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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It just works.

    Posted
    Datwungai
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    Tried to keep it short. I failed. I read all the reviews and specs of many filters and decided to continue buying genuine Samsung filters. I didn't have to modify the 'teeth' to fit in my fridge. It just worked like the ones I was buying from Lowe's or Home Depot. Getting them from Best Buy means points and $10 savings by getting a subscription. Thanks for catching up with the rest of the commodity e-tailers. Why genuine Samsung: We were really tired of spending $50 every six months. One year we bought two so it didn't feel so bad replacing the second one. So we started looking for cheaper replacements. I'll save you the details and give you the bottom line: Samsung's filters filter out more harmful stuff than the cheaper ones. The cheap ones only filter out 'taste' and one even claims to not filter out "helpful nutrients" so you feel good about buying it. What they mean is IRON because they don't filter out diddly but chlorine and large contaminates. We get our water from a well and have a Whole-House filter right at the pump. The genuine fridge filters filter out a lot of bacteria, microbes, metals and yes, Iron. Our water is triple-filtered (Earth>well filter>fridge filter) so it's pretty safe, and this is safer. But if I lived where I had to use "city water," I'd want to protect myself after hearing of so many municipalities’ water systems failing suddenly and large communities being told not to drink the water for the foreseeable future. Don't let your child be the first symptom to your city's water problems.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Performs as Expected, a Little Expensive

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    GuildWarrior
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    This filter performs as expected based on the specs of the refrigerator and the filter. It's easy to install, although if you are short you are going to have a hard time reaching the back of the fridge in the upper right (if your filter unit is in the same place mine is). Two things I don't like is that when you remove the filter a fair amount of water will spill into the fridge and need to be cleaned up and when first installing a new filter you will need to flush two gallons of water through. This seems pretty standard though as far as filters go. I also have a PUR filter installed on my kitchen sink faucet. I had the water tested from that along with water from the Samsung fridge. The quality was nearly identical with the PUR filter actually doing slightly better. It makes me wonder why I continue to use the fridge, but the main reason I think is because the water coming out of the fridge is much cooler than the faucet. If it wasn't I probably wouldn't use my Samsung fridge for water at all.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great product but expensive

    Posted
    Pronto
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    If you have a water dispenser in your Samsung refrigerator, you have 3 choice when it comes to filters. You can go without, you can purchase Samsung's replacement filter or you can buy an aftermarket product. Of course you could go with an alternative filter device like a Brita or a reverse osmosis device. Because we were unable to find any test results for the aftermarket product, we opted for the Samsung branded product which is at a 2-3x price of an aftermarket filter. If you follow the suggested 6 month replacement interval your paying about $100 a year for the filters. The Samsung product seem to work well when removing chlorine and other objectionable tastes. However, since I don't have a lab at my disposal, I don't know how effective it is at eliminating harmful chemicals.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Tricky Installation

    Posted
    sspeace999
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    When the existing filter cartridge is removed, it should be turned ALL THE WAY around and in the direction indicated. Then let the existing filter cartridge drop down. This will ensure that the locking mechanism inside the fridge is in the fully unlocked position so the New Filter Cartridge can be inserted fully. When the existing Filter Cartridge is turned partially, it will tend to drop down. However, the locking mechanism inside the fridge will NOT be in the fully unlocked position. In this condition when the New Filter Cartridge is inserted, it will NOT go in all the way and can’t be turned and locked.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Never had a problem with this product

    Posted
    woodstock
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    We have been using these filters from the time we bought our refrigerator. They are easy to install and remove. It takes a little strength to turn the filter. Turn them slowly. Make sure you put a towel under the old one before you remove it as there will be a small amount of water dripping as it unseals. When you install the new one, make sure you turn it far enough so it seals. You will hear a sound when that happens. It's a bit of an effort to run enough water through the filter after installing before you use it, but it's important . Also search online for this type of filter. You can find cheaper prices.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Does not fit

    Posted
    UnhappyCustomer
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    I bought this OEM refridgerator filter for my Samsung refridgerator, it was the correct model# for this fridge but would fit in the housing. I tried to install it several ways, I did not want to break the housing, so I tried to return the filter to purchase a insigna brand filter that fits fine with no issues but was told they would not take back the Samsung filter because it was opened. I feel that spending $55.00 on an OEM product it should fit. There is obviously an issue with the Samsung filter because it will not engage and lock into place.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Is it worth the cost?

    Posted
    KLEN21
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    Heck if I can claim to be an expert on water filters for refrigerators. When it was time to replace my old filter, I searched for option. Samsung put out its own replacement, and I found a more generic brand for a lot cheaper. I have never tested the content of the water coming out of the fridge using different water filters. Nor have I compared the taste of the water using different water filters. (I have well water.) So, the question became would I pay more for a water filter designed by Samsung or pay less for a water filter made by someone else. I felt more comfortable buying one from Samsung. I've been happy with it so far.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So Simple

    Posted
    classact531

    5.5 months after purchasing the Samsung refridgerator, the water light display turned pink and I needed to change the water filter. I ordered online, picked it up at the store and drove home. I dreaded the possible issues and it sat on my kitchen table for days. When the display turned bright red I knew time was up and I set about the task. 1-clear some shelf space,2-put down a paper towel,3-pull off the old and slip on the new....who knew it could be soooo simple? Chalk it up to another great feature of this Samsung-what a terrific purchase!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Why so expensive?

