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I need to bypass a filter in RS267LASH Samsung refrigerator

I have installed under-sink water filter and now need no filter in refrigerator ($40/months every 6 months makes no sense).

Is there a way to do that so the light is not blinking on refrigerator and the filter is not required to be replace?


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  • Anonymous Dec 02, 2008

    Same problem.  I have reverse osmosis going to fridge and the only thing the Samsung water filter does is slow down the water coming out of the fridge.


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From the Samsung Online FAQ for my RF266AASH

Can I Use the Water Dispenser Without a Water Filter? I need to bypass a filter in RS267LASH Samsung ref - spacer.gif The water and ice dispensers will work without an AquaPure water filter installed. The water filter housings are designed as rotary valves that allow the water to bypass the water filter whenever there is no filter or the filter is not in the lock position.
Models designed for use with the AquaPure water filter are shipped with a cap in place to cover the opening and keep it free of debris prior to the installation of the water filter. It is not necessary to have this cap in place for the unit to bypass the water nor is it intended to plug the housing to prevent leaks.
Note: This does not apply to the Quatro Convertible models. The filter must be installed on this model.

Posted on Dec 15, 2008

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The Samsung refrigerator filter is costly. The way to "bypass" it to NOT bypass it, I will explain: The DA29-00012A filter holder is built into the fridge, not worth the trouble to bypass it there. The way to do it is the followiing: Take a used filter, carefully cut it open by the seam where it was glued together. Empty out the contents, clean it internally, and glue it back together. You can use PVC pipe glue for that as it melts the case together. A thin piece of PVC material glued over the re- glued seam will insure water tightness. Now your light will be normal and use a quality external filter as required. You will never have to replace that filter again. External filters last 1-2 years at much lower cost.

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  • Archimedes7 Aug 17, 2011

    No need to make your own. Samsung sells a bypass cap for less than it will cost to ship it.
    From Samsung's site:

    refrigerators : Where Can I Purchase A Water Filter By-Pass Cap?

    If your home has a whole house water filtration system, and you do not wish to use your refrigerators internal water filter, you can purchase a water filter bypass cap from our parts supplier. The part number for the by-pass cap is: DA67-00466A. To order the by pass cap, please click here, or call 800-627-4368

    Note: This cap will fit all Samsung refrigerators with Aqua Pure Water filters.

  • dejkelly Aug 27, 2011

    I too have been looking for a bypass for our samsung rsg257 refrigerator and did experiment down the path above. Didn't work out well. A new search came to "wintermute76" post...OMG...some times we make things harder than they are. IF YOU DON'T WANT TO USE THE WATER FILTER (we have a house filter due to hard water w/ minerals) JUST TAKE IT automatically will bypass. The filter light will not go away but for saving $110 bucks a year, I can live with that.

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  • Catty Jul 11, 2013

    I have a Samsung Model RFG297HDRS, that we neeed a filter by pass for but I even called Samsung and they can't seem to find a part number


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There is NO bypass filter for the RF263BEAEBC. Filter MUST be in place or water will not flow. I am trying to figure out a work around by using the "cut and gut" method. It is slow going.

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  • neal930 Sep 22, 2014

    I have tried and tried with no luck. I refuse to give up my RO system and pay 50 bucks for a filter that does not really filter much at all. I am thinking this is intentional by Samsung. "Forcing" folks to buy useless filters an high prices. Make you think twice about buying anything made by Samsung.


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