Fridge filters--must they come from manufacturer?

breezygirlJune 4, 2012

Forgive me if this is a really silly question. I've never owned a fridge hooked up to plumbing before.

My built-in KA KBLC36FTS04 has an internal ice maker with filter. Being ever so helpful, the fridge has been telling me for weeks that I need to replace the filter. Must I order the filter through KA or can I order it cheaper from another source? If not from KA, where might you suggest?

Thank you.

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Check prices on online (e.g.,, or other outfits you trust). The important thing is that the filter you get needs to be the right one (shape, size, model #; whatever) for the exact fridge you have, so that it fits and works and stuff. My filter (for a Samsung fridge) just screws in like a car's oil filter, only easier.

Its certainly worth checking online retailers for a better deal than you'll get at the local stores or through KA. But look for the filter made for the fridge you have, most likely by KA.

    Bookmark   June 4, 2012 at 6:03PM
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I've ordered from these websites in the past. They used to offer six-packs which gave you an even bigger discount but now they only seem to offer 2-packs. There are probably other websites as well. The ones I bought were authentic Whirlpool/KA filters. As chac_mool said, make sure you get the correct one.

    Bookmark   June 4, 2012 at 6:25PM
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Try a Google search.
I've replaced my Samsung CD/FD water filter with an aftermarket unit for almost 1/2 the price and have suffered no consequence.
My sympathies for your recent loss.


    Bookmark   June 4, 2012 at 6:44PM
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