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When to Change the Water Filter (Freestanding Ice Maker)

When to Change the Water Filter for Your KitchenAid Freestanding Ice Maker

It is recommended that the water filter be replaced every 9 months, 2000 gallons of water use, when the indicator light comes on, or as needed.  A clogged or incorrectly installed water filter will reduce the water flow to the ice maker, which could result in low or no ice production. Customers with very hard water may need to replace their filter before these counts are reached.

If the filter is clogged and you are not able to immediately replace it, leave the filter out so the water system is in bypass mode. With the filter removed, the water system will continue to operate, bypassing the filter, and the clogged filter will not cause inadequate performance. 

Additional Filter Information

  • Replace Filter Status will remain illuminated if the filter is not installed or installed correctly or if there is an obstruction in the water line.
  • Replacing the disposable water filter with a new filter will automatically reset the filter status tracking feature.
  • Ensure the filter is in the "Locked" Position. If the filter is not "Locked" water can not enter and no ice will be produced