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What Is the Difference Between RPWF and RPWFE?

by Dr. Jonathan Doyle - Updated June 16, 2022
Refrigerator water filters are specially designed to remove some contaminants present in the source water effectively. For example, some water filters effectively improve taste and can reduce chlorine.
Households who derive their cold water from the refrigerator must regularly replace their water filters to keep the drinking water safe and healthy.
GE® is a reputable manufacturer of household refrigerators. This article outlines the difference between RPWFE and RPWF filters.

Are the RPWF and RPWFE Water Filters the Same?

No, they are not. There is a radio frequency identification (RFID) technology in the newer GE® refrigerators, which helps track filter status and detect leaks. So, the presence of this chip, which is connected to the fridge, is one of the ways to know the refrigerator is a genuine factory product.
It is important to note that refrigerators that work specifically with only the RPWFE filter will not be compatible with the old RPWF cartridge. If yours is a GE® RPWFE filter older than six months, there will be a display message on the screen that tells you the refrigerator cannot dispense water.

Advantages of the Two Water Filters

RPWF and RPWFE water filters are characterized with the following advantages;

Filtration Performance

Both filters have excellent performance in filtration. The presence of an activated carbon block means it can filter water more efficiently, getting rid of certain impurities from the source water.
Both of them can filter up to 300 gallons of water. The manufacturers advise that you replace the filter after six months of use or 300 gallons filtered. The filters come in packs of one, two, and three. Therefore, you save money on replacements by buying a pack of three, for example.

Seamless DIY Installation

Installing and replacing the water filters are simple processes. You can change the filters by yourself at home. Remember that it is essential to replace the filter regularly.

Compatibility of Filters

These two filter types are compatible with various models of the GE® refrigerators. However, the older models of the GE® refrigerators may not work with the new RPWFE filters and vice-versa. So, you do not have to buy an RPWFE filter if your refrigerator model is not compatible with it.

Replacement for GE® RPWFE Refrigerator Water Filter (with CHIP)

The refrigerator water filter will work seamlessly with most GE® refrigerators delivering an excellent filtration performance. The product is of excellent quality and delivers superior performance, as indicated by its multiple certifications.

NSF-Certified Filters

The Waterdrop refrigerator water filter is duly certified by the NSF. In addition, it has the NSF 401, NSF 53, and NSF 42 certifications that confirm its effectiveness in reducing multiple harmful impurities in water. There is also an NSF 372 certification for effectiveness against lead-free materials.

100% Fit

The inbuilt chip in this replacement filter is 100% compatible with the refrigerator. The research and manufacturing team at Waterdrop does an excellent job in producing refrigerator filters that fit perfectly like the original. So, you can worry less about leakages or other compatibility issues.

Great Filtration Capability

This filter reduces bad odor, chlorine, and other impurities. In addition, its filtration effect is precise, ensuring it always delivers safe, healthy, and great-tasting drinking water. A third-party lab has confirmed the assertions above.

Improved Filter Materials

The 100% selected coconut shell carbon block in this replacement filter is well known for its larger surface area and more micropores than the inferior carbon block. Therefore, its adsorption effect is greater and ultimately produces better-tasting water.

Installation Stickers

This filter comes with monthly installation stickers out of the box. All you have to do is stick it onto your filters, and you will never lose track of the replacement time. You and your family can now drink fresh water always with this basic add-on.
Remember, your filter is due for a replacement after filtering 300 gallons or after six months of use, depending on which comes first.

Excellent Quality Guaranteed

Like every other Waterdrop product, this replacement filter passed through high-standard manufacturing and design standards. We ensure it meets every top requirement in the current market. Even after the filters leave our factory, we remain responsible for how they serve our esteemed customers.

In Conclusion

Waterdrop’s primary goal is to ensure everyone worldwide can access top-quality filtration products to provide healthy and pure drinking water. We are always committed to rolling out efficient and affordable water purification solutions that keep every family safe and healthy at all times.



NOTE: GE® is a registered trademark of the General Electric Company.

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