How to Change a Pur Water Filter

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Using a Pur faucet-mounted filter removes impurities in the water used for drinking and cooking. After a while, however, the filter cartridge will become full and the water will stop coming through the filter. At this point, the filter cartridge needs to be replaced. It doesn't take long and soon the water will taste good again.

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  • Towel
  • New Pur filter cartridge
  • Soapy water, vinegar or mild bleach solution

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    How to Change a Pur Faucet-mount Water Filter

  1. 1

    Unscrew and remove the front cover of the water filter's faucet housing. Sometimes it is difficult to remove; wrapping a towel around the lid helps provide traction.

  2. 2

    Remove the old filter cartridge. If it is difficult to grab, turn the sink's faucet on slowly. The water pressure will push the old filter cartridge out making it easier to grab. Discard the old filter cartridge.

  3. 3

    Clean the outside of the front cover of the faucet housing. This can be done using soapy water or white vinegar. If there is a residue build-up, pour bleach mixed with water over it. Rinse thoroughly.

  4. 4

    Open the package for the new filter cartridge and remove the filter cartridge. Point the arrow on the top of the cartridge towards the top of the faucet housing. Insert the filter cartridge into the faucet housing and gently push it inward until it snaps.

  5. 5

    Replace the front cover of the faucet housing and tighten. Be careful not to overtighten. Turn the water switch on the faucet housing. Turn the sink's water on to a tricklefor 5 minutes to flush the filter cartridge. There might be fine black carbon particles in the water. This is not harmful and will be removed during the flushing.

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