The filtration unit should be mounted in a convenient position in the cupboard, to allow for ready and easy access during filter changes.
Usually the side of the cupboard, near the door, is most suitable. However, the length of the tubes from filter to carafe tap and from water supply to filter need to be considered when selecting a suitable position to mount the filter head. Using the two screws provided, screw the filter head to the inside of the cupboard, allowing 270 mm minimum clearance between the underside of the filtration head and any obstructions like shelves, etc.
Write the installation date on the filter cartridge. Fit the cartridge into the housing. The model you have may appear slightly different to that illustrated, however, operation and function is identical.
Align the tabs of the cartridge with the filter housing and insert it into the socket. Turn the cartridge a quarter turn to the right until it stops and locks into position.
Check that the direction of flow on the filter head is correct.
Installing the Filter Tap
Position the Filter Tap at the back of the sink where there is a 45 mm wide flat area within the draining areas of the sink. The recommended position is over one corner of the bowl. Make sure the selected position allows the spout to overhang the sink bowl.
The cutout size is 25 mm. Mark the centre of the new Filter Tap position on the sink with a centre punch. Drill out the centre of the hole to allow the screw of a sheet metal punch to pass through the sink. Use a 25 mm sheet metal punch to neatly cut the hole.
Remove the nut and washer from the base of the Filter Tap, and pass the tubing through the sink until the Filter Tap sits upright within the hole you just created in the sink surround.
Orientate the Filter Tap so that the activating lever is away from the sink bowl. Slide on the washer and nut from beneath the sink, and tighten the nut to secure the Filter Tap firmly into place.
Take care, when bending plastic tubing, to prevent it from kinking or crushing on a bend.
Do not connect the tubes in any other arrangement than that described here. The filter cartridge and the Filter Tap have directional flow connections that will not work if connected incorrectly. Incorrect installation will void any product warranty.
Note that the flow direction of the filter housing is indicated on the filter housing.
Measure and cut the tube from the Filter Tap to length so that it runs around the back of the cupboard to the outlet side of the filter housing. Use a tube cutter to cut the end off the tubing neat and square, so that there are no dags or rough edges. Shake the tube vertically to allow any debris to fall out of the tube before inserting it into the filter head.
Push this end of the blue tube firmly into the John Guest socket on the outlet side of the filter head.
It must push in at least 10 mm. Test the connection by trying to pull the tube out. If it comes out, re-insert it so that it won’t come out when pulled against.
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