know your fridge filter: 8001

Know Your Fridge Filter: 8001

Product Descriptionglass of water from UKF8001 filter

The 8001 refrigerator water filter is an inexpensive and highly effective filtration device.  Designed to fit a number of refrigerator brands and models, it’s a purchase you won’t regret.  Utilizing a scientifically tested filtration process, the 8001 fridge filter removes impurities that can be found in your home’s tap water.  This filter is an after-market replacement for the UKF8001 refrigerator water filter.  Better tasting ice and water is possible with the 8001 fridge filter.  You’ll never want to go back to drinking unfiltered water again.

UKF8001 water filterWater Filtration Process

Backed by its scientifically tested filtration method, the 8001 filter removes tiny particles from your tap water supply.  Activated carbon is the key behind this effective filtration process.  What is activated carbon you ask?  Activated carbon is created when carbon is engineered to have increased surface area, which forms a porous substance.  This substance adsorbs those unwanted materials better.  Adsorption, unlike absorption, is the when a gas, liquid, or dissolved solid adheres to a surface.

The process begins when water starts to enter the filter from your home water supply.  As the water is pushed through an inner chamber, it comes into contact with the activated carbon.  The carbon traps undesirable particles as the water passes through.
Substances that can be found in your water supply include, mold, bacteria, asbestos, lead, cysts, and chlorine.  The water that passes through to the other side is healthy, clean, and better tasting.  This process takes place quickly every time you push the button or lever on your fridge, resulting in clean water whenever you want.

How to Install Your Filter

The 8001 filter is easy to install in the matter of a few minutes.  The placement of these filters is generally in the upper right corner of the refrigerator.  Simply follow the steps, depending on if your filter is a push or pull release:       

If it is a push tab, the tab will be located in the front of the filter housing:

  1. Push the tab inward to open the housing.
  2. Turn the filter counterclockwise until it releases.
  3. Pull the filter straight out.
  4. Simply reverse the process to replace the filter.

If it is a pull tab, it will be recessed on the underside of the front of the cover:

  1. Pull the recessed tab forward to release the hatch.
  2. Twist the filter one quarter counterclockwise.
  3. Pull the filter straight out.
  4. Simply reverse the process to replace the filter.

After replacing your filter, run approximately 2 gallons of water through the filter before using it.

Routine Water Filter Replacement

As wonderful as water filters are, just like anything else, they cannot last forever.  The activated carbon eventually degrades after filtering water over time.  Degraded carbon is less effective at filtering out undesirable substances from your water supply.  An old filter can potentially raise a number of issues such as increased energy costs and health risks.  We recommend that you replace your filter at least once every six months to have clean water all of the time. For quality fridges filters at affordable prices, be sure to check out our filter finder to find the best filter to suit your needs.

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