Rated 3.2 out of 5 by 63
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jkruta FOR ME.... a slight modification makes this filter work with an older Samsung appliance.
Although the claim from the manufacturer of the filter is that you can get this to fit with only realigning the housing head, I never got that to work. My solution was to trim the extra tab on the filter itself. This obviously negates any possibility of returning the unit, but this was my third try at finding a replacement and I was desperate.
The filter now fits like a charm without any leaks.
August 23, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Mildwild02 Do not Purchase
I wish I would have read reviews before I purchased. Purchased double pack and installed 1st filter and ran 3 gallons water before use. The water taste was terrible, almost like gasoline taste, everyone in family thought the same and would not drink. Installed 2nd filter and had same results. We purchased standard Samsung OEM filter and it would not seal, I thought it was Samsung filter and returned and tried second Samsung filter and again I could not install. I goggled and read where you could take a knife and trim the first tooth and was able to install with no leaks. Now I read that this HDX filter was the problem. So much for saving money.
May 7, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by sdgiant Seems equivalent to OEM filter
Installed into out Samsung fridge. The process to install is exactly like the Samsung OEM filters we usually buy. Screw it in, and flush 3 gallons through the filter and it's good to go. Size of the filter is about the same as well, although the shape is slightly different.
Water through the filter seems to taste the same as the original, so I'd say it's worth a try... I do wish they wouldn't encase it in a plastic package, it's a waste and kind of a pain to open.
September 5, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Bobby Seems a quality OEM replacement but it doesn't fit my refrigerator
I can't really provide a review of this filter since it doesn't seem to fit my particular refrigerator. I double checked my refrigerator model and the Samsung original filter part number and this filter matches that but it still doesn't install properly. It appears to be like the OEM but the problem I am having is getting the filter cartridge to the "lock" position. You are supposed to be able to turn the cartridge a 1/4 turn but for me, it barely goes half that.
I will have to go back to HD to look for other differences on the other filter cartridges to see if maybe mine was incorrectly packaged. Otherwise I like the value of this filter compared to the twice the cost of the OEM filter.
June 9, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Gman Leaker
Leaked for two days after installing in my Samsung, then stopped. Made quite a mess! Gave it a fair because it did stop leaking.
May 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AverageDude Quality product at a more reasonable price
There isn't a whole lot you can say about a water filter. We have been using HDX brand water filters exlusively since we needed to replace the original filter that came with the fridge. We have used them on several different brand refrigerators. Each time they have performed great and work as good as the one that came with the refrigerator. I would highly recommend these for 2 reasons......you can pick them up at any Home Depot and the price is 1/2 of the original manufacturer's brand.
March 5, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Sad Redesigned...no longer fits my fridge :(
I bought the EXACT SAME filter that is in my fridge now, and the new one does not fit :( I have used this filter for years. They have apparently reconfigured the notches on the top and it no longer fits. Very sad. I am now searching for a replacement.
March 1, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by HouseDoctor This filter may have damaged my refrigerator
I have used Home Depot FMS-1 filters for the past three-years with no issues, this batch may be manufactured incorrectly. I purchased a twin-pack of FMS-1 filters this morning, installed one of them and no water would come through the dispenser. When I removed the filter, the water (unfiltered, of course) flowed fine. Reinstalled the new filter and had the same issue, no water. Tried the second filter in the package and had the same result. It would go into the holder, but would not dispense water. When I tried to put the original filter that I have been using for the past six-months back in, however, it would no longer fit.
Samsung's help line, of course, said the problem was because the replacement filters were not Samsung. So, I purchased a new OEM Samsung filter this afternoon at Lowe's and it will not go in either. However, the two FMS-1 filters I purchased this morning will install. They just don’t let any water through. I suspect that the filter alignment in the receiver has been damaged…have to make an expensive service call now. Will follow-up when I learn what caused the problem.
Someone suggested that an o-ring may have come off and stuck in the holder but all of the o-rings are intact and that would not explain why the two FMS-1 filters I purchased this morning will install.
February 23, 2016