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Old 04-27-2011, 08:20 PM   #1
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I've connected the supply to my fridge to our RO system. We maintain the RO filter for the house as specified by the manufacturer. Our Samsung fridge is passive-aggressively insisting that we change the internal fridge filter by lighting up the 'filter' light.

My thought is that since we already filter the water we shouldn't need to change the fridge filter. Is this faulty? I know how to reset the light, but I would love a little validation or correction.

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Old 04-27-2011, 09:03 PM   #2
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Hi Leah,

We have the same situation at home (whole house filtration + fridge filter) and I removed the filter the day the fridge came home. Our fridge has an automatic bypass if there's no filter and therefore have no concerns at all about water quality, etc... We've been running it now for about 16 mos. and have not had any problems.

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there is no reason to replace your filter if you have an RO system, just continue to reset the idiot light.
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Not that I ever anthropomorphize my appliances..... but I just want to yell at the fridge. I KNOW you don't REALLY NEED a filter change, so STOP asking for one!
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now Leah, even our appliances need a little lovin now and again
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now Leah, even our appliances need a little lovin now and again
So, because I was taking care of a bunch of other stuff I didn't re-set the filter light. And today the fridge took it to another level. The 'filter' light went from purple to red to show me how pissed it was. Sheesh. Even my appliances are mad at me.
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Do I really need to change the filter in my fridge

It has to want to change. All you can do is help and support it
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It has to want to change. All you can do is help and support it
you're right. The first step is admitting you have a problem.....
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If your fridge doesn't have a bypass I would get creative and hollow out the filter. It should not only speed up "supply" but I'm not so sure I would want the old filter in there for years and years.
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Hum, never changed ours.

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