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The refrigerator filter needs to be rinsed before use

September 22 2021

In addition to the regular replacement of the pur filter 4396841 of the refrigerator, it also needs to be rinsed before it is used. Flushing the refrigerator filter means that you have to let the water run through it several times before drinking.

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Reasons for flushing the filter


No matter what brand of refrigerator you own, your refrigerator filter is likely to contain carbon media blocks. When the filter is properly installed, the water will flow through the filter, and the carbon media will capture any particles and contaminants in the water before distributing the water.


The manufacturing and transportation process may cause the carbon particles in the filter media to loosen. If you see tiny carbon in the water after installing a new filter, or the water looks turbid and gray, don't worry. this is normal! If you ingest carbon blocks, they are not harmful, but you should avoid drinking this water because it may have a bitter taste.


How to flush the refrigerator filter?


If you check the installation instructions for the 9030 water filter, it may suggest that you run 3-5 gallons of water through the refrigerator water filter before drinking. If your refrigerator does not have water but has an ice maker, you need to discard the first two batches of ice.


To rinse the refrigerator filter, follow these 4 simple steps:


1. Take a large container suitable for the refrigerator water dispenser. This can be a large cup, a large drinking glass, or anything that can be conveniently and comfortably placed under the dispenser.


2. Put the container in the water dispenser, and then start to dispense water to fill the container.


Note: The number of times you need to fill the container depends on the type of container you use. For example, if you are using a 4 cup measuring cup, you need to fill it 4 times to make a gallon.


3. Pour the water into the sink, or you can keep the water to water any plants (the carbon chips will not harm the plants).


4. Repeat steps 1-3 until 3-5 gallons of water are rinsed.


The wf3cb water filter can be more effective after being rinsed. Therefore, do not rush to use when changing the filter. Rinse it is the correct way.


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