How to replace the filters of your Reverse Osmosis System - RO Diy Guide

How to change ro system filters

If this is the first time you change the filters of your reverse osmosis system, the whole process might look a bit complicated to you.

Let me assure you, it is not.

All you need is the new filter, a bucket, and about 20 minutes of your time. If your system came with a housing wrench, you would need that one too.

And here are the steps you have to take:

  • If you have an ice maker connected to your reverse osmosis system, turn it off first.
  • Then turn off the water to your RO system.
  • In a next step, you need to empty the whole system by opening the ro faucet and wait until the tank is empty.
  • Now you can unscrew the filter canisters by turning them to the left. Some filter systems like the iSpring come with a housing wrench.

Does this sound too complicated?

If your reverse osmosis water filter system has filters that are inside a reusable housing, this might be a good time to clean the housing before you put in the new filters.

Caution: Some filters only work when used in a certain direction.

To put the new filters in, you just go through these steps backwards.

For all of you who prefer visuals to written instruction, watch this. Michael Borders made a pretty good video about the filter change procedure.

We reviewed the best reverse osmosis water filter systems here and added a buyer's guide as well for you.

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