Water Filter Size for a Frigidaire

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Frigidaire refrigerators use several types of filters, depending on the model and age of the particular unit. Higher capacity refrigerator models tend to have larger water filters; smaller, more basic models have less bulky, streamlined filters. The size and shape of your Frigidaire refrigerator water filter is designed to fit the size constraints and water usage levels of your particular model.

Frigidaire Refrigerator Water Filter Types

  • The water filter in your Frigidaire refrigerator should be changed once every six months on average. Should you forget how long it has been, the refrigerator is equipped with warning light to indicate when the time has come. The filters used in Frigidaire refrigerators are PureSource, 2, 3 or PLUS, depending on the Frigidaire model you have. PureSource standard, 3 and PureSource PLUS filters are cylindrical in shape. The PureSource 2 is rectangular with a large plastic plate at the bottom end; it has two tubes projecting from the top end. The PureSource Ultra is cylindrical in shape, but it's slimmer than the rest, with two tubes projecting from its top end.

Use the Proper Size Replacement Filter

  • To change your Frigidaire refrigerator water filter, first locate it inside the fresh food compartment on the right. Turn off the ice maker; use your hand to press against the front of the filter cartridge. The spring release ejects your old filter and prepares the chamber to receive a new filter. Examine your old filter to determine what model and size it is. Purchase a replacement filter of the same size and specifications. Several Frigidaire filter types are similar in appearance and size, so take extra care to install the right one. Check that the new filter is facing in the same direction that the old one was; slide it into the receptacle. Press the filter until you hear a click and feel it lock into place.

Filter Function

  • PureSource refrigerator water filters of all sizes clean contaminants and minerals from your water supply. Pure Source water filters remove heavy metals like lead and mercury; they also remove over 98 percent of class 1 and class 3 particulates. According to Frigidaire, PureSource water filters also improve the taste and clarity of water. They filter out a high percentage of herbicides, Alachlor, Ataraxine and Toxaphine. Although there are differences in size and shape, all of Frigidaire's PureSource water filters maintain the same water cleanliness standards.

How to Order a New Filter of Any Size

  • To order new water filters of any size for your Frigidaire refrigerator, washing machine or dishwasher, contact Frigidaire directly at 877-808-4195. Alternatively, visit a local Frigidaire authorized dealer. PureSource water filters can also be ordered online through the Frigidaire website; if your prefer, they can be delivered according to a regular schedule so you are never without a new filter when the time comes to change them.

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