To replace the water filter in your LG refrigerator, follow these simple steps:
1. Locate the water filter: The water filter is usually located inside the refrigerator, either in the upper right corner of the fresh food compartment or behind the grille at the bottom of the refrigerator.
2. Turn off the water supply: Before replacing the filter, it’s important to turn off the water supply to prevent any leaks. Look for the water shut-off valve behind the refrigerator or under the sink and turn it off.
3. Remove the old filter: Once the water supply is turned off, open the filter cover and twist the old filter counterclockwise to remove it. Be cautious as some water may spill out, so it’s a good idea to have a towel handy.
4. Prepare the new filter: Take the new water filter out of its packaging and remove any protective caps or seals. Some filters may require soaking in water for a few minutes before installation, so check the instructions provided with the filter.
5. Install the new filter: Insert the new filter into the filter housing and twist it clockwise until it locks into place. Make sure it is securely installed to prevent any leaks.
6. Reset the filter indicator: If your LG refrigerator has a filter indicator light, press and hold the reset button for a few seconds to reset it. This will ensure accurate monitoring of the filter’s lifespan.
7. Turn on the water supply: Once the new filter is installed and the indicator is reset, turn on the water supply by reopening the shut-off valve.
8. Flush the system: To remove any air or impurities from the new filter, dispense and discard several glasses of water through the refrigerator’s water dispenser. This will ensure clean and fresh-tasting water.
9. Check for leaks: After flushing the system, inspect the area around the filter for any leaks. If you notice any leaks, make sure the filter is properly installed or consider contacting LG customer support for assistance.
Remember to replace your LG refrigerator water filter every six months or as recommended by the manufacturer to maintain optimal water quality.