Changing Your HDX Filter
For changing your HDX filter, follow these simple steps:
1. Remove the old filter from your HDX.
2. Insert the new filter and make sure it’s properly in place.
3. You don’t have to turn off the water supply for this process.
That’s it! Simple and easy, with no hassle.
Flushing a New Filter
After changing the filter, it’s recommended to flush it before use. This is what you need to do:
1. Run between 2 to 4 gallons of water through the new filter to clear impurities and prevent sputtering.
2. Check for leaks around the filter.
That’s all there is to it! You’re good to go.
Running Your New Water Filter
To install or replace the filter, remove the faucet assembly by unscrewing the threaded mounting nut. After installing each new filter cartridge, run cold water for 5 minutes to rinse it. It’s recommended to replace the filter every three months for best performance.
If you’re using a fridge filter, it’s recommended to run four gallons of water through the line after replacing the filter to properly flush the new filter.
Drinking Water After Filter Replacement
If you’re wondering whether or not it’s safe to drink water right after changing the filter, the answer is yes, but it’s recommended to flush the filter before use to avoid the bitter taste caused by carbon.
Importance of Flushing Your Water Filter
Not flushing your filter when it’s time to replace it can result in it no longer working at optimum capacity, and may stop doing its job altogether. Therefore, it’s important to replace your water filter and flush it according to the instructions given above.
Testing Your Whole-House Water Filter
The best way to determine if your whole-house water filter is working correctly is to test it before and after the water passes through it. This performance test will check its effectiveness in reducing or eliminating potentially harmful contaminants in your water.
Flushing a New Refrigerator Filter
When you replace the refrigerator water filter, it’s recommended to run between three to five gallons of water through it to flush impurities and prevent sputtering. For refrigerators without water, it’s advised to throw out the first two batches of ice.