Tuesday, August 18, 2015

How do I Flush my Refrigerator Water Filter?

When replacing your refrigerator water filter, it is recommended to "flush" your filter before use. Most refrigerator water filters are made up of a carbon mediablock. Through shipping and handling, bits and pieces of the carbon block may become loose inside your filter. Although drinking it won't hurt you, most people prefer to run water through the filter because of the bitter taste carbon can leave in your mouth.

Flushing your newly installed refrigerator water filter is easy! All you need are a few supplies and a newly installed refrigerator water filter. Not sure how to replace your filter? We suggest you consult your refrigerator manual for further instructions on replacing your water filter.

What you will need:
  • Large pitcher
  • Rag or towel to place on the floor
  • Sink 
Step 1 
Place the rag or towel on the ground to absorb any water spills.

Step 2
Determine how many times you will need to fill your container to flush 3 -5 gallons of water

Step 3
Place your container under the water dispenser and fill. The water will probably look cloudy and may have small carbon particles. This is normal and why you should flush your water filter before use. You can pour the water directly down the drain. 

Step 4
It usually takes 3 to 5 gallons of water to completely flush your new water filter.

You're all set! If you need a new filter be sure to visit our online sales and grab one!