How often should I change the water filter in my Samsung refrigerator?

You should change the filter when the Filter Indicator light turns red (see the picture of the control panel below). Usually this happens about every 6 monthsThe filter Indicator will be Blue when you initially insert the water filter.


The filter Indicator will be purple when you have used your water filter for 5 months.


The filter Indicator will be Red when you have used your water filter for 6 months.

Filter indicator and ice type and filter change button are highlighted in blue from menu in the refrigerator

If you change the filter, press the Ice Type / Filter Change button for 3 seconds to reset the filter schedule.


When you do not want to use the water filter, press the Ice Type button for more than 5 seconds, the Filter Indicator and the Filter Change display will be switched off.



How do I find out which replacement filter part to buy?

2 Hover over the Fridge/Freezer tab at the top of the page then click on Water Filter.
3 Choose the model code of your refrigerator from the list on the left side of the screen or click on Choose your model number. The filter needed for your unit will be displayed.

How do I change the filter?

Filter indicator icon is displayed

The Filter light turns red to let you know when it is time to change your water filter cartridge. To give you time to get a new filter the red light comes on just before the capacity of the current filter runs out. Follow these steps to change the water filter. 

1 Shut off the water supply. Then turn the water filter ( 1 ) about 1/4 turn anti-clockwise.
2 Pull the water filter ( 1 ) from the case filter ( 2 ).
Turn water filter about 1/4 anti-clockwise direction and pulling water filter from the case filter

To change the water filter more easily shut off the water supply valve. Sometimes it is hard to disassemble the water filter because impurities in the water cause it to stick. If you are having difficulty grip the water filter firmly and pull it hard.

When you pull the water filter a little water can leak from the opening. This is normal. To minimize the water leaks keep the filter cartridge horizontal when you pull it. To prevent overflow empty the water tray filter ( 3 ) and dry around of case filter ( 2 ).

Empty the water tray filter and dry around the case filter
3 Insert the new filter into the filter case ( 4 ).
4 Push the filter and then turn it clockwise until it locks.

 Shut off the water supply valve if the water pressure is too great. The locked symbol should be lined up with the indicator line.

Shut off the water supply valve
5 Press the Alarm/hold 3 sec for Filter reset button for about 3 seconds to reset the water filter. The colour of the indicator will change from red to blue, green or yellow.
Turn on the water supply
6 Make sure you've turned the water supply back on (if you previously turned it off).

 For a replacement water filter you can check online or contact the Samsung Parts distributor. Be sure the replacement water filter has the SAMSUNG logo on the box and on the water filter.

Check your user manual for more information


For more information check the installation guide that came with your refrigerator. Online copies of the user manual and other documents can be downloaded by following these steps:

2 Enter the model number of your product in the search box and then click on the SEARCH button or select your product's type and sub-type from the drop-down boxes and then select your product's model number from the list below.
How to find your product manual

(Click Next beneath the list of model numbers if your product's model number hasn't appeared in the list after selecting its type and sub-type. Click Need help finding your model number? to get help locating the model number on your product).

3 Click the Manuals & Downloads button.
4 Click Manuals.
5 Click the file icon next to a document's description to begin downloading that document. (You may have a choice of file icons, which will download or open the document for viewing in a different application). The most recent documents are at the top of the list.

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