A Maytag refrigerator water filter is designed to purify the water coming out of your refrigerator.
In fact, all Maytag refrigerator water filters are NSF certified to reduce sediments, lead, mercury,chlorine, bad taste and bad odor.
Some people have attributed Maytag's good performance to their affiliation with Whirlpool. Maytag is a subsidiary of the Whirlpool brand and Whirlpool is known worldwide for their home appliances.
Nonetheless, let us take a look at the key features that all Maytag filters share.
Key Features Of Maytag Refrigerator Filters
Consumers love Maytag water filters because they can be used in various refrigerator brands such as Amana, Whirlpool and JennAir. Not only can they be used in several brands but different types of refrigerators such as French door, side by side, top freezer and bottom freezer.
No matter what type of refrigerator you have, Maytag has a refrigerator water filter for you.
Ensure that you search for the correct model Maytag fridge filter to know if it is compatible with your refrigerator.
If you want to locate your brand refrigerator can support a Maytag water filter, a quick google search will answer your question.
Just simply type in the brand refrigerator that you have at the beginning of the search field and then "Maytag refrigerator filter" at the end.
When you are buying Maytag refrigerator water filters, it is better to buy them in packs of twos or threes. When you purchase two or three, they work out cheaper. Then there is the fact that when you buy 2 or 3 at a time there is no need to buy any more for another 2 to 3 years.
Using a Maytag fridge filter eliminates the need to buy bottled water, which is more expensive. The refrigerator water filter is much cheaper per gallon and it won’t pollute the environment like the plastic bottles.
Even though the filters should be replaced every 6 months, they can last longer or shorter.
If you drink a lot of water or your water quality is poor, you may have to change your filter sooner.
On the other hand, if your water quality is good or you don’t consume a lot of water, then your Maytag filter can last over a year. That is because some Maytag refrigerator water filters can last up to 750 gallons and if you consume 2 gallons of water a day then the filter will last over a year.
When it is time to change the filter cartridge, you don't have to worry. Changing the filter cartridge is very easy and only takes a few minutes.
Installing A Maytag Refrigerator Water Filter
Maytag refrigerator water filters are very easy to install. To make the process even easier let us look at how to install the different types of Maytag refrigerator filters.
Please remember to flush the filter after you install it.
French Door/ Bottom Mount Freezer
The filter cartridge for this type of refrigerator is located at the right hand corner of the fresh food compartment.
Remove the old filter by pushing or pulling the cover. If it’s a push, it will be written on the cover, if not, it’s a pull.
If it’s a pull, gently pull the cover towards you. If it’s a push, push in and down.
Turn the filter anticlockwise until the filter is removed. Drain the water from the filter.
Insert new filter by turning the filter clockwise until you hear a "snap" sound.
To make the steps easier, here is a video demonstration.
Quarter Turn Filter
This filter is located in the base grille.
Rotate the cap anticlockwise and pull.
Carefully remove the filter cap and set it aside. The cap will be needed to install the new filter.
Remove the O-rings from the new filter and place the cap on it.
Install the new filter by turning it clockwise until you hear a snap sound.
Here is another video. Watch carefully.
Push Button Filter
Like the Quarter turn filter, this filter is located in the base grille.
Remove the filter by pressing the eject button, turning anti-clockwise and then pulling.
Take packaging off of new filter as well as the O-rings.
Ensure that the filter is in line with the area where the filter will be installed.
Turn clockwise until you hear the "snap" sound.
Then you push the filter into the base grille until the "eject" button is out in its original place.
A Maytag fridge filter indicator will not reset automatically.
After you change a Maytag refrigerator water filter, you must reset the filter change indicator by simultaneously pressing and holding the "light" and "lock" buttons.
Brief Review Of Maytag's Top Two (2) Refrigerator Water Filters
This refrigerator water filter can be used in Maytag, Whirlpool, Amana and Jenn Air refrigerators.
It has a 750 gallons capacity which is suitable for a family of four. This filter should generally last 3 to 6 months but it can lasts longer based on how many gallons of water your household consumes.
If you only drink one gallon of water a day, this filter can last for 2 years.
Your water will taste better and be healthier because the filter reduces cysts, chlorine's taste and odor, particulates, lead, mercury and more.
The cost for this refrigerator water filter ranges from $27 to $40.
This filter should also be changed every 6 months. You may have to change it sooner if your water quality is poor or if you drink a lot of water.
Changing this refrigerator water filter is also easy. A simple turn and twist and the filter is removed. Then a push and twist and it is installed.
This filter cartridge cost about $40 online. You will find that it may be a bit expensive being that the capacity is smaller than an under sink water filter, yet it is more expensive than an under sink replacement cartridge.
A good feature about this fridge filter is that you will almost immediately taste the difference in your water and your ice. No more chlorine taste and bad odour.
The Maytag UKF7003AXX can be found at all major stores such as LOWES, Wal-Mart and Home Depot.
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