It used to be that there wasn’t much to do in order to combat refrigerator smells aside from controlling smelly food or putting a box of baking soda in there to deodorize it. However, if you own an LG french door refrigerator, it comes with its own air filter to cut down on bad odors by filtering the air that gets moved around inside. Like every filter, this needs to be changed every six months in order to keep your refrigerator smelling like blissful nothing. Furthermore, your refrigerator will start to display a “Change Filter” message in case you forget to remind you to change it.
Before you begin, you will need to get a replacement filter for your refrigerator brand. Make sure that it is compatible with your specific model of LG French door refrigerator as is may not fit in the housing if it is not and can result in wasted money.
The air filter in your LG French door refrigerator is located on the back wall of your refrigerator. It will look like a square knob with the words “Fresh Filter” on it. When it is time to change the filter, this knob can be twisted off. You can then see the filter seated in the back of the housing you just removed. The old filter can be taken out and the new filter can be put back into the removed housing. It doesn’t necessarily snap-in, but it should be seated very firmly so that it doesn’t fall right out either.
Once the new filter is seated, you can twist the housing back on to the alcove. You should feel it lock into place and the housing should sit straight and snug. Once done the change filter display should stop being illuminated on the front of your refrigerator.