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Know Your Fridge Filter: SGF-M9

Do you know what’s in your unfiltered tap water? Throughout its journey from natural water sources to your home, tap water is susceptible to contamination from a variety of sources.  Sometimes water treatment facilities fail to remove every impurity that may be present in your water supply.

Protect your household from potentially harmful contamination by using a refrigerator water filter like the SGF-M9 fridge filter.  Designed as an aftermarket replacement filter for the UKF8001 water filter, the SGF-M9 is an efficient and effective tool to eliminate tap water contamination.  The SGF-M9 filter is compatible in a variety of popular refrigerator brands and models including fridges by Maytag, KitchenAid, Amana, Whirlpool, Viking, as well as others.  Using this fridge filter in your household is a cost-effective way to provide your home with crystal clear and healthy drinking water.

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ukf8001 Filter DiagramFiltration Process

The SGF-M9 water filter replacement can remove unwanted contaminants from your home’s tap water supply, but how exactly does it manage this? The answer lies within the filter cartridge and it’s called “activated carbon”.  This form of carbon is extremely porous which gives it exponentially more surface area.  The increased surface area of activated carbon makes it an effective tool to capture and hold foreign particulate in tap water.  A block of activated carbon is placed in an inner chamber of the filter cartridge and makes it possible to remove chlorine taste, odor, lead, and other undesirable minerals from your drinking water.

As water rushes into the filter from your fridge’s water line, it passes over the block of activated carbon in the filter cartridge.  The carbon captures and holds onto foreign particulate in the tap water as it flows over.  Clean water is allowed to pass through the carbon and is then pushed back out of the filter.  This process occurs in seconds! The end result is clear, clean, pathogen-free drinking water available for consumption at all times.

How to Install the SGF-M9 Filter

Changing your fridge filter isn’t a difficult process, and it can be done in a matter of minutes.  Locate your filter in your fridge. This is typically found in the upper right-hand corner of the fridge.  The filter housing will have one of two different types of housing – push or pull. Once located, you can install the new filter by following these simple steps:

PUSH – Tab located in the front of the filter housing

  • Push the tab inwards to release the housing.
  • Turn the filter counterclockwise until you feel it release.
  • Once unlocked, the filter can be pulled straight out.
  • To install the new filter, reverse this process.

PULL – Pull the recessed tab on the underside of the filter housing

  • Pull the tab towards you to release the filter housing.
  • Twist the filter counterclockwise until it releases from the housing.
  • Once released, the filter can be pulled straight out.
  • To install a new filter, reverse this process.

A newly installed filter should be flushed before its initial use. Run about 2 gallons of water through the new filter to ensure that any water produced will be clean and drinkable

ukf8001 replacement filter: 4396510Why You Need to Change Your Filter

Nothing compares to the peace of mind you receive from knowing that your drinking water is crystal clear, better-tasting, and most importantly – healthy. But just because you have your SGF-M9 filter installed and in-use does not mean you can simply forget about it forever.  As a fridge filter goes through continual use, the water passing over the carbon can cause it to degrade, which causes the carbon to lose its efficacy.  This can lead to a drop in water quality.

To prevent this, make sure you are making routine filter changes as recommended.  The recommended time to change your filter is at least once every six months.  Doing this should ensure that your home is always supplied with the purest quality of drinking water.

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