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Install a filter in the water line between the wall and the ref.

Thats what I have done. The filter costs about a third of the cost
of the factory ones.

Go to your local Appliance Parts store and they will discuss installing
the filter. (Very Easy job)

Be sure and stop the original filter with the stopper that came with the ref.
or remove the filter and screw the filter canister back on to eliminate it.

Cut your line and install the wall side first, so you can flush water and charcoal dust through your new filter into a bucket. Then install the ref side . Be sure the water flow arrows on the filter are pointing toward your Ref.

And you can change the filter anytime because its so cheap

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Water filter is so effective that it clogs completely very quickly. At $45 or more, 5 or 6 replacements a year seem excessive. Is a less efficient filter or a bypass the answer?

Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly.
Actually there is another alternative and that is to install an in-line water filter behind the refrigerator. If your having to change filters that often then your either on a well system or your local utility water supply is nothing short of very bad. In line water filters are much cheaper and by installing another IN-LINE filter behind the unit it will make your expensive filter last a lot longer. I have had to double up filters on well water and utility water systems where particulate persists in the water supply. Each filter is only good for about 500 liters / 132 gallons of water. The more expensive wall mounted type ones can supply up to 2000 gallons. Lowes, Ace, Menards, Home Depot et al.

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