Refrigerator maintenance may be simple, but the ripple effects can be significant. For example, when you forget to change your Maytag refrigerator water filter, you’ll start to notice some foul play. Water begins to taste funky, ice tastes bad, and even the dispenser starts to slow down.

Maintenance 101:
When to Change Your Maytag Refrigerator Water Filter

Having a clean water filter is imperative to refrigerator and ice maker performance. This one step keeps water pure, ice tasty, and you happy! So if you’re wondering when to change your Maytag refrigerator water filter, we’ve got you covered.

How Often to Change Your Maytag Refrigerator Water Filter

The most important thing to know is when to change a Maytag refrigerator water filter. We recommend changing your water filter every 6 months with normal usage. Although, if your refrigerator water is in high demand all the time, you may find that you need to change it more frequently to ensure the purest water quality.

Signs You Need to Change Your Maytag Water Filter

There are ways to tell that it’s time to replace Maytag refrigerator water filters. Your water filtration system is a major player in the refrigeration system and therefore can make other components not play nice. We want the whole refrigeration system working together for optimal efficiency. Here are signs you need to change your filter:

  • water smells bad
  • water tastes bad or like tap water
  • ice tastes like tap
  • ice smells bad
  • low water dispenser pressure
  • refrigerator won’t make ice
when to change a maytag refrigerator water filter

Image from Maytag

 

How to Change Maytag Refrigerator Water Filter

So you’ve determined the time has come to change the filter. Now what? We’ll show you how to change Maytag refrigerator water filters like a boss. Follow these instructions according to your filter type.

Upper Right Corner Filter

  1. Locate the filter in the top right corner inside the fridge.
  2. For the outward-facing tab – push the tab and pull the cover down. For the bottom tab – pull forward on the small cover lever and then pull the cover down.
  3. Twist filter counterclockwise (to the left) and pull. Note: If this is the first filter installation, remove the cap inside the filter opening by turning it counterclockwise and pulling it out.
  4. Line up the new filter with the grooves, insert and turn clockwise.
  5. Push up on the filter to lock it in place.
  6. Run 4 gallons of water through the line and discard the water to flush the new filter before usage.

how to change maytag refrigerator water filter

Base Grille Filter

  1. Locate the filter in the front of the base grille.
  2. Twist the cap counterclockwise until the handle is verticle and pull straight out.
  3. Remove the filter cap and set it aside.
  4. Discard the old filter.
  5. Open the new filter, remove the protective coverings, and slide the cap onto the new filter.
  6. Inset the new filter by aligning the cap handle vertically and push the filter in completely.
  7. Rotate the filter cap clockwise until it is horizontal to lock it in place.
  8. Run 4 gallons of water through the line and discard the water to flush the new filter before usage.

replace Maytag refrigerator water filter

Contact Sharper Service Solutions when you need refrigerator repair or service to ensure your fridge operates at maximum efficiency. Our friendly technicians are at your service!