Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 32
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JohnS Long-lasting
This filter reduces the hassle of having to go out and buy new filters for your refrigerator every 6 months. This one will last five years.
My current refrigerator did not have a water filter for the ice maker/water dispenser, so I had added a filter to the back of the refrigerator. Now with this new filter, I can change once and have it last five years and save money and time on future replacements.
This particular filter will fit ANY water appliance as long as you connect it on the external water supply line. I had 2 braided stainless steel water lines with 1/4" connectors on the ends. So I just unscrewed the old filter, and screwed on the new filter.
It also allows you to install the filter using 1/4" plastic water tubing. Remove the adapters and insert the tubing.
Overall, good directions in the package AND on the filter. The filter is also marked with "IN" and "OUT" although it was hard to read.
Be sure to write the date on your filter. There was no place to do this, so I just wrote it on the side.
Also, I had to use some wire to hang my filter from the back of the fridge; it does not come with any mounting bracket.
While the filter says it will last five years, it did not indicate its capacity in gallons. Some filters of this type will have a rating of 20,000 gallons; I am not sure about this one. A rating is important because the filter will really only last for a certain amount of usage which on average will be five years.
Save yourself some cash; install this five year filter.
April 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cabbycap Easy Installation and Cheaper Alternative
This is a cheaper alternative than replacing the GE filter (Model: MWF) located in the refrigerator cabinet. (The refrigerator came with a "cap" to replace the OEM filter when not used.) After Installing the 1/4-inch water supply, the valve was opened to flush the filter and purge air. Once flushed the outlet water was connected and the filter was simply mounted on a band clamp using an existing screw on the back of the refrigerator. Total installation time took roughly three minutes.
January 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AcePeters Beats Many other Filters , because it lasts 5 years
There is no wonder to me that this has about 4.6 stars by over 30 reviewers. This is a 'best buy.' This filter is easy to install into any fridge water line.. which will be your typical 1/4 tubing in either plastic or braided, which goes into the rear of your fridge. This filter allows for taste-free ice and helps ensure purified water. I've used other residential types which only last 6 months. This type is more like commercial grade, & lasts 5 years. It's price is not too crazy, as compared to other filter systems.
May 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sebastian A long life external filter, installed in 5 seconds.
This long life external HDX filter can be installed in 5 seconds; just cut the 1/4 inch inline tube, and connect it on either sides of the in line filter.
This filter is made to last five years and is certified by the NSF to ensure reduction of sediment as well as chlorine taste and odor.
It also comes with a set of brass connectors, which can be used to connect other inline tubes for different type of refrigerators
I installed it, tested it for leaks and the taste of water. No leaks, and the taste of water is excellant.
The water pressure is normal as before.
This is an excellent product which has 5 years of life, where as the pre-installed filter in the fridge is only about 6 months.
November 17, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Timewarpone Exceptional
Easy install. Just one trip to my local Home Depot for parts ( 1/4in.Compression Fittings). Secured the filter to a copper pipe with 2 cable ties. The cartridge is super light even when filled with water. See photos. It never gets below freezing where I live so I did not have to worry about water freezing. Both ends of the filter are marked "IN" and "OUT". In is for the supply water and out goes to the fridge. After hook up I ran about a gallon of water through the fridge to purge the line of air and sediment. The water tastes great and there are no UFO's. I will leave my existing filter alone and when the red light comes on to change the filter I will just reset it. I put a date on the filter to remind me when to change it. We are only a family of 3 so this filter should last longer than 5 years
December 17, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Anthony Crystal clear ice
I was completely grossed out with how my ice looked after either doing plumbing work or the fire department flushed the hydrant out front. The ice being made would plop into the ice tray, a nice yellow color... DISGUSTING! With this exterior filter I do not need to worry about that anymore, I hope. Time will tell, but it looks good so far. The ice is looking as clear as ever.
The filter is directional & has the "in" & "out" sides labeled on the filter. Installation took maybe 15 minutes at the most, 10 of which was flushing the filter for 10 minutes as the instructions stated. It has compression connections available as well as push-to-connect fittings. I used both, insane right? I installed a new shutoff & used PEX from there to the filter, then connected the filter to the already existing copper line that was connected to the freezer. I have not had any leaks from either connection.
Now, along with being a snob about my filtered drinking water, I can be a snob about my filtered ice cubes! I love it!
January 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mixerdude Easy to Install, Great Volume
We usually have to replace our filter unit about every six-months. This filter states it is good for five-years which will save us a lot of money.
We always write the date installed on the filter unit (helps to remember the install date).
It took a few minutes for all of the air to completely work out of the new filter. The water came out clean from the beginning; but we ran several glasses through to clean out any fine debris.
The water tastes great from this filter...so good so far.
November 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dad Perfect solution
Quick and easy to install using tubing from a ice maker kit.
April 27, 2016