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GE Refrigerator Water Filters - Which one?
« on: April 08, 2019, 03:01:12 PM »
My new GE fridge is now telling me I have 8 days to replace the water filter.

The one from GE is $54! and the same from Amazon is a not-much-better $48.

What do others do?

Based on my research, with this 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..?
If it's not free shipping it's not worth it.

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Re: GE Refrigerator Water Filters - Which one?
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2019, 03:07:22 PM »
Have had this problem for a while. am curious what people will say

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Re: GE Refrigerator Water Filters - Which one?
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2019, 03:08:15 PM »
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Unreasonable is not ok. Picky you're entitled to be.

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Re: GE Refrigerator Water Filters - Which one?
« Reply #3 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?
If it's not free shipping it's not worth it.

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Re: GE Refrigerator Water Filters - Which one?
« Reply #4 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.
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Re: GE Refrigerator Water Filters - Which one?
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2019, 05:37:33 PM »
What's the difference between the RPWFE and model without the E.
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Re: GE Refrigerator Water Filters - Which one?
« Reply #6 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.
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Re: GE Refrigerator Water Filters - Which one?
« Reply #7 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.
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