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Not compatible for Samsung DA29-00003G!!! Please read before buying
December 29, 2017
If you are looking for a DA29-00003G filter for a Samsung refrigerator, DO NOT ORDER this filter, even though it clearly says it is a compatible replacement for aSamsung DA29-00003G filter. It is NOT.
Please take s look at the photo attached.
The 4 items left to right are:
1) HDX FMS-1 DA29-00003G filter
2) Samsung DA29-00003G filter
3) This product, Pureline PL 700 filter, which the manufacturer claims is a compatible replacement for a Samsung DA29-00003G filter, AND
4) the Pureline PL 700 box which clearly says it is compatible with the Samsung DA29-00003G filter.
Everything you need to know is in this picture.
By way of background, the HDX filter was the one that was in our Samsung Model RFG237AARS refrigerator when we moved in.
The Samsung filter in the picture was the last one I purchased as a replacement for the HDX filter and the one being replaced.
The Pureline filter and the box it came in are the ones I purchased most recently.
The reason it's not compatible has to do with the raised plastic irregular shape that is just above where the neck of the filter meets the body of the filter. If you look at the filter from HDX, you will see very clearly that there are three (3) distinct triangular shapes sitting atop a fourth thin rectangular shape that comprise the irregular raised shape. There are two (2) of them on each filter, on opposite sides of the filter from each other. These shapes are what allow you to completely turn and lock the filter into place in your refrigerator. These four shapes together are what the locking mechanism should look like on this filter for my Samsung refrigerator.
Samsung refuses to acknowledge that, at some point, they changed the locking mechanism shape In the refrigerators that are supposed to carry this model of filter. The newer filters will not lock into place on my model Samsung refrigerator. You can read about that online and some of the other reviews for these kinds of products. If you will look at the raised irregular shape on the Samsung filter, you will see that it looks similar to, but not exactly like, the shape on the HDX filter.
Namely, it is one solid shape on the Samsung filter. However if you buy this filter it will not work in your refrigerator without modification. Specifically the smallest of the three (3) triangles, the one on the left, is too big on this filter and it will not lock into place. However, this particular filter was modified with an x-acto/razor knife to cut down the size of that left most triangle so that it will fit and lock into place. Not taking credit for that solution, you can find another review online explaining how to do that on the reviews for that product. Please note however, if you blow the picture up you can see very clearly in the text on the filter that this Samsung made filter purports to be a compatible DA29-00003G filter.
Now we get to the Pureline filter. The reason I purchased the Pureline filter was because it was a much less expensive option than The HDX or Samsung filter. However, if you look at the raised irregular shape on this filter, it bears little resemblance to either of the other two filters. It too was one single solid shape like the Samsung made filter, but instead of having three (3) triangles across the top it has two (2) squares. Suffice it to say, I tried to install it and it does not lock into place. And again, their box packaging clearly states that this is supposed to be a compatible filter to replace a DA29-00003G filter!
I have no idea if this filter does what it's supposed to do in a refrigerator it will actually fit in, my review was solely based on the fact that it's labeled as working in a refrigerator that it doesn't work in. Looks like I'll have to go back to the more expensive option. Hope this review saves you some time and trouble.