Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 182
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by surv8r Good Filter
This is a replacement for the GE MWF cartridge. This filter is shorter than the GE filter, which gives you approx. another inch of shelf space if you need to raise the shelf.
Like others have stated, when you remove the filter from the package, remove the plastic plug from the top of the filter and fill the filter with water (prime it) before you install it. Installation is literally a quarter turn to the right.
After installation, run approx. 1-1/2 gallons of water through it. After a gallon, I noticed my water was crystal clear. The flow rate on mine was back to normal after 1/2 gallon of flushing.
Appears to be a good replacement for the GE model. I just installed it so I can't comment on the durability or longevity of the filter, but I've had good success with other HDX products, and the package also states... Made in USA!
February 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CathyMMM Best Replacement filter available from Home Depot
I am very pleased with my new GE Replacement Filter. It fit perfect, and was very easy to change. It took less than 3-4 minutes to make sure I had properly installed the new filter. Probably took more time to empty the top shelf of food, that it took to install the filter. The instruction booklet gave perfect, easy to understand directions all the way through. Just a little advice for future customers, you really do have to remove about 1-1 1/2 gallons of water via the new filter. The advantages are that it conditions the filtering device, and also removes any impurities left behind by the old filter, such as carbon settlement that occurs during the shipping process. This only takes about 3 minutes to flush the filter. I am very pleased with the new filter, and would highly recommend it to everyone who needs a replacement filter.
December 29, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Steve HGX FMG-1 Filter
Easy to install. After 4 months of use the refrigerator started to leak. The ultimate problem was a defect in the HGX FMG_1 filter. The internal element broke down and some sealant clogged the system and backed up into the water supply causing the ice maker to breakdown. I have the bad filter, sample of the particles from inside the filter and excess particle to prove the item is defective. Please contact me regarding issue.
May 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Laura Easy replacement filter
The filter came on time and was easy to install. It's been working great.
May 3, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by hp Cracked and flooded floor
Filter cracked from the bottom and up the sides leading to constant leaking and flooding the inside along with the floor.
April 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ClaireS Fresh Spring Waer!
This filter makes the water taste like fresh spring water!
You have to tug really hard to pull it out and then need to make sure it is firmly pushed in and that the two rubber o rings are secured in place as well.
Once you have it firmly in place, run several glasses of water through to clean out the line. Also make sure you have done this before you create any ice.
October 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AverageDude Perfect fit !! half price
I think that the replacement filter in refrigerators are extremely overpriced and mostly unnecessary. However, with most of today's refrigerators, they are a necessary evil. The Home Depot "HDX" brand works great. We use them exclusively in all of our refrigerators. On average, they cost about 1/2 as the cost of the name brand filters and they work just as well. I would highly recommend HDX brand refrigerator filters. Also, the directions were straightforward and easy to follow.
March 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BriBri Cheap, good quality replacement filter
I was looking for a cheaper alternative to the expensive GE brand replacement water filters for my refrigerator and this is a good choice. It replaced my GE MWF style filter. It was easy to install and provides good flow of water to the refrigerator water spout. The only problem I encountered was that when I removed the old filter, there was an attachment that was removed also that I originally threw away with the old filter, but quickly realized that the new filter could not be installed without the attachment. The instructions do not mention anything about the attachment, but it easily came off the old filter and attached to the new filter and no other problems with installation. Very simple.
July 21, 2015