Installing Kenmore Refrigerator Filters

Number: 46-9690

  1. Press button to open filter cover.
  2. Pull the old filter cartridge downward.
  3. Remove and discard.
  4. Hold the filter cartridge horizontally and push into the manifold until it stops.
  5. Push filter up firmly until you cannot push up further.
  6. Push filter cover until it clicks into place.
  7. Run approximately 2.5 gallons of water through the filter and discard before use.


  1. Twist the old filter a quarter-turn counterclockwise.
  2. Pull the filter straight down and discard (don't worry, the water will shut off automatically).
  3. Push the new filter up into the fridge until it stops.
  4. Twist the filter a quarter-turn clockwise.
  5. Reset your "change filter" light (if your fridge has one).

How to reset the change filter light:

Press and hold the reset button for 3 seconds.