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Title: GE Refrigerator Water Filters - Which one?
Post by: stooges44 on April 08, 2019, 03:01:12 PM
My new (https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=96123.msg2002746#msg2002746) GE fridge is now telling me I have 8 days to replace the water filter.

The one from GE (https://www.geapplianceparts.com/store/parts/spec/RPWFE) is $54! and the same from Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/GE-RPWFE-Refrigerator-Water-Filter/dp/B009PCI2JU) is a not-much-better $48.

What do others do?

Based on my research, with this (https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R2F0LHC79EL2VW/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B009PCI2JU) confirming, GE makes it absurdly difficult to use a generic brand filter for less then half the price and I don't recall seeing the "filter by-pass" when I got the fridge..?
Title: Re: GE Refrigerator Water Filters - Which one?
Post by: yechiel on April 08, 2019, 03:07:22 PM
Have had this problem for a while. am curious what people will say
Title: Re: GE Refrigerator Water Filters - Which one?
Post by: jordan21 on April 08, 2019, 03:08:15 PM
+1
Title: Re: GE Refrigerator Water Filters - Which one?
Post by: stooges44 on April 08, 2019, 03:08:42 PM
Have had this problem for a while. am curious what people will say

While we wait for others, what do you do currently?
Title: Re: GE Refrigerator Water Filters - Which one?
Post by: username on April 08, 2019, 04:53:49 PM
While we wait for others, what do you do currently?
I just keep resetting the button. And I use tap water.
Title: Re: GE Refrigerator Water Filters - Which one?
Post by: myi on April 08, 2019, 05:37:33 PM
What's the difference between the RPWFE and model without the E.
Title: Re: GE Refrigerator Water Filters - Which one?
Post by: stooges44 on April 08, 2019, 06:46:09 PM
What's the difference between the RPWFE and model without the E.

The E ones are the newer ones that come with a coded chip so it knows if you are using a generic filter in which case it stops to function  >:(

Not only that, each chip is unique to each filter so if you tried to take the chip off the oem filter and put in onto a generic filter it will detect it and also stop functioning.
Title: Re: GE Refrigerator Water Filters - Which one?
Post by: myi on April 09, 2019, 09:47:58 PM
The E ones are the newer ones that come with a coded chip so it knows if you are using a generic filter in which case it stops to function  >:(

Not only that, each chip is unique to each filter so if you tried to take the chip off the oem filter and put in onto a generic filter it will detect it and also stop functioning.
This world is crazy! First with ink cartridges and now a filter for the fridge!
 Give it some time and there will be many knock off water filters with chips that work.