How to Change a Kitchenaid Refrigerator Water Filter

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Things You'll Need

  • KitchenAid Filter

  • Part # 4396711

  • Hand Towel

Change a Kitchenaid Refrigerator Water Filter

This step by step article will guide you through changing the water filter on your KitchenAid side-by-side refrigerator Model KSBP25IVSS.

Step 1

The filter status display will help you know when to change your water filter. When the display reads 10%, order a new filter. It is recommended that you replace the filter when the display reads 10% OR when water flow to your water dispenser or ice maker decreases.

The filter should be replaced at least every 6 months depending on your water quality and usage.

Step 2

Press the eject button to release the filter from the base grille.

Step 3

Pull the filter straight out.

Step 4

Turn the cap counterclockwise to remove it from the filter. IMPORTANT: Do not discard the cap. It is part of your refrigerator. Keep the cap to use with the replacement filter.

Step 5

Align the ridge on the cap with the arrow on the new filter and turn the cap until it snaps into place.

Step 6

Remove the protective covers from the O-rings. Be sure the O-rings are still in place after the covers are removed.

Step 7

Push the filter into the base grille. The eject button will pop back out when the filter is fully engaged.

Step 8

Flush the water system. Use a sturdy cup or glass. Depress and hold the water dispenser lever for 5 seconds, then release it for 5 seconds. Repeat this process until water begins to flow. Once water begins to flow, continue depressing and releasing the dispenser lever. Hold down for 5 seconds and then release for 5 seconds. Do this on/off process for about 2 minutes. This will flush air from the filter and water dispensing system.


To order replacement filters, call KitchenAid at 1-800-442-9991 You can also find numerous filter replacement stores online