We all know how incredibly convenient it is to have constant access to fresh, clean water and ice from a refrigerator. Your GE Monogram Refrigerator water filter removes minerals and other impurities to continually deliver clean and clear water for your household.

GE Monogram Refrigerators are a marvel in modern-day appliance technology. It’s hard to imagine not using features like water dispensers and automatic ice makers every day. So what do you need to know about GE Monogram water filters? It’s important to know when and how to change the filter to ensure the health and functionality of your refrigerator’s water system.

The Ultimate GE Monogram Refrigerator
Water Filter Guide

When to Change Your GE Monogram Water Filter

The frequency in changing your GE Monogram water filter depends on how often you use the water dispenser and ice maker. However, on average, you should replace it every six months. Just like most water filters, refrigerator water filters become less efficient as they fill with minerals and other impurities.

Over time, refrigerator water filters get clogged and restrict water flow to your water dispenser and ice maker. Consequently, this leads to problems like your ice maker not working and smelly ice cubes and water. As these are undesirable problems, we recommend you add replacing the water filter in your GE Monogram Refrigerator to your list of refrigerator maintenance tasks.

GE Monogram Refrigerator water filter

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How to Change Your GE Monogram Refrigerator Water Filter

For side by side, bottom mount, and single door freezer models follow these step-by-step GE Refrigerator filter replacement instructions:

#2. Locate the Water Filter. Open the compartment at the top of your refrigerator. The water filter is located in front.

Locate the Water Filter

#2. Remove the Water Filter. Turn the water filter counterclockwise until it comes out. Don’t pull on the filter. It will come out easily after a quarter of a turn.

remove the water filter

#3. Install a New Water Filter. Insert the new GE Monogram Refrigerator water filter and turn it clockwise until it locks into place. Do not push or overtighten the filter.

Install a New Water Filter

How to Change Your GE Monogram Refrigerator Bypass Plug

If you have a household reverse osmosis water system or other housewide water filtration system, you’ll need to use a bypass plug. The bypass plug replaces the water filter since your water is already filtered. GE Monogram Refrigerator water dispensers and ice makers cannot function without this part or a water filter.

Refrigerator Bypass Plug

To install the bypass plug, use the same steps as replacing the water filter. Simply insert the plug and turn it clockwise until it locks into place. Be sure that you don’t tighten the plug too tight.

Note: Your refrigerator should have included the bypass plug when you purchased it. However, if you don’t have the part, you can order it online here.

If you’re experiencing bigger problems than an old water filter, call Tiger Mechanical today for refrigerator repair services.