Do GE water filters expire?

How long do GE fridge filters last?

A GE Refrigerator Water Filter cartridge should be replaced:

Every 6 months or if the refrigerator has not been used for more than two weeks. If you notice the flow of water decreasing or strange tastes in the water or ice it should replaced.

Do water filter cartridges have a use by date?

The only thing stamped on the box is “U40 2204 2312”, which, if it is a date, is 300 years hence! The cartridges are individually wrapped inside the box, and each one is due to last for at least 8 weeks – though many people claim to have used them for longer.

How often should I replace my GE water filter?

The water filter in your refrigerator should be replaced every six (6) months or after every 200 gallons of dispensed water. The filter should be replaced more frequently if the flow of water to the icemaker or dispenser decreases.

How long do water filters really last?

As a general rule, many water filters last anywhere from 6-12 months before they need to be replaced.

How long can water filters be stored?

Generally, the manufacture suggests storing the unused water filter for six months to 12 months. Storing the water filter for more than one year is not recommended as the internal compartment may become harmful as the bacteria may get developed. You will also experience the decay of the membrane used in the filter.

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How do you know if your refrigerator water filter is bad?

Signs a Refrigerator Water Filter Needs to be Replaced

  1. water tastes like tap.
  2. ice tastes bad.
  3. water or ice smells bad.
  4. water pressure from the dispenser is low.
  5. water filter alert beeps or changes color.

Can I use my GE refrigerator without a water filter?

Your GE refrigerator will not make ice or dispense water if there is no filter or if the filter needs to be replaced. You can install a filter bypass plug to keep the water flowing in your refrigerator or when your home is equipped with a reverse osmosis water-treatment system.