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EveryDrop Water Filter Questions

EveryDrop Water Filter Questions

How do I know which advanced EveryDrop® Ice & Water refrigerator filter fits my needs?

Download your EveryDrop® Water Filter guide here, or use the Filter Finder tool. 

How frequently should I change my water filter?

For clean, fresh-tasting water, Whirlpool recommends replacing your water filter every 6 months. Depending on your usage and water quality, it may need to be changed more frequently.

Do I need to flush the water line? 

Yes, it is recommended that the water system be flushed after the filter has been replaced. This removes air from the system and helps to prevent the dispenser from dripping. 

  • Press and hold the dispenser for 5 seconds using a cup, then release for 5 seconds.
  • Repeat until water flows, and then continue for an additional 2 minutes.
  • If your dispenser drips, do this again to flush air that enters the system from the water supply.
Do water filters expire?

Water filters do not have an expiration date. Feel free to store multiple replacement filters in your home for cost savings and easy replacement.

How are EveryDrop® water filters tested? 

While no federal regulations exist for residential water treatment filters, purifiers, and reverse osmosis systems, voluntary national standards and National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) protocols have been developed that establish minimum requirements for the safety and performance of these products to treat drinking water. 

EveryDrop® water filters are tested according to NSF/ANSI Standards 42, 53, 401, and CSA 483.1 for reducing the substances listed on the performance data sheets. The concentration of the indicated substances in water entering the system was reduced to a concentration less than or equal to the permissible limit for water leaving the system, as specified in NSF/ANSI Standards 42, 53, 401, and CSA 483.

CLICK HERE for a list of all Performance Data Sheets

CLICK HERE to learn more about NSF testing 

What does PID stand for?

PID stands for "Performance Indicator Device," or the water filter indicator light found on the refrigerator. The NSF uses this indicator to test the life of the water filter. Refrigerators with a PID will receive a notification (the filter light will illuminate) once the customer has used 200 gallons of water. Refrigerators without a PID will be alerted at 100 gallons. 

Do more with fresh, filtered water

Our convenient water filters reduce contaminants to provide refreshing hydration and limitless inspiration—right from your refrigerator. To purchase an EveryDropTM water filter, visit your local retailer or visit EveryDrop online.

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