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Know Your Fridge Filter: OWF51

Water filters are typically built into modern refrigeration systems because of their ease of use. However, there are times when you will need to replace your refrigerator water filter. Knowing your filter, how it works, and how to replace it will help you to get it done faster and with more ease. This particular fridge filter, the OWF51 is a great replacement for the original Maytag UKF8001 filter and lasts approximately 6 months before it needs to be replaced. This ukf8001 refrigerator water filter is used in a variety of models including ones offered by major brands such as Maytag, Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Amana, Jenn-Air, Viking and many others.

ukf8001 Water Filter diagram

Filter Process

This fridge filter is very effective and helps remove toxins such as chlorine, lead, cysts, dirt, dust, and other contaminants from the water. It does this through the use of a carbon block . This block helps to reduce or remove the impurities or sediments. As a result, it reduces or removes chlorine tastes that are resent in unfiltered water. It also removes or reduces the chlorine odor that may be present. This is an economical alternative to other water substitutes that can prove to be very expensive. The price of one filter is much lower than bottled water over the course of six months. One of the water filters can provide up to six months of purified water or 200 gallons of water. The filter works not only for the drinking water but also the ice cubes that are made in the freezer. This product is made in the USA.

Changing Your Filter

The process to install your filter varies depending on the unit you are using.  Before attempting to replace your refrigerator water filter, you should read the instructions that are specific to your machine. Some of the instructions are the same no matter what device you are installing it in, however. First, you will need to immerse the filter in a pot of water for 15 minutes to get all of the air bubbles out of the carbon block and prepare it for filtration. Once you have placed the filter in your device, you must run approximately 20 cups of water through it in order to reach the clear and drinkable water. You will notice that black carbon particles come through the water with the first few glasses of water. Take some time to read the manual that comes with your machine so you are fully aware of the installation process. Also, remember to change your filter every six months for the cleanest water and a filter that is functioning to its fullest ability.

Summary Of OWF51 or UKF8001 filter Specifications:

      • Reduces chlorine taste and odor.
      • Carbon block method used to remove or reduce impurities and sediments.
      • Ideal substitute to other expensive clean water options.
      • Good for 6 months or up to 200 gallons of water.

Replacement Filter Reminder

Although this filter does a great job of filtering water, it will not last forever. Keep in mind that it will last for up to 6 months or 200 gallons of water. Make it a priority to replace your filter every 6 months, or more if it is used more frequently, for the optimal results. A dirty filter cannot provide clean water so replace when needed! If the ukf8001 filter is not your model, here is a quick list of our other popular fridge filters: MWF, DA29-00020B, 4396508, DA29-00003G, 4396710, W10295370 and the ADQ36006101 filter.

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