Should I believe my refrigerator?
September 9, 2006 2:03 PM Subscribe
Should I believe my refrigerator? I have a refrigerator with a water tap and ice maker. It has a filter that costs about $50 to replace. The filter directions say to do so at least every six months. And a light saying it's time to replace it comes on in about six months.
posted by rabbus to home & garden (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I use this water, but not a lot. Does anybody know if it is ok to simply change it once a year? And whether the light is simply a six month clock or actually measures something like water flow or filter degradation? I'm tempted to just go by taste, but then I noted in one metafilter discussion
someone suggested that for sink type water filters, bacteria starts growing on them in a few weeks.... And, while we're at it, I also use a Pur pitcher filter, that has a little orange thingy that moves around a slot until the filter is expired. And I dutifully replace it then. Is this necessary, or can I just go by taste here too. My tap water is perfectly safe and clean, a little high on minerals and doesn't taste as good as the filtered water. Thanks.