About the GE® RPWF water filter cartridge.
Water Filter Cartridge
The water filter cartridge is located in one of the following places:
Bottom-freezer (BF) refrigerators:
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left-hand fresh food door.
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When to replace the filter cartridge
The filter cartridge should be replaced every six months or earlier
if the flow of water to the dispenser or icemaker decreases.
Touch Screen Models: A filter status message will appear on the
screen when the water filter needs to be replaced. The filter status
message must be reset manually.
The "Water Filter: Replace" status message can be reset by
entering the Settings menu from the home screen. Then, select
the Water Filter menu and press the RESET button. This will reset
the filter status.
Non-touch Screen Models: A filter indicator light (or message)
will illuminate on the screen when the water filter needs to be
replaced. This light must be reset by pressing and holding the
Reset Filter button for three seconds.
The filter cartridge has a maximum life of six months and
should be replaced when indicated by the filter indicator on the
refrigerator, or sooner if a significant reduction in flow occurs.
Removing the filter cartridge
To replace the filter, first remove the old cartridge by opening
the filter door and pulling on the bottom of the cartridge to allow
it to swing outward. When the cartridge can no longer swing,
gently pull to unseat it from the cartridge holder. DO NOT TWIST
CARTIDGE. A small amount of water may drip out.
Installing the Filter Cartridge
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is fully seated.
To reduce the risk associated with choking, do not allow children under 3 years of age to have access to
small parts during the installation of this product. The disposable filter cartridge should be replaced every
6 months at the rated capacity, or sooner if a noticeable reduction in flow rate occurs.
For the maximum benefit of your filtration system, GE recommends the use of GE-branded filters only. Using GE-branded filters in GE
refrigerators provides optimal performance and reliability. GE filters meet rigorous industry NSF standards for safety
and quality that are important for products that are filtering your water. GE has not qualified non-GE-branded filters for use in GE and
Hotpoint refrigerators and there is no assurance that non-GE-branded filters meet GE's standards for quality, performance and reliability.
If you have questions, or to order additional filter cartridges, visit our website at www.geapplianceparts.com or call
GE Parts and Accessories, 800.626.2002.
Customers in Canada should consult the yellow pages for the nearest Camco Service Center.
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is fully seated in the holder, gently
swing the filter inward until it is in a
vertical position. If filter will not swing
easily, check to ensure filter is properly
aligned and fully seated within the
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water dispenser (about 5 minutes) to
remove air from the system. A newly
installed filter cartridge will cause
water to spurt from the dispenser. Use
a large pitcher or sports bottle to catch
the water spray. DO NOT use the hot
water dispenser or hands-free auto-fill
(some models) until all air is removed
from the system.
4. Reset Filter Status message
Touch Screen Models: Access RESET button through the Water
Non-touch Screen Models: Press and hold the Reset Filter button
for three seconds.
WARNING Using the hot water dispenser prior to purging air
from the system may result in spurting of hot water and lead
to hot water scalding. Follow the instructions above to purge all air
from the system through the cold water dispenser prior to using the
hot water dispenser.
Note: It is normal for water to appear discolored during the initial
system flush. Water color will return to normal after first few minutes
Filter Bypass Plug
To reduce the risk of property damage due to water leakage, you
MUST use the filter bypass plug when a replacement filter cartridge
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is not available. The dispenser and icemaker will not operate without
either the filter or bypass plug installed. The bypass plug is installed
in the same way as a filter cartridge.
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