WSM-2 Refrigerator Water Filters
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How To Install The UKF8001 Filter:
- Remove old filter cartridge by grasping and gently turning counterclockwise until it releases from the filter head
- Insert new filter into filter head and rotate clockwise until the filter stops. Close the filter cover
- Run water continuously through dispenser for 4 gallons (approximately 5 minutes) until water runs steady and sputtering stops. NOTE: during initial use allow about a 1-2 minute delay in water dispersal to allow internal water tank to fill
- Reset water filter change notification by following instructions in owners manual
Marvel at the specifications of our UKF8001 compatible filters.
|Change Frequency||6 Months||6 Months|
|Filtering Capacity||300 Gallons||300 Gallons|
|Contaminants Filtered||Chlorine, Taste, Odor||Chlorine, Taste, Odor, Sediment, Sand, Rust & Other Particulates|
|NSF Rating||-||42, 53|
|Flow Rate||.5 GPM||.78 GPM|
|Pressure Range||30-100 PSI||30-120 PSI|
|Operating Temperature||33-100 °F||33-100 °F|
"Both the OEM Maytag and the aftermarket EcoAqua replacement filters are excellent at reducing and removing contaminants like dirt, chlorine, chemicals and minerals found in your water supply. The OEM Maytag replacement has been tested and certified to meet both NSF Standard 42 and Standard 53. This means that the filter has been put through scrutinous tests to certify that it truly reduces chlorine and removes other unwanted impurities in your water. The EcoAqua replacement has very similar characteristics to the OEM, like filtering capacity, but it comes in at a much lower price. The primary difference between the OEM and aftermarket filter is the price and NSF Standard certifications, though some non-NSF rated filters are still constructed from NSF rated parts. However, we still recommend the aftermarket EcoAqua replacement filter due to it's affordable price and comparable filtration to the OEM."
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.