• 1 micron rating and 1.67 GPM flow rate
  • Filters for sediment, chlorine taste and odor, chloramines, and scale
  • Sanitary quick change encapsulated cartridge allows fast and easy change-outs
  • 3,600 gallon capacity
UPC Code: 00054007981411
3M Water 101: How to Change a 3M Water Filter Replacement Cartridge

3M Water 101: How to Change a 3M Water Filter Replacement Cartridge

Hey everybody, Hemang here with today's Water 101 by 3M. Whether you have a 3M Foodservice Water Filtration System or you're considering getting one, there's one critical question that almost always comes up: how often do you change the cartridge? And how do you change it? Depending on the type of water filter, replacement water filters should be changed every 6-12 months, when the rated capacity is exceeded, or when the water-delivery flow rate is reduced- whichever comes first. As for changing the filter, your first instinct may be to simply crouch down and start looking for something to unscrew, but that would be a mistake. That's because there are actually 3 different 3M Foodservice water filter head styles that all work a little differently. Section 1: Types of Filtration Cartridge Head Styles. First, there are non-valved heads, which have the filter cartridge locked into the head. These require you to turn the water off by closing a valve upstream of the filter, then open the flush or sample valve downstream to relieve pressure from the filter, and press the yellow locking tab to release the cartridge. Now, you can twist the cartridge to the left and it will remove from the head. Failure to follow this non-valve head procedure properly could mean that you'll be cleaning up a water mess. Not fun. On the other hand, valved heads have a built-in shut-off valve, which substantially simplifies the process of cartridge replacement by not requiring an external shut-off valve being plumbed. Just the action of slowly turning the filter cartridge to the left will shut off the incoming water, depressurize the filter, and disengage the filter from the head. Just be sure to turn the filter *slowly* to the left. And finally, we have the manifold multi-heads, which looks different but works similarly to the non-valved head as far as the filter-change is concerned. Turn off the water by closing the valve upstream of the filter, open the flush valve or the sample valve downstream to relieve the pressure from the filter, press the yellow locking tab to release the filter cartridge, and twist the cartridge to the left to remove it from the head. Knowing which filter-head style you're dealing with can help you determine where you need to shut off the water. Section 2: How to Change the Cartridge. The replacement process is pretty simple. Now, with your new cartridge, remove the red cap and moisten the O-rings with water. Insert the new cartridge into the filter head, and turn it a quarter turn to the right slowly. For valved heads, this action automatically opens the built-in valve, but for non-valved heads or manifold multi-heads, you will need to manually open the inlet valve so you can check for leaks. Finally, don't forget to flush! Your user manual or performance data sheet will have a flush table, telling you approximately how much and how long you need to flush water through the cartridge to remove any air before it's ready to use. You will want to use the flush valve kit that is available from 3M to do so. That's it! Now that you've got the know-how, "WATER" you waiting for? Okay, sorry, the marketing team put that in the script. If you want to know your 3M Foodservice Water Filtration system better, consult your user manual or check out 3Mfoodservice.com.

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Watch this video to learn how to change your 3M Water Filter replacement cartridge (and how often you should do it).



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3M Cuno ScaleGard

3M Cuno ScaleGard

Announcing an exciting new breakthrough for the food service industry: 3M ScaleGard blend series of products! Better water means better business. A leading edge powerful system that combines high quality water filtration systems with mobile monitoring capabilities, which helps save money, provides water that pleases your customer's pallets, and monitors your water filtration equipment remotely. All this directly visible from the 3M filter monitor app available for smart phones, tablets, or PCs. No matter where you are, anywhere in the world. 3M ScaleGard blend series of products. A 3M proprietary technology for coffee, espresso, steamers, and combination ovens. The choice is clear. 3M ScaleGard blend series of products combine quadruple-action filtration. Protection against hard scale, corrosion, chlorine taste and odor, and chloramines. Our carbon block technology reduces chlorine taste and odor as well as chloramines that react with metal, plastic, and rubber materials, which may cause equipment damage. High-capacity, buffered ion exchange resin reduces calcium and magnesium ions that can cause hard scale build up on equipment. And, built-in corrosion protection incorporates a buffered resin to minimize shift in PH that could otherwise contribute to corrosion. 3M ScaleGard blend series of products. Delivering control at your fingertips. With an easy to operate, adjustable dial for precision blending. You control water quality simply by dialing in the desired level of total dissolved minerals for recipe quality water. The system even remembers previous blend settings when replacing cartridges. 3M ScaleGard blend series of products. With a convenient, sanitary quick-change cartridge for fast and easy change outs. And here's control: the power of water filtration meets the power of web and smart phone technology. Custom, quality water you can monitor from anywhere. An optional filtration monitor with innovative app that allows the operator to track the life cycle and status of multiple cartridges in multiple locations, directly from a smart phone, tablet, or PC, no matter where you are, from anywhere in the world. Imagine, right at your fingertips, the ability to manage and monitor and entire fleet of filtration cartridges through a password encrypted Wifi network. Letting your team know the real-time status of each and every cartridge, and when to replace them. It also comes in multiple languages. 3M ScaleGard blend series of products. For product consistency in taste, reduced maintenance and equipment down time, and the power of remote monitoring. Innovation from 3M.

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Have you ever wished you could monitor the quality of your water right from your smart phone? Well, now you can! With the new 3M ScaleGard blend series of products, you'll have complete control over the quality of the water being fed to your equipment from anywhere, at any time. Filtering for scale, chlorine, chloramines, and more, this water filtration system is perfect for a wide variety of applications.

3M Water Filtration Products 5615245 Specs
Capacity 3,600 Gallons
Filter Type Chlorine



Micron Rating 1 Microns
Service Flow Rate 1.67 GPM
Style Sanitary Quick Change
Type Filter Cartridges

3M Water Filtration Products 5615245 Details

This 3M HF35-CLS water filter cartridge is the perfect way to provide top-quality water for your business and serves as an alternate cartridge for the one that came standard with 3M HF160-CLS High Flow Series water filtration systems. The cartridge is designed to filter for sediment, chloramines, chlorine taste / odor, and scale to keep your water tasting fresh and clean, and to ensure that any equipment using that water will produce an acceptable final product. By reducing the scale in your water, you also prevent harmful mineral deposits which can accumulate on equipment and reduce efficiency. It boasts a 1 micron rating and a 1.67 GPM flow rate. The sanitary quick change encapsulated design makes it easy to switch out the filter and get back to work - just turn the old cartridge to slide it out, and rotate the new cartridge into place to lock it in with no need for a filter wrench or other tools. It should be changed out with a new cartridge every 3,600 gallons for best performance.

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