How To Change Your Zero Water Filter: A Step-By-Step Guide

Zero water filters use carbon block technology to reduce contaminants in your drinking water. If you're looking to change your Zero water filter, the first thing you will need is a replacement. You'll need a replacement filter, a screwdriver, and a pair of pliers to change the filter. If you have trouble, you can bring your filter to an authorized Zero Water dealer for replacement.

Why Should You Change Your Zero Water Filter?

Before you upgrade to a zero water filter, here are some reasons why you should change your filter: 

Heavy metal contamination: Metal contaminants like lead, copper, and mercury are hard to eliminate. You should change your filter if your tap water has tested positive for lead, copper, or mercury. Metal contaminants like lead, copper, and mercury are challenging to remove from water. You should change your filter if your tap water has tested positive for lead, copper, or mercury. 

Mold buildup: Mold can increase the risk of a lung infection. The good news is that you can remove it with a good water filter. Mold can increase the risk of a lung infection. The good news is that you can remove it with a good water filter.

Before you upgrade to a zero water filter, here are some reasons why you should change your filter: 

Heavy metal contamination: Metal contaminants like lead, copper, and mercury are hard to eliminate. You should change your filter if your tap water has tested positive for lead, copper, or mercury. Metal contaminants like lead, copper, and mercury are challenging to remove from water. You should change your filter if your tap water has tested positive for lead, copper, or mercury. 

Mold buildup: Mold can increase the risk of a lung infection. The good news is that you can remove it with a good water filter. Mold can increase the risk of a lung infection. The good news is that you can remove it with a good water filter.

The Actions to Changing The Zero Water Filter

  • Begin by removing your old filter by unscrewing two screws on the filter. 
  • Slide the new replacement filter over the old filter. Open Your New Filter Take the new replacement filter out of its packaging. Clean off any dirt or fingerprints with a soft cloth.
  • Place the new replacement filter in place on your water pitcher. 
  • Insert the screwdrivers into the hole on the opposite side of the new filter. Then turn the screws on your replacement filter. 
  • Use the pliers to turn the screws on the new filter. The filter should now be in place. The end cap should face downward. When you are finished, replace the water filter cap. The new filter should easily slide into place after removing the rubber insert. Replace the rubber insert with the back of the pliers.
  • Make sure the switch is up and the filter won't leak.
  • Keep in mind; you should change your Zero Water Filter at least once every 30 days so that it continues to reduce your exposure to contaminants.

Step 1: Purchase a Replacement Filter

If you have a Zero Water filter, there's a good chance that you don't have a fully functioning filter. Even if you have a functioning filter, the filter could be clogged, so a replacement filter is necessary. Once you have your replacement filter, you'll need to purchase the brand and size you need and find a retailer that carries it. You can go through Amazon or your local online retailer like Home Depot. Purchase the size: If you're changing your filter, you'll need to make sure that it fits into your water purification system. If you can't, you'll need to return it for a full refund. 

Step 2: turning off the water

Remove your Zero water filter from the faucet, remove the rubber insert from the bottom, and turn off the water. 

Step 3: unscrewing the filter

Next, unscrew the four screws holding your filter in place. Some Zero water filters have a lever to pull to remove the filter, but many come without this. The filter should come with the post, but it's unnecessary to put it in.

Turning the filter around and screwing it back in, Once you unscrew the filter, take a new one out of the packaging. You can put it on your Zero water filter by sliding it in, but if you feel more comfortable with a bit of practice, I recommend placing the post in first. Now, slide the new filter in place. 

Step 4: Removing the old filter

  1. Pull the plastic plug out of the spring. 
  2. Unplug the filter head. 
  3. Using the pliers and a pair of vice grips, gently pull the plastic casing off the filter until you remove the black ring underneath. 
  4. Use the vice grips to remove the entire filter casing. 
  5. To remove the PVC coupler that holds the water bottle, use the screwdriver and the pliers to pry it off the filter head. 
  6. Carefully unscrew the entire filter head assembly from the pump motor housing. 
  7. Carefully remove the pieces from the bottom of the reservoir. 

Step 5: Install the New Filter

Because of the cut, you must disinfect the new filter by adding one teaspoon of chlorine bleach to the empty bottle or using a 50/50 solution of water and bleach. Plug the replacement filter's nozzle into the supply line and ensure the replacement filter's first opening is covered. Slowly pour in the water. 

Note: Never pour chlorine bleach directly into a water supply. You may need to consult the instruction manual for the Zero Water filter to see which part of the filter needs to be disinfected. 

Step 6: Put the Old Filter in the Trash

Put the old filter in the trash to keep the environment fresh.

Step 7: Test the Filter

You'll need to place the new filter in the water supply line and then test it by plugging it into the water supply. The water will produce bubbles for up to 15 seconds; then, it should be clear. If you see any bubbles after 15 seconds, or any watercolors or chemicals, it's not a suitable replacement. Examine the filter to ensure it's working correctly, then test it again. This process should be repeated until you cannot see bubbles or bubbles up for longer than 15 seconds. If you run into trouble, contact the Zero Water tech support team, who will provide you with an installation guide. 

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Conclusion

Zero water filters are super affordable and incredibly effective. They'll help you drink the cleanest water possible, and there's never a shortage of them available. You can find Zero Water's products on Amazon. If you are considering the investment, you can read a Zero Water filter review on waterev.com. If you want to buy a pair of Zero Water filters, read the pricing and purchase page.