October 27, 2020

How to replace pull-down refrigerator water filters

Replacing pull-down water filters.
Replacing pull-down water filters.

In this video, we show how to replace a refrigerator water filter that you pull down to remove.

To ensure your filter continues to remove the contaminants it's certified to remove, it's important to replace it every 6 months. If you use a lot of water and ice or if you notice the water flow slowing, you may need to replace it more frequently.

These instructions work for water filter part numbers ADQ36006101, ADQ73613402, AGF80300704 and AGF80300801. Not sure which filter is correct for you? Check out our water filter finder. And if you’re having problems removing the old water filter or installing the new one, these tips can help.

Hi, Wayne here from Sears PartsDirect. Today we're going to show you how to replace a refrigerator water filter that you pull down to remove.

Where to find a water filter that you pull down to remove

On a French-door refrigerator, pull-down water filters usually are on the inside top left. On a side-by-side, they usually are on the inside top left or right. Check the owner's manual if you don't find the filter in one of these locations.

How to replace a pull-down water filter

Follow these steps to replace the water filter.

  1. Remove the shelf below the filter if it’s in the highest position.

  2. Place a container under the front end of the water filter cover to catch leaks.

  3. Press the filter cover release buttons and open the water filter cover.

  4. Pull the filter down until it stops and then pull the filter out. In some models, you rotate the filter to the left.

  5. Insert the new filter in the housing. If you twisted the old filter to remove it, twist the filter to the right.

  6. Lift the filter up and close the water filter cover.

  7. Pull out the container and wipe up any spills.

  8. Reinstall the shelf below the filter if you removed it.

  9. Run 2 gallons of water through the water dispenser to purge air and residue.

  10. Reset the water filter replacement reminder light.

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