    Posted
    Pat17

    This filter is nice beacuse you replace the whole can. It comes with month stickers so if you dont want to rely on the display to keep track of it you can just slap a month sticker right on the thing. However you can buy alot of bottled water and bagged ice for the price of this thing. It just seems that as many of these filters that samsung must make that there could be a cheaper price on them. But if you dont have it, the water isnt that good. So what can you do. I think best buy should put a filter price right on the fridges in the store so you know ahead of time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good taste, somewhat difficult installation

    Posted
    Ultrameyda
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    So this filter gives the water a better taste than the generics, in my opinion. Some people won't be able to tell. A few things keep it from 5 stars - it's expensive, and its a bit tough to screw in to the housing in the fridge. I usually have to take a file and file down a little bit of plastic to get it in right. Not a huge deal, but someone using this for the first time may be frustrated if they didn't know.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Seems excessively expensive

    Posted
    viper7747
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    This filter needs to be replaced every 6-8 months. It costs $50. If you replace it 30 times over the life of your refrigerator, you end up paying for the refrigerator twice based on a $1500 refrigerator cost! Seems expensive for such a small relatively simple apparatus. It shouldn't cost any more than an oil filter for your car, i.e. $8. Next time I'm going to insist on getting a refrigerator without water dispensing. Also, the ice maker doesn't work properly and is not repairable. So much for Samsung.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Filter System

    Posted
    larryk2010

    The Samsung Filter for the side by side Samsung Refrigerator is excellent and easy to replace and install. Even I could do it!. The reminder system to replace your filter is unique. The replacement item seems to be a bit pricey. Apparently Best Buy has sold a number of the side by sides and has a difficult time stocking a sufficient supply. Both times that I have needed a new filter the waiting time has been approximately two months. Delivery to my Best Buy Store has been flawless once the distribution center re-stocks.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    problems with fit

    Posted
    Yoohoo
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    I've purchased this product several times and had no problem. It's a great filter and the water from my refrigerater tastes like spring water. However, this last time the filter does not fit into my refrigerator. I've asked other people who have a samsung refrigerator and they said from time to time they have problems with the fit of the filter. Hopefully, this problem can be resolved because I really love the taste of the water when the filter is operational. If I had no problem with the fit I would have easily rated this product a 5.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It's exactly what I needed

    Posted
    Carrie
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    When I walked in, I was unsure if I could find the correct filter but I selected the right one right off. Then I found a helpful salesman who verified the number on that one matched what I should buy. Then it was just a matter of bringing it home, removing the old one, reading the instructions sheet and completing the required steps to fit in the new filter, prime the line, and turn off the red warning light on my fridge. My son said I did pretty good installing it on my own. That's a compliment coming from a maintenance man.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nicely filters all my fridge's drinking water/ice

    Posted
    PPoaND
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    I have nothing but good things to say, except as I stated before, I wish the filter's life would last longer for the rather expensive $50 price tag. I live alone & am the only user of the fridge in my house, so I don't go through THAT much water. I still have to replace it every 6 months, or so. So, for me, it's kind of expensive for the usage I get from it. I'm sure, if more people used it, it'd have to be replaced more often. Otherwise, it filters out all unwanted/potentially harmful impurities from my drinking water just fine!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Water and Ice taste great.

    Posted
    RS425
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    I periodically have to replace my water filter on my Samsung fridge. There is a warning light that lets you know when it is almost time to replace the filter (it turns pink) when it is actually time to replace, the warning light turns red. The first time I replaced it early, and then read the manual and now have my process refined. I checked the price at Lowes for the same product and it was almost $5 more.. This way I get reward zone points as well. Water tastes great and the filters last fairly long.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I must be the only one, but...

    Posted
    meowgal

    I've had my samsung refrigerator for years and dread the warning light coming on and knowing that the time has come to start asking a male neighbor to come change it out. All the other reviewers say it is easy, but I cannot budge the thing! Most of the people (several different ones over the years) I've had do this, also find it stiff. Grant it, I've got tiny hands, but I'm not a 98 lb. weakling! This is ridiculous and I hate it! Oh, and the price is WAY high too! I'd buy another brand next time just to avoid.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good filter, pain to install

    Posted
    Diggem
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    The filter is a good one; it's easy enough to screw into the spot for it in the refrigerator, but that spot is in the back of the fridge and so all the items in front need to be removed, the shelf removed and then put back after the filter is installed. The new Samsung refrigerators put the redesigned filter in the front where it is much easier to access. There is the five minute flushing of the filter that is a pain, but that's a necessary evil with water filters.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Simple & Easy

    Posted
    iBuyThingsHere
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    This is a great filter and is easy to install. Its as simple as insert, twist and it locks into place. The only downside I have is that it is pretty expensive at $50 for only about 3-4 months of use. I'll be honest, I try to stretch my dollar out farther due to the cost and leave mine in there for at least 6 months. The water still taste great after the 6th month of use. It would be nice if the price could drop so everyone could replace it more often. Overall its nice & easy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Fridge Filter

    Posted
    atrainTheBowler
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    The filter is small and compact, so it does not take too much space in the fridge. The easy twist-to-install design makes installing the filter quick and easy. The only thing I dislike about this item is its price. They are priced at around $50, I mean that is a lot for a filter. And if they only last for six months that is around $100 a year you will have to invest into your fridge. I would have given this product a better review but the price is a sticking point for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend