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Know Your Fridge Filter: UKF8001AXX-750

The UKF8001AXX-750 is a high-quality aftermarket refrigerator water filter that is designed to replace the popular UKF8001 Model Filter.  The UKF8001AXX-750 replacement filter can fit into a variety of refrigerator brands and models.  Dirty water doesn’t stand a chance with when you install this brand new filter.  If you think tap water is gross, you haven’t had filtered water before.  Save money and the planet by ditching water bottles and drinking clean, better tasting filtered tap water in your own home.

How Does It Work?

The filtration process begins every time you push the button or lever on your fridge to fill up your cup.  Water enters your fridge from your home’s water supply and gets pushed into the filter’s inner chamber.  The water is then pushed through a block of activated carbon, and comes out clean on the other side.  This all happens within a few seconds and you end up with clean and clear water in your cup.UKF8001 Water Filter diagram

Activated carbon is the key in the filtering process.  This form of carbon is specially engineered to work as a filtering substance.  It’s processed to consist of millions of tiny pores (sort of like a super sponge).  However, it’s different from a sponge because sponges soak up and hold liquid.  That’s called absorption, but the UKF8001AXX-750 utilizes adsorption.  This means the liquid, water in this case, is filtered through the activated carbon, and the only thing that adheres to its surface is impurities.  Possible impurities that stick to the pores are chlorine, bacteria, and mold.

The UKF8001AXX-750 fridge filter is especially effective at removing the taste and odor of chlorine, which exists in small amounts in all tap water.  Chlorine is what your city most likely uses to disinfect the public water supply.  While the dose is miniscule by the time you drink it, it still can leave a chemical taste or smell.  Read one of our past blog posts to really see what is in your tap water.

Installing Your Filter

Installing your new fridge filter is easier than most household chores.  The compartment for the UKF8001AXX-750 should be located in the upper right hand corner of your refrigerator.  From there, you will either see a housing with a tab on the bottom or a button right on the front.  If there is a recessed tab on the bottom, just pull it towards you to unlock the housing.  If the button is on the front simply push it to unlock the filter.  After unlocking the housing, the cover should drop down and expose the old filter.

  1. To remove the old filter, gently turn it counterclockwise until it releases from the compartment.
  2. Then all you have to do is pull it straight out.
  3. Reverse the process to install your new filter.
  4. Close the fridge filter cover.

Every time you perform a replacement, be sure to flush water through the new filter for approximately 5 minutes to prepare it for use.

ukf8001 filtered water in glassRoutine Filter Changes

As wonderful as the UKF8001AXX-750 refrigerator filter is, it does not last forever.  After continual use, the block of activated carbon will begin to degrade in quality.  This means a lower quality of water.  If it’s not changed soon enough, health issues may occur as well as potential maintenance issues.  We recommend that you replace your filters at least twice a year.

To find out if the UKF8001AXX-750 is right for your family’s fridge head over to our easy-to-use Filter Finder.

2 thoughts on “Know Your Fridge Filter: UKF8001AXX-750”

    • The ClearChoice brand is made in Greenwood, Indiana! Whirlpool, Maytag and other name brands usually ship theirs in from China or Taiwan

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