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Archive for September 4, 2008

Maytag Water Filter Replacement UKF7003AXX

Sealed Unit Products (Supco) is making waves in the world of refrigerator water filter cartridges again! This time they have released a replacement for the popular Maytag filter cartridge UKF7003AXX. Instructions on the box are in English and French… that made me scratch my head for a second (how big was Maytag in the French speaking markets??).

We haven’t had any complaints from the other Aqua Fresh filters (they have a couple of Whirlpool replacements we’ve been selling: WF285 & WF286) so we’re not nervous about offering this one. The part number is WF288.

Filter replacement is recommended every 6 months for this water filter (or every 420 gallons… but who can keep up with something like that?). The process is pretty straight forward. For this filter you just twist the old filter a quarter-turn counterclockwise and pull the old filter straight down. The water should shut off automatically when you do this so you don’t have to worry about flooding your refrigerator (in fact, if the water doesn’t shut off you have other problems). Then just push the new filter up into the refrigerator until it stops and give it a quarter turn clockwise twist. If your refrigerator has a “change” light you may want to reset it by holding the “Lock” and “Light” down until the light blinks. At this point the only thing left to do is flush some water through the new filter- they suggest 2 to 3 gallons but I usually stop after 1 gallon. Maybe I’m just impatient…

Supco’s Aqua Fresh WF288 replaces the following part numbers: BEKO AP930X, 4830310100; BRITA MYRF-100; CUNO AP930X; Maytag/Jenn-Air/Admiral UKF7003AXX, UKF7002AXX, UKF7001AXX, UKF6001AXX, UKF5001AXX, FA720X, FA561FX.