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Can I remove refrigerator filter if hooked up to RO system?

Whirlpool GS5SHAXNL02 hooked up to an RO system, can I remove filter on front of the refrigerator or do I need to keep replacing the filters every 6 mos?

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Its not necessary to keep the filter in place with an r/o system. 
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