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How to Use and Install the Air Filter

What does the Air Filter do?

An air filter is 15 times more powerful than baking soda at reducing common food odors inside the refrigerator. On some models, your refrigerator's accessory packet includes an air filter, which must be installed prior to use. The air filter is located on the rear wall near the top of the refrigerator compartment. 

Air filters are available at some retailers, including Amazon.

How do you install the Air Filter?

Type 1

NOTE: The air filter is located behind the blue LED-lighted vent cover, located on the rear wall near the middle of the refrigerator.

  1. Remove the air filter from its packaging.
  2. Pull out plastic cover over the vented cover. When cover is removed for the first time, a small foam part the size of the filter will need to be discarded.
  3. Snap the filter into place

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Type 2

Install the air filter behind the vented door, located on the rear wall near the top of the refrigerator compartment.

  1. Remove the air filter from its packaging.
  2. Lift open the vented door.
  3. Snap the filter into place.

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How do you install the Filter Status Indicator?

The filter comes with a status indicator, which should be activated and installed at the same time the air filter is installed.

  1. Place the indicator face-down on a firm, flat surface.
  2. Apply pressure to the bubble on the back of the indicator until the bubble pops to activate the indicator.
  3. Lift open the vented air filter door. On some models, there are notches behind the door.
     

Models with Notches:

  1. With the indicator screen facing outward, slide the indicator down into the notches. If the indicator will not easily slide into the notches if the bubble has not been popped.
  2. Close the air filter door, and check that the indicator is visible through the window in the door.

Models without Notches:

  1. Place the indicator somewhere it is easily visible - either inside the refrigerator, or elsewhere in your kitchen or home.

 

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