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Can we bypass the filter and use an outside filter?

We have model ED5NHGXV001. The filters are more $ than we want to spend, and we can get a very good behind the refrigerator filter that lasts for 3 years, and costs significantly less. Is it possible to remove the installed filter from the frig, and bypass it, so we can hook up the less expensive filter?

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just connect the lines in the fridge filter to each other
There are very good ceramic filters available for domestic water supply that can be fitted anywhere in the supply line to the fridge or any other tap for that matter
The ceramic filters had the added advantage that beside being the filter that removes the absolute finest particle, all you have to do is every few years is to scrape off the build up off the ceramic and they are good to be reused again
While the initial ceramic filter may be expensive, the fact that they can be scraped clean every few years makes them virtually a life time investment

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