GE refrigerator water filters

GE refrigerator water filters remove impurities from water that can affect the water’s taste, smell and sometimes its healthfulness. To ensure your water filter can trap all the impurities and contaminants it’s been proven to remove, replace your refrigerator water filter every 6 months. And always buy a brand-name refrigerator water filter from an authorized seller to make sure you don’t end up with an aftermarket knock-off filter or a counterfeit.

We can send you your GE water filter replacement automatically, so you don’t have to remember to reorder. Simply subscribe during checkout to get a new water filter every 6 or 12 months (you can skip any shipment and can cancel at any time).

Not sure which is the right filter for your refrigerator? Use our Refrigerator Water Filter Finder for help. For video on how to install your water filter, check out our What type of water filter is in your GE refrigerator? article.

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Can I use my GE refrigerator without the water filter?

Yes. Check your owner’s manual to see whether you need to install a bypass plug or bypass cap when using the refrigerator with the water filter removed.

Here are common bypass plugs and caps for GE refrigerators in case you can’t find the one that came with your fridge:

How do I change the water filter in my GE refrigerator?

  • For MWF, MSWF, MXRC and XWF filters, twist the filter to the left to remove it from its filter housing. You’ll find these filters located in the top right corner of the refrigerator section in GE fridges. Follow the steps in our How to replace twist-to-remove refrigerator water filters article/video to properly replace the water filter.

  • For the GSWF filter, open the tray and twist the filter out of the filter housing. You’ll find the GSWF filter in the top right corner of the refrigerator compartment in GE fridges. Follow the steps in our How to replace open-tray-and-twist-out refrigerator water filters video/article to properly replace the water filter.

  • For the RPWFE filter, swing the filter out of its housing then remove it from the water filter head. You’ll find the RPWFE filter in the top left corner of the refrigerator section or housed in the door of GE fridges. Follow the steps in our How to replace swing-out refrigerator water filters article/video to properly replace the water filter.

How do I keep the water dispenser from dripping after replacing the water filter in my fridge?

Air trapped in dispenser water line causes drips from the water dispenser after you replace the filter.

Run 2 gallons of water through the water dispenser to purge air from the new filter and dispenser water line.