guide will show you how to do it.

Tools and Materials Needed

In order to install a Whirlpool water filter, you will need the following tools and materials:
-An adjustable wrench
-A Phillips head screwdriver
-A Whirlpool water filter

Installing a Whirlpool water filter is a simple process that can be completed in a few minutes. Follow the steps below to ensure proper installation.

1. Remove the old filter:Using an adjustable wrench, loosen the housing cap counterclockwise. Remove the housing cap and O-ring, and then pull out the old filter. Discard the old filter according to your local regulations.
2. Inspect the O-ring: Check the O-ring for any cracks or damage. If necessary, replace the O-ring with a new one. Lubricate the O-ring with a few drops of fresh water before proceeding to the next step.
3. Insert the new filter: Insert the new filter into the housing and align it with the housing cap threads. Make sure that the O-ring is properly seated in its groove.
4. Tighten housing cap: Using an adjustable wrench, tighten the housing cap clockwise until it stops turning. Do not over tighten. Double check that the housing cap is secure by giving it a quick tug counterclockwise. If it doesn’t budge, then it’s properly tightened.

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Step-by-step Instructions

1. Open the Whirlpool water filter housing by twisting the cap 1/4 turn to the left. The filter cartridge is located inside the housing.
2. Remove the old cartridge by pushing on the release button and pulling it out of the housing.
3. Insert a new cartridge into the housing, making sure that it is seated properly.
4. Close the housing by twisting the cap 1/4 turn to the right.
5. Flush the filter by running water through it for several minutes before use.

Tips and Tricks

Installing a Whirlpool water filter in your fridge is easy! Follow our tips and tricks below to ensure a quick and seamless installation.

– Start by making sure your hands are clean and dry.

– Next, locate the filter housing. On most Whirlpool fridges, it will be located in the back, near the top.

– Once you’ve located the filter housing, remove the old filter (if there is one installed).

– To remove the old filter, simply twist it counterclockwise until it comes loose. If it’s stuck, try using a pair of pliers to loosen it.

– With the old filter removed, it’s time to install the new one. To do so, simply insert the new filter into the housing and twist it clockwise until it’s tight.

– That’s it! You’ve successfully installed your new Whirlpool water filter. We recommend that you replace your filters every 6 months to ensure optimal performance.


You might be wondering how often you should replace your water filter or what type of maintenance is required. We have compiled a list of FAQs to help answer any questions you may have.

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How often should I replace my water filter?
It is recommended that you replace your water filter every 6 months or sooner if your water starts to taste or smell bad.

What type of maintenance is required?
To keep your water filter working properly, it is important to flush it out every 2 weeks. To do this, simply run water through thefilter for about 5 minutes. This will remove any dirt or debris that may have accumulated.

What are the consequences of not replacing my water filter?
If you do not replace your water filter, it will eventually become clogged and will no longer be able to remove impurities from your water. This could lead to sickness if you drink the contaminated water.


Thank you for taking the time to read our guide on how to install a Whirlpool water filter. We hope that this guide has been helpful and that you now feel confident in your ability to install a water filter in your Whirlpool fridge.

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