If you own one of these models, and the water filter is a long, round unit that swings down from the refrigerator ceiling you most likely require one of these filters.
To confirm, verify that the water filter in your bottom mounted refrigerator freezer is accessed as demonstrated in this image.
Installation of a new Maytag water filter is as easy as changing a light-bulb. First unlatch the filter cover and swing it down. This will reveal the filter which is easily removed by turning 90 degrees counter clockwise and pulling the water filter straight down to free it. The new filter is then installed by following this process in reverse, and closing the plastic filter cover so that it snaps into place.
Rated at 750 gallons, this refrigerator water filter should be replaced every six to twelve months to ensure that your water stays clean and safe to drink. If your refrigerator has a Change filter light use this to guide you as to when it is necessary to replace your water filter.
Maytag’s UKF8001 Puriclean II is a high quality NSF certified refrigerator water that significantly reduces undesirable contaminants such as asbestos, lead, mercury, cysts, particulates and more from water prior to drinking. At the same time it retains beneficial fluoride while reduce the odor and taste of chlorine in your drinking water.
Amazon sells the Maytag UKF8001 Puriclean II Refrigerator Cyst Water Filter individually, or in packs of two filters and three filter packs respectively for those wanting to buy in bulk to avoid running out of water filters in the future.
Be sure to replace your refrigerators water filter as the manufacturer recommends so as to maximize the benefits of your Maytag filter, and to ensure the best possible quality of water gets dispensed from the refrigerator to your drinking cup.