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How to Replace Your 3M Water Filter

Water filters should be changed every 6 months or less, depending on your geographic location. Why? When your water filter becomes clogged, bacterium and minerals build up in the tubing of your equipment which not only affects the taste of your water or ice, but could also shorten its lifespan. Spare yourself the cost of a service call (or a new piece of equipment) and watch how easy it is to replace your filter!

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Do you ever notice that your ice might be a little off? Might smell funny, taste funny, or just downright looks a little cloudy? Odds are that your ice machine filter needs to be replaced.

The important part of a water filter is that it’s going to filter out the harmful contaminants in the water, such as bacteria and hard minerals. The downfall is that these hard minerals over time can build up on the inside of your ice machine and create worse problems for you. So your expensive piece of equipment can turn into an expensive service call. Or worse yet, another expensive piece of equipment. So here’s how you correctly replace your water filter.

So to talk about commercial water filters, we have our in-house, NATE certified service technician, Paul Lecompte. Paul?

Thanks, Chris.

So today we’re going to talk about how easy it is to identify, order and replace your filter. Here I have the 3M Cuno filter. So go up to your filter, you might find this located on the back of your ice machine, you might find it on the wall behind of your piece of equipment.

First thing you need to do is look at the filter. Here we have the HF20-S. So that’s all you need to know, give us a call, and order up your filter. We’ll deliver it in a few business days and then you can install it.

Alright so changing your filter is really easy. You do not need to call a service company to do this.

First thing you need to do is turn off your piece of equipment that your water filter is supplying. Next, you come over and shut off the water supply to the filter. Once you’ve done that now, there’s no more pressure left in the filter.

3M makes this super easy. All you need to do is pull the head of your filter, grab the filter itself and give it a quarter turn to the left. It’ll come right out. You might get a little bit of water dripping out, but there’s a check valve in there so all the water won’t come flying out. Go ahead and grab your new filter, insert it into the bottom, give it a quarter turn and you’re ready to go.

The 3M filters come pre-charged and do not need any flushing. So once you install it, all you do is very slowly open the valve and you can hear the water fill up the filter and go to the machine. Turn your machine back on and make sure it’s in operating mode and you’re good to go.

One more thing you might want to do is right here you’ll have a floating orange needle. You’re going to want to set that as low as you can possibly get it because it’s going to rest next to the black needle. It’s going to tell you how much pressure is going through the filter when you first install it. And then it’ll give you a reference point as the pressure drops in your filter how much it’s dropped since you’ve install it. If the black needle ever gets into the red zone, your filter is completely clogged. You call us right away and we’ll get a new one out to you.

And that’s how you replace a commercial water filter. Thanks Paul, seems pretty easy and it seems like everyone can do it. Be sure if you have any questions call our sales floor directly, or click the links below. Be sure if you liked what you saw today subscribe to our channel.

And on behalf of Tundra Restaurant Supply, this is Paul LeCompte and I’m Chris Tavano. Until next time, guys.

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