February 24, 2021

What type of water filter is in your Electrolux refrigerator?

By Sears PartsDirect staff
Types of Electrolux refrigerator water filters.
Types of Electrolux refrigerator water filters.

See how easy it is to replace the water filter on your Electrolux refrigerator. Replace your fridge’s water filter every 6 months to ensure the refrigerator's ice and water is contaminant and odor free; replace it more frequently if you notice the water flow slowing. If you’re having problems removing your old filter or installing the new one, check out our video on water filter replacement tips.

If your refrigerator doesn't have a built-in water filter, you can install one on the water line behind the refrigerator. Our 2 most popular inline water filters are 3844609 and 3844709. And if you already have an inline filter, we can show you how to replace it.

Need DIY repair advice to fix a problem with your refrigerator? Check out our refrigerator repair help page for symptoms and troubleshooting tips, error codes and repair guides.

Symptoms common to all refrigerators

Choose a symptom to see related refrigerator repairs.

Main causes: water valve leaking, frozen or broken defrost drain tube, overflowing drain pan, cracked water system tubing, leaking door seal
Main causes: blocked vents, defrost system problems, evaporator fan failure, dirty condenser coils, bad sensors, condenser fan not working
Main causes: jammed ice cubes, broken ice maker assembly, dirty water filter, kinked water line, bad water valve, freezer not cold enough
Main causes: damaged door seal, faulty defrost sensor or bi-metal thermostat, broken defrost heater, bad defrost timer or control board
Main causes: leaky door gasket, defrost system failure, evaporator fan not running, dirty condenser coils, condenser fan not running
Things to do: clean condenser coils, replace the water filter, clean the interior, adjust doors to prevent air leaks, clean the drain pan
Main causes: control board or cold control failure, broken compressor start relay, compressor motor failure, defrost timer problems
Main causes: blocked air vents, compressor problems, condenser or evaporator fan not working, control system failure, sensor problems

Repair guides common to all refrigerators

These step-by-step repair guides will help you safely fix what’s broken on your refrigerator.

July 20, 2015
By Lyle Weischwill
How to clean refrigerator condenser coils

Help your refrigerator run more efficiently by cleaning the condenser coils. It's easy and takes just a few minutes.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 15 minutes or less
July 20, 2015
By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace a refrigerator water valve

Replace the water valve that feeds water to the ice maker and water dispenser if it no longer controls the flow of water.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 15 minutes or less
How to replace a refrigerator temperature control board

If the temperature in your refrigerator doesn't match the temperature you set, the problem could be the temperature control board—a service technician can give you a definite diagnosis. If the board is at fault, follow these steps to replace it yourself.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 30 minutes or less

Articles and videos common to all refrigerators

Use the advice and tips in these articles and videos to get the most out of your refrigerator.

January 8, 2015

New refrigerator noises

By Sears PartsDirect staff

Find out about the new refrigerator sounds you might not be aware of.

January 6, 2015

How a refrigerator works

By Sears PartsDirect staff

See how the different components in your refrigerator work together to cool your food.

July 1, 2013

Refrigerator common questions

By Sears PartsDirect staff

Benefit from other people's experience by checking on these frequently asked questions about refrigerators.