How To Replace Filters in Reverse Osmosis System
If you own a reverse osmosis (RO) system, you must know the importance of replacing its filters. The filters are the heart of the RO system, and they keep your drinking water clean and healthy. Over time, the filters can get clogged with impurities, reducing the efficiency of your RO system. Fortunately, replacing the filters in a reverse osmosis system is not rocket science. In this blog post, we will walk you through a step-by-step guide on how to replace filters in your reverse osmosis system to keep your drinking water clean and fresh. So, read on to learn more!
1. Purchase the Correct Replacement Filter
When it comes to replacing the filters in your reverse osmosis system, the first step is to purchase the correct replacement filter for your specific system. It’s important to know the make and model of your system before purchasing replacement filters. Most systems require a sediment filter, carbon filter, and reverse osmosis membrane filter. You can often find replacement filter sets designed specifically for your system online or at your local hardware store. Once you’ve acquired the correct replacement filters, it’s time to move on to the next steps in the filter replacement process.
2. Shut Off the Water
To replace the filters in your reverse osmosis system, it is important to shut off the water supply before proceeding. This ensures that no water leaks occur during the filter replacement process. In addition, opening the faucet to relieve the water pressure in the reverse osmosis system is necessary. Once this is done, unscrew and remove each filter housing, one at a time, so that they can be replaced with new filters. It is essential to match the new filter with the filter label and install it by twisting it clockwise. This process should be repeated for each filter. Consider purchasing the FS-TFC 5-Stage Replacement Filter Set, which includes all the necessary filters for a complete system overhaul. For those looking to upgrade their system, the Nelsen Quick Change Twist & Loc System is an excellent choice. Finally, those with the FF-DFT8-600 system will need to replace the membrane element, which can be done by turning off the water and opening the dispensing tap downstream to release the pressure and drain the unit, then closing the tap.
3. Change the Carbon Post Filter Every 12 Months
In order to maintain the effectiveness and cleanliness of your reverse osmosis system, it is important to change the carbon post filter every 12 months. As mentioned earlier, this filter is responsible for polishing the water by removing any particles that could potentially harm the delicate RO membrane. This replacement process involves shutting off the water supply, pressing the red pressure-relief button (if present), and then unscrewing and removing each filter housing. Once the old filter is removed, it is important to match the new filter with the filter label and install it by twisting it clockwise. This process should be repeated for each filter housing. If you are looking for a convenient option, consider upgrading to a Nelsen Quick Change Twist & Loc System, or if you have an FF-DFT8-600 System, make sure to replace the membrane element as well. Overall, proper and timely filter replacements ensure optimal functioning and longevity of your reverse osmosis system.
4. Unscrew and Remove Each Filter Housing
After purchasing the correct replacement filter and shutting off the water, it is time to tackle the actual filter replacement process. This begins by unscrewing and removing each filter housing, one at a time. It may be necessary to use a filter wrench or strap wrench to help remove the housing. Once the housing is off, discard the old filter and wash the housing with dishwashing soap, rinsing it thoroughly to remove any soap residue. Then, match the new filter with the label of the one you just removed and install it by twisting it clockwise onto your system. Repeat this process for each filter housing. By properly and regularly replacing your reverse osmosis filters, you can maintain high-quality water for your home or business.
5. Match the New Filter with the Filter Label
After purchasing the correct replacement filters and shutting off the water, it’s time to match the new filter with the filter label. This step is crucial to ensure that the filters are installed properly, and everything functions correctly. The filter label typically indicates the type of filter to be installed, the order of installation, and the replacement period. Matching the new filter with the label helps avoid confusion and ensures that you install the filter in the right position. Once you have matched the new filter with the label, take off the cap, and install it by twisting it clockwise. Repeat the process for each filter until all the filters are installed correctly. Following these steps ensures that your reverse osmosis system functions effectively, providing clean, safe drinking water for you and your family.
6. Install the Filter by Twisting It Clockwise
Now that you have matched the new filter with the filter label, it’s time to install it. To do this, simply open the new filter and slot it straight into the housing. If you have a twist filter, turn it in an anticlockwise direction as you push it in until it stops moving. Then, twist it a quarter-turn clockwise to lock it securely in place. You should feel resistance when tightening it, indicating that the filter has been successfully installed. Repeat this process for every filter housing that you removed earlier. Remember to take your time and make sure each filter is properly installed, as a loose filter could result in poor water quality. Congratulations, you have successfully replaced the filters in your reverse osmosis system!
7. Repeat the Process for Each Filter
Once the first filter has been replaced, it’s time to repeat the process for each of the remaining filters. Take note that the sediment and carbon filters may have a different lifespan, so make sure to check the labels and replace them accordingly. The new filter should match the label that was just removed, and it can be installed by twisting it clockwise onto the system. Repeat this for each filter housing, making sure to screw them on securely. Remember to turn the water supply back on and check for any leaks. With the filters replaced, the reverse osmosis system will be able to provide clean, great-tasting water once again.
8. Consider Buying the FS-TFC 5-Stage Replacement Filter Set
When it comes to replacing your reverse osmosis system filters, it’s important to purchase the correct replacement filter. One option to consider is the FS-TFC 5-Stage Replacement Filter Set. This kit includes a 1-year high capacity filter replacement cartridge pack that is universal compatible for most standard systems. It’s designed specifically for the FS-TFC 5-stage water filter system (FS-RO-100G-A), and not suitable for 10″ standard RO water systems. By using this replacement filter set, you can ensure high quality filtration components are used on your system. Installing the filters is easy, and the process involves unscrewing and removing each filter housing, matching the new filter with the filter label, and installing it by twisting it clockwise. Upgrading to a quick change system such as the Nelsen Quick Change Twist & Loc System can also make the process of replacing filters easier. By considering the FS-TFC 5-Stage Replacement Filter Set, you can streamline the filter replacement process and ensure the ongoing quality of your water filtration system.
9. Upgrade to a Nelsen Quick Change Twist & Loc System
If you’re tired of spending time and energy on the laborious task of replacing filters in your reverse osmosis (RO) system, it may be time for an upgrade. The Nelsen Quick Change Twist & Loc System offers a hassle-free solution to filter changes with its easy-to-use design. With this system, you can upgrade to optimal levels of water filtration, reducing dissolved minerals, bad taste, and odors in your drinking water. In addition to its convenience, the Quick Change Twist & Loc System also boasts a 75 gpd daily capacity, providing plenty of clean water for your household needs. Say goodbye to the hassle of filter changes and hello to the ease of Nelsen’s Quick Change Twist & Loc System.
10. Membrane Element Replacement for FF-DFT8-600 System
When it comes to maintaining a reverse osmosis system, it’s important to not overlook the membrane element replacement. For the FF-DFT8-600 system, it’s recommended to change the membrane every 3 to 5 years. To begin the replacement process, first, turn off the water and disconnect the membrane element from the system. Then, remove the old element and properly dispose of it. When installing the new membrane element, make sure it matches the flow direction and secure it in place. Remember to flush the new membrane element for a few minutes to remove any impurities before reconnecting it to the system. With proper maintenance, the FF-DFT8-600 system can continue to provide clean and fresh drinking water for years to come.