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Video Guide for Your New Pitcher Filter

Whether you’ve just received your first Clearly Filtered pitcher or you are opening a replacement filter, these steps will show you how to prep it like a pro. Let’s jump right in.

So, you’re getting ready to use a fresh filter. What a great feeling! Here are some steps that will prime it for its first use and make sure it operates at peak performance throughout its long 100 gallon lifespan.

Step One: Soak the filter

Remove the antiseptic sticker

 

The first step is soaking the filter. It contains dry filtration material that has been compacted inside. The soaking step helps to loosen that dense material and prepare it to absorb contaminants. First, remove the antiseptic sticker covering the top of your filter.

 

Soak the filter 

 

Then, fill a bowl or your pitcher with water and place the filter in the water. It may float, so placing something on top of the filter will help to keep it submerged. If you are soaking it in your pitcher, inserting the reservoir will keep the filter down. Let the filter soak for 10-15 minutes. 

Step Two: Flush your filter

Attach the flushing disk

 

 

The second step is to flush the filter. This step loosens the filtration material further which in turn allows water to pass through the filter more smoothly. First, attach the flushing disk.

 

Flush the filter 

 

 

Then, hold the white flushing adapter up to your faucet firmly. Turn your water on and gradually increase the water pressure to about medium-high over the course of about one minute. It is entirely normal and expected for some water to spill over the sides when flushing the filter.

If your faucet isn’t quite the right size for the flushing adapter or if you just don’t want to flush the filter, there is an alternate option. Simply skip the flushing step altogether and continue the soaking step for 4-5 hours. That will allow water to fully saturate the filter and prepare it for filtering.

 

Step Three: Installing your filter

Remove the flushing disk

 

 

The third step is to install the filter into your pitcher. First, remove the flushing disk from the top of the filter.

 

Screw the filter onto the reservoir 

 

 

Then, remove the lid to your pitcher and pull the upper reservoir up and out of the pitcher. Screw the top of the filter onto the bottom of the reservoir. Be sure to leave the gasket on the filter as it will prevent tap water from leaking over the sides of the filter.

 

Slide the reservoir back into the pitcher

 

 

Next, slide the reservoir and the attached filter back into your pitcher.

Filling the reservoir

 

Then fill the reservoir with water. After a few moments you will see water begin to trickle out of the bottom of the filter. It will take an average of 15 – 20 minutes for a full upper reservoir of water to empty into your pitcher.

 

Step Four: Enjoy your clean and safe water!

 Last, but not least, watch fresh clean water flow from your new filter and into your pitcher. 

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Comments
Posted on Jul 25, 2019 by Judi Geldermann

I’m now trying the alternate option as well. The flushing didn’t work as it didn’t fit well on my faucet; and, after trying to flush and attaching the filter, once I added the water it didn’t drip slowly into the pitcher……it actually ran down the sides of the filter and tiny drips……..hoping by flushing for another 4-5 hours it will prepare it as now I’m getting a chemical taste in the water………..here’s hoping

Posted on Feb 15, 2019 by Evelyn Clarke

Hi – so glad I read this since the flushing step is my least favorite! Thanks for the tip!

“if just don’t want to flush the filter, there is an alternate option. Simply skip the flushing step altogether and continue the soaking step for 4-5 hours. That will allow water to fully saturate the filter and prepare it for filtering.”
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