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F
ILTRATION SYSTEM
Water filter removal and
installation
WARNING
To avoid serious illness or death, do
not use unit where water is unsafe or
of unknown quality without adequate
disinfection before or after use of filter.
CAUTION
Bypass cap DOES NOT filter
water. Be sure to have replacement
cartridge available when filter
change is required.
If water filtration system has been
allowed to freeze, replace filter car-
tridge.
If system has not been used for
several months, and water has an
unpleasant taste or odor, flush sys-
tem by dispensing 2-3 glasses of
water. If unpleasant taste or odor
persists, change filter cartridge.
Initial installation of
water filter
Remove blue bypass cap and retain
for later use.
(SELECT MODELS)
Remove sealing label from end of filter
and insert into filter head.
• Rotate gently clockwise until filter
stops and snap filter cover closed.
Reduce water spurts by flushing air
from system. Run water continuously
for 2 minutes through dispenser until
water runs steady.
• Additional flushing may be required
in some households where water is
of poor quality.
Replacing water filter
IMPORTANT: Air trapped in system may
cause water and cartridge to eject. Use
caution when removing.
Turn filter counterclockwise until it
releases from filter head.
Drain water from filter into sink and
dispose in normal household garbage.
Wipe up excess water in filter cover.
Remove sealing label from end of filter
and insert into filter head.
• Rotate gently clockwise until filter
stops and snap filter cover closed.
Reduce water spurts by flushing air
from system. Run water continuously
for 2 minutes through dispenser until
water runs steady.
• Additional flushing may be required
in some households where water is
of poor quality.
When do i change the
water filter?
Filter should be changed every 6 months.
IMPORTANT: Condition of water and
amount used determines life span of
water filter cartridge. If water use is high,
or if water is of poor quality, replacement
may need to take place more often.
How do i order a
replacement filter
cartridge?
To order a replacement filter cartridge
model OWF51 (part no. 12589210), or for
service, contact your local dealer or
Maytag Services
SM
, Maytag Customer
Assistance, U.S.A.: 1-877-232-6771.
I'm trying to dispense
water to flush the
system. where's the
water?
During initial use, allow about a 1- to
2-minute delay in water dispersal to allow
internal water tank to fill.
What if i choose not to
use the water filtration
system?
Dispenser feature may be used without
water filter cartridge. If you choose this
option, replace filter with blue bypass
cap.
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