A How To Guide To RO Filter Replacements
How do you change the filter on your reverse osmosis system? Although every model is unique, there are steps that can be applied across all RO filter replacements. Before you start, make sure to read the manual. It will likely contain detailed instructions on how to replace your filter.
- Wash your hands before the reverse osmosis filter change.
- Turn off the water supply.
- Close the storage tank valve
- Open the RO faucet to depressurize it. Drain any water from the RO faucet. Close the faucet when the dripping stops.
- Place a bowl underneath the system.
- To remove the prefilter housing, turn clockwise. You may need a strap wrench or a filter wrench. To prevent water from escaping, a towel is an excellent idea. A bucket is useful for placing the filters.
- Warm water can be used to wash the interior of your housings if necessary. You can clean the system with unscented household bleach or another suitable sanitizer. Rinse thoroughly after rinsing.
- Install the prefilter(s). Before you attach the housings, make sure that all O-rings (black rubber), are in good order. You can replace the O-rings (black rubber) and/or grease them with silicone grease if necessary. The housings can be tightened with a wrench but not too tightly.
- Pull the tubing out by pushing in the collet. Continue to the opposite end. To replace the cartridge, remove the cartridge. (Check the arrow for flow direction). To reconnect the filter, simply push the tubing into the fittings. Pull back on the tubing to ensure a secure connection.
- Restart the water supply.
- Turn on the RO Tank Valve.
- After the system has been flushed for approximately one minute, open the filter water dispenser to let it air out.
- Check for leaks.
- Close the faucet and let the tank fill up.
- After changing the filter, you should dispose of 1 to 2 full tanks. Discolored water may appear at first from your faucet. This is nothing to worry about. It is simply carbon fines being flushed and should disappear after the second flush.
Hopefully, this was a helpful RO filter replacement guide. Make sure you change the battery if your RO faucet has an indicator for filter changes. For a reverse osmosis water filtration system or Ro filter replacements contact us today.