To maintain a stream of healthy, clean drinking water delivered straight from your Samsung® refrigerator, it’s imperative that you keep on top of water filter cartridge replacements. Manufacturers often provide a guideline in regards to replacing filter cartridges, which is typically around every 3 to 6 months.

Introducing Samsung® Refrigerator Water Filter

Let’s have a look at the difference between Samsung® Refrigerator Water Filter.

Samsung® HAF-CIN/EXP Water Filter

The Samsung® HAF-CIN, HAFIN2, DA29-00019A, or DA29-00020B water filter features three NSF certifications (by the National Sanitation Foundation). An NSF 42 certification ensures the product is effectively reducing odors, chlorine, and bad flavors. An NSF 53 certification ensures it does not contain any lead, mercury, or benzene. The NSF 372 certification ensures the filtered water produced by this filter is lead-free and safe for consumption. This water filter will produce up to 300 gallons of filtered water or last up to 6 months.
The Waterdrop replacement fits Samsung® DA29-00020B refrigerators and is tested against NSF 42, 53, and 372. It is effective at removing or reducing odors, bad tastes, cysts, corrosion, and rust, featuring a chlorine deduction score of 97.4. Plus, the Waterdrop replacement is a fraction of the original Samsung® brand filter, costing just $0.08 per day to provide healthy, clean water to your family, pets, and friends.

Samsung® HAF-QIN Water Filter

The Samsung® HAF-QIN, DA97-08006B, DA97-08006A, or DA97-17376B is covered by two NSF certifications. NSF/ANSI 42 and 372 mean the filter produces water with a reduction in chlorine, improved flavor, and lead-free manner. This filter works within top freezers, as well as side-by-side refrigeration units. However, this filter does not perform well in French door model Samsung® refrigerators.
The Waterdrop replacement for this Samsung® DA97-17376B refrigerator provides great value for your money, with an effective method of filtration. This filter replacement ensures your drinking water has improved flavor and odor, with a reduction in chlorine (at 97.6%). This unit is built to meet the demands of your household, providing healthy filtered water for your friends and family.

Samsung® HAF-CU1/EXP Water Filter

The Samsung® HAFCU1, DA29-00003G, DA29-00003B, or DA29-00003A is an efficient water filter capable of delivering up to a 99.6% overall reduction in the lead. This particular water filter is covered by an NSF 53 certification.
The Waterdrop replacement filter for this Samsung® refrigerator has been tested and certified against three NSF/ANSI certifications, including 42, 52, and 372. It is effective at reducing chlorine, bad flavors, unpleasant odors, lead, benzene, carbofuran, cysts, endrin, and more from tap water. You will enjoy savings upwards of 50% with the Waterdrop Samsung® replacement filter, spending less than $0.08 per day.

Finding the Model Number

It’s important to locate the model number on your particular refrigerator or freezer, especially to ensure you are purchasing water filter cartridges or other fully-compatible accessories. You can visit your fridge manufacturer’s website to locate your exact model number for more information.

Finding the Serial number

A serial number is specific to your unique unit. Although a model number is shared amongst any unit produced in that series, a serial number is never replicated. It is often abbreviated to “S/N”, and was selected by the manufacturer for every single appliance or device ever produced.

Side-by-Side Refrigerator

You can locate the exact Model and Serial Number in a side-by-side unit by checking the bottom left side of the outside of the refrigerator. Sometimes it may also be located on the left side of the right compartment of said unit. Alternatively, the Model and S/N are located on the bottom side of the outside of your fridge, as well as the left side of the bottom compartment.

Top Mount Freezer

The Model and S/N of your top mount freezer are located on the left-hand bottom side of the outside of your refrigerator. It may also be found on the left-hand side of your fridge’s top compartment.

Bottom Mount Freezer

The Model and Serial number can be found on the left-hand side of the bottom of the outside of your refrigerator. It may also be found on the left-hand side of the upper right compartment of your fridge.

Installation of the Samsung® Refrigerator Water Filter

The following instructions will guide you when changing your Samsung® refrigerator water filter. After filter replacement, always flush out impurities or air by dispensing a few gallons of water. Afterward, resetting the eater filter light on your fridge is mandatory.

HAF-CIN and HAF-QIN Water Filter

Before locating the filter, you must first turn off the water supply. You can consult your user manual if unsure of the filter’s location.
Afterward, open the water filter cover to unlock the old filter. You can do this by turning the cover counterclockwise.
The next step is to pull the filter straight out, removing it from the filter housing.
Before inserting the new filter, remove the protection cap from the filter’s top. Next, push the filter straight into the filter housing before turning it counterclockwise.
Then, ensure the lock symbol matches the indicator line.

HAF-CU1/EXP Water Filter

Before locating the filter, you must first turn off the water supply. You can consult your user manual if unsure of the filter’s location.
You can unlock and remove the old filter by twisting it to the left.
There is a left arrow showing direction. Remove the old filter by following this direction. Afterward, pull down the filter to remove it from its housing.
When you want to insert the new filter, push it into the filter housing, then turn it to the right.
Ensure the notch at the filter’s top matches the arrow on the filter housing.

How To Reset the Filter Indicator Light on A Refrigerator?

The water filter indicator light turns orange after five months or after dispensing 450 gallons. And it turns red after six months or after dispensing 500 gallons.
The default light may be green or blue, depending on the filter model.
After changing the filter, the light should return to normal. Otherwise, you will have to reset the filter.
You can reset the water filter indicator by finding the multi-function button(s) on the display controlling the filter indicator. Afterward, press and hold the button(s) till the light changes; the multi-function button varies depending on the fridge model. For example, the button could be the “Alarm,” “Energy Saver,” “Water,” “Ice Type/Water,” “Crushed Ice,” or “Ice Maker” button.

“Alarm” Button

Most Samsung® refrigerators now have the “Alarm” button. You should press the button for about 3 seconds till the light goes off. This method is suitable for the following refrigerator models:
RF28HFEDBSR
RF26J7510SR/AA
RF24FSEDBSR/AA
Similar 3-door French door models
Similar 4-door French door models

“Energy Saver” Button

You should press the “Energy Saver” button for 3 seconds or till the light goes off. This method applies to the following refrigerator models:
RF265BEAESR/AA
‎RF28JBEDBSG/AA
Similar 3-door French door models
Similar 4-door French door models

“Water” Button

You should press and hold the “Water” button for about 3 seconds, and the filter light should go off. This method applies to the following models:
RS265TDRS
Most side-by-side fridge models

“Ice Type/Water” Button

Press the “Ice Type/Water” button for 3 seconds. This method applies to the following models:
RF263BEAESR
Similar 3-door French door models

“Crushed Ice” Button

You can turn off the filter light indicator by pressing and holding the “Crushed Ice” button for 3 seconds. The water filter message on the display panel should also go off. This method applies to the following models:
RF28R7351SG.
RF23J9011SR/AA.
RF23J9011SG/AA.
RF28K9070SR/AA.
Similar 4-door Flex fridge models.
Other 4-door French door models.

“Ice Maker” Button

You can reset the filter light indicator by opening the fridge door and locating the internal controls, usually on the right side. The next step is pressing and holding the “Ice Maker” button for about 3 seconds. This method works for:
RF28R7201SR.
Similar French door models with internal controls.

Conclusion

Your refrigerator water filter needs regular changes. Hopefully, this blog has given you tips for changing your Samsung® refrigerator water filter.
Please Note: Samsung® is a registered trademark of SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.; Samsung® is used for reference purposes only.