Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 176
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by edscott Flow Rate The Same as GE - If Installed According to Arrows on Filter
At the writing of this review, the most helpful reviews indicate that the flow rate of water through these filters is 1/2 that of the original GE filters. This left me a bit nervous about trying this filter, but I reasoned that I could always return it.
I measured the flow rate of the "original" "Water Sentinel WSG-1" at one (1) ounce (oz.) per second (or 1 cup every eight seconds).
After removing the WSG-1, I removed the stopper from one of the two HDX filters, and then inserted it in the receiving tube. I did so without paying any attention to the markings on the HDX filter, that indicate where to start and where to turn to (two arrows on the label).
I then tried running water through the new filter, an noticed that the flow rate was almost 1/2 that of the WSG-1...about one cup every 16 seconds. The flow was also intermittent, which caused the stream to spurt every two seconds.
Before throwing in the towel, I removed the HDX filter. A lot of pressure had built up, so the filter came off with a bit of a "poof", along with a black rubber gasket and some water. I reseated the rubber gasket - by feel, not by sight - and then noticed the installation-arrows on the HDX label.
After reinserting the HDX filter - starting at the "start" arrow, and then turning about one quarter turn to the "lock" arrow. I retested the flow rate. The water was now flowing as good as the old WSG-1...about 1 cup every eight seconds. The flow rate was also even, with no spurting.
The $64,000 question: does it filter as good as the old WSG-1? Well, I have no good ideas about how to test the filtration of the HDX, or any other filter for that matter. I am also uncertain as to the lifetime of this filter compared to any other. It does seem that the flow rate problems mentioned in other reviews might be solved by reseating the HDX filter according to the markings on the label.
If I notice any diminished filtering with the HDX, I will update this review or add another, warning off potential buyers. Otherwise this seems like a good product, especially given that it is half the price of the GE brand.
June 6, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jval An economical replacement
I read the reviews regarding this filter application and thought there just had to be something missing since I experienced the water spary as well. Well, there was! When using this filter, there is a plastic plug that keeps the filter clean for shipping and storage but MORE IMPORTANTLY retains an all critical o-ring seal. Here's what you do: 1) Remove the old filter from your refrigerator 2) Remove the new HDX filter from the package 3) Remove the clear plastic plug from the top of the filter LEAVING THE QUARTER SIZED O-RING IN PLACE in the filter body 4) Place filter in the mount inside the refigerator and turn until it stops (turn the water on if it was turned off, turning off the water is NOT necessary by the way) 5) Run several glasses of water to fill and clear the filter 6) Enjoy clear, clean water and ice cubes
February 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pahrumpy FMG Refrigerator Water Filters
We have a GE refrig. bought it new 3 years ago at Home Depot when we remodled our kitchen. Its a double door 25 cu ft. We thought only the GE filters were best for it, but when we needed to change our filters a few times back about a year ago one of the floor people at the H.D. store in the appl. dept. told us to try FMG replacements. They were alot cheaper and better too. We bought a set of 2 and I could not put in so many words here how much better the water tasted with this brand of filters. I will never use GE filters again cause the water had a stale taste to it and I just thought maybe it was the way it should taste. NOT SO !! I highly recommened this FMG Filter instead and you will love the better water teste and the lower price too.
June 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by joecinnc Excellent Reasonably Priced Purchase
These HDX filters fit GE rerigerators and are half the price of the GE filter. It installed easily. The directions are good. Don't forget to drain about 1 1/2 quarts thru the new filter.
May 12, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Michael BEWARE! - Filter broke Refrigerator manifold switch
I bought the two pack over 6 months ago - I installed the filter without issue, but when I removed the filter and replaced it with the second filter, the water would not come back on. The refrigerator is only a couple years old, but this appears to be a fairly common item to break when generic filters are used like these (Check out the number of reviews for people replacing the manifold on Amazon 33+ WR17X11920). Normally, I love reduced cost generic solutions, but this one is going to cost me a good chunk of time, money and frustration. Basically, there is a little ramp on the filters that pushes up to the switch as you turn the filter - The ramp design of these filters bends the plastic switch so that it no longer is pushed inward, resulting in the water not turning on after the filter is turned in. Extremely disappointed!
March 1, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 FMG Replacement Refrigerator water filter twin pack for GE Refrigerators
Filter works great, water flow is amazing compared to my old filter. I would highly recommend this product and it is half the price of GE's original filters.
June 30, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by badgernative FMG Replacement refrigerator water filter twin value pack for GE Refrigerators
I would never buy these again. The recommendation is that you run approximately three gallons of water through the filters to flush out the carbon. Well, I have had the filter in for about two weeks now and am still getting carbon dust in my water and ice maker. I am going to try and return them to Home Depot.
June 23, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Bizwiz Water taste is bad
Easy to install, water flow is excellent, but water taste is awful
April 20, 2015