UFK5001AXX Refrigerator Water Filters
Learn More About The UFK5001AXX Filter
How To Install The UKF7003 Filter:
- Remove old filter cartridge by grasping and gently turning counterclockwise until it releases from the filter head - discard
- Line up the cartridge ears so it can be inserted into the filter head. Rotate the cartridge into the head. Twist the cartridge 1/4 turn clockwise until it locks into place
- Run water continuously through dispenser for 3 gallons until water runs steady and sputtering stops
- Reset water filter change notification by following instructions in owners manual
Marvel at the specifications of our UKF7003 compatible filters.
|Change Frequency||6 Months||6 Months|
|Filtering Capacity||300 Gallons||416 Gallons|
|Contaminants Filtered||Chlorine, Taste, Odor||Chlorine, Taste, Odor, Sediment, Sand, Rust & Other Particulates|
|NSF Rating||-||42, 53|
|Flow Rate||.5 GPM||.5 GPM|
|Pressure Range||20-120 PSI||30-125 PSI|
|Operating Temperature||33-100 °F||33-100 °F|
The UKF7003 model filter comes in a multitude of brands to choose from, each brand showcasing its own strengths to appeal to your filter usage. The original OEM filter is manufactured by Maytag. It is the only brand filter to meet NSF International Standards 42 and 53. Such high marks by NSF International indicate a superior water quality product the other three aftermarket brands cannot match, as none were awarded such certifications. The other three aftermarket brands include; EcoAqua, Swift Green, and Supco. The EcoAqua brand UKF7003 however is the most money friendly if you are focused on watching your budget. All four of the brands for the UKF7003 model have equally fast flow rates that dispense water at half a gallon per minute. All four of the brands have similar gallon holding capacities, however Maytag slightly edges out its competition with a class-leading 416 gallons.
NSF/ANSI Standard 42
Filters tested against NSF/ANSI Standard 42 (aesthetic effects) are certified to reduce specific aesthetic or non-health-related contaminants (chlorine, taste and odor, and particulates) that may be present in public or private drinking water. See filter performance data sheet or manufacturer's packaging for details.
NSF/ANSI Standard 53
Filters tested against NSF/ANSI Standard 53 (health effects) are certified to reduce specific health-related contaminants, such as Cryptosporidium, Giardia, lead, volatile organic chemicals (VOCs), MTBE (methyl tertiary-butyl ether), etc., that may be present in public or private drinking water. See filter performance data sheet or manufacturer's packaging for details.
Filters Without NSF Ratings
Some filters that are not NSF rated are still constructed from NSF rated components.
Refrigerator Water Filter Tip #4:
The main ingredient in almost all water filters is activated carbon, which is a form of carbon that has been processed to make it extremely porous and thus to have a very large surface area available for absorption of chemicals and impurities.