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Is there a water filter for the TFX25cr? If so, where? And which kind/type?

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Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly
It took a while to find the answer to your question... A lot of manual and site searches were required.
There are 24 models ot the TFX25CR (last digits missing) I will use this model number: TFX25ZRBWW
You can download and owners manual here by entering your model number: http://www.geappliances.com/service_and_support/literature/
If you just enter TFX25CR you will see several manuals

I checked several parts sites and GE. This unit from what I can tell does NOT have a water filter. You can however install an external in line filter such as this one:
http://www.amazon.com/Refrigerator-Maker-Filter-Activated-Carbon/dp/B000AM54MW

These filters often do not come with connecting hardware that has to be purchased separately.

Thanks for choosing FixYa,
Kelly

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