Replacing water filters are among one of the easiest DIY tasks in your kitchen. Your water filter should be replaced every 6 months or earlier, depending on your geographic region. Why? When your water filter becomes clogged, bacterium and minerals can buildup inside of the tubing in your machine; this not only affects the taste of your ice or water, but also can shorten the lifespan of your machine. Watch below to find out just how easy it is to replace your filter!Shop Water Filters
Hi, I’m Chris Tavano for Tundra Restaurant Supply and today we’re going to talk about commercial water filters. And with me I have our in-house NATE certified service technician to walk us through the details.
Alright, so today we’re going to talk about identifying the water filters so you can reorder the one sitting on your wall. Typically these are found either on the your wall behind your piece of equipment or even sometimes mounted to the back of your piece of equipment.
So, first off, we have to order a new filter. How do we do that? Well, if you look at the filter right over here is a model number. So this one has 2G2433. So you call Tundra, you give us that number and we’ll ship one right out to you.
So when you get the filter, now you go, “Well, now I have to call a service guy to get this changed.” No you don’t, it’s very simple. All you do is go up to your piece of equipment. What you want to do is shut off your ice machine, You don’t what it asking for water when you don’t have water going to it. So shut off the machine.
Then when you come over to your filter you’ll see here, this is the water shut off valve. So go ahead and shut off your water here. And over here is the pressure relief hose. You should have one of these attached to your filter system and it’s usually coiled up right behind your filter. Come over here and release the pressure. Now there’s not going to be any pressure within the filter. Then just simply do a quarter turn and gently wiggle it out. You’ll throw that one away, grab your new filter, bring it back, insert into the socket…a quarter ticket and you have installed your filter.
This hose right here, what you’ll want to do then is hopefully this is right near a floor sink drain or maybe you can get a bucket, that kind of thing. Because we need to flush the filter. Every carbon filter is going to have a little carbon come out of there, and it’s also filled up with air, so we need to fill it up with water before we let the water go to the machine.
So what you want to do is make sure this valve is fully open, have your hose in a drain or a bucket, and go ahead and slowly turn on the water pressure. And then, let this flow into the drain for about 5 minutes. You want it to really flush out that cartridge.
Some of the other things you can look for is that you’ll want to change your cartridge every six months, or, pay attention to the gauge. When the machine is asking for water it’s going to have a flow rate, it’s going to be flowing water, and if this gauge gets down into the red zone your filter’s clogged so it’s time to change it.
So your water filter should be changed every six months on average, depending on the water quality in your region. So don’t let the cost of a water filter prevent you from changing your water filter regularly. Trust me, it’s worth it to not sacrifice the quality of your water. Plus, less service calls equals less money spent by you. And that’s what we’re trying to do, save you money.
So hopefully we made it pretty easy to identify and correctly replace your water filters today. If you need any more information, please click the links below. And don’t forget to subscribe. And I’m Chris Tavano for Tundra Restaurant Supply. Thanks.