Home Master: Annual Filter Change Procedure

Hey guys, your buddy will be here with perfect water technologies with the folks who manufacture the home master product line. Today AXIOS REVIEW will be conducting annual filter change at all most potent unit. And thats the whole master hydroperfection reverse osmosis water filtration system

Annual Filter Change

If you own a different home Astral RO system, dont worry. You can still use this filter change video as a guide as all home master RO systems are similar in configuration. No matter which home master RO system you own, the filters are replaced annually for the best filtration possible. 

This blue canister here in the center this is the membrane. Its also known as the membrane in housing and fittings assembled on our company website. It requires replacement every three to five years, depending on water quality and usage. Now, if you order the annual filter change in conjunction with the membrane and housing and fittings assembled, it will come preassembled with brand new tubing for a plug-and-play installation. 

Annual filter change by clearing away the workspace

On todays completion of the annual filter change, you want to take this time to clear away a workspace and clean the area under your sink. Once youve done so, go ahead and lay a towel under the system just like this. Please keep in mind that the annual filter change will come with step-by-step paper instructions. 

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Close the water valve feeding

First, locate and slowly close the easy adapter, also known as the feedwater valve. If your system contains a UV filter like the hydro perfection, unplug the power supply. If not, skip this step. 

Annual Filter Change

 

Close the reserve tank valve 

Next, locate and slowly close the valve on top of the storage tank. When closed, the valve will be perpendicular to the waterline. Once youve shut the valve on top of the storage tank, its now time to depressurize your system. 

Depressurize the system

To successfully depressurize your system block, open the reverse osmosis faucet and allow the water to dispense until it no longer flows. You successfully depressurize your system. Leave the RO faucet in the open position; well come back to this later. 

Remove the filtration cluster

Slowly remove the filtration cluster from the mounting clips from the bottom up and lay it on the towel. As you can see, each of the filters has a flow direction arrow. Please take note of the flow direction before disconnecting it and only disconnect one screen at a time. A helpful tip: take a picture video of the flow direction with your smartphone. 

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Remove the tubing from filter

First, were going to replace the sediment filter. To release the tube from the screen, push down on the collet ring while simultaneously pulling the to. Repeat this for the other end. Once youve done so, use a cutter to cut the end of the tube to give it a nice straight cut. Folks if youre using scissors. Please be sure that they are clean and sharp. If you find that the tube is getting short, please give us a call, and well be more than happy to send you standard tubing and no cost.

Replace the new filter

Now its time to replace the new filter. Go ahead and grab the end of the tube, push it into the sediment filter. First, about a half-inch and repeat the same for the opposite end. Once youve done so, go ahead and pull back gently to ensure a snug fit. 

Annual Filter Change

Next, were going to replace the iron filter—the iron filters used on the ultra and the hydro perfection system. If you have the artesian or the standard home master, this will be a quarter-inch carbon. Folks before replacing the filter, please take note of the flow direction. 

Again, push down on the collet ring, pull up on the tube and do the same for the other end. Once youve done so, go ahead and use your cutters and trim the end off the tube. Once youve done so, put the filter back in its place and push the tube in on either side. Once completed, pull back gently to ensure a snug fit. 

Looking at the final filter, the artesian filter appears upside down. It is not. in this application, the floor arrow should point down. With applications with a UV filter, the final filter points down, such as the ultra model in this model, the hydro perfection. 

On systems without UV filters such as the standard or at in full contact, the final carbon filter or artesian filter points up. Folks this is a perfect example of why no matter which home Astro RO system you have, always take note of the flow direction of each filter before removing it. 

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Remount the Home Master RO

Its now time to replace the artesian filter. Again, just as before push down on the collet ring while simultaneously pulling out on the tub. Repeat the end repeat the same for the opposite end. Once youve removed the tubes, go ahead and give the ends a nice clean cut just as before. It remove the old filter and replace it with the new. Be sure to match up the flow directions. 

In some cases, it may feel like a two-step process where you push it in, and then youll have to push it in just a bit more. Once youve done so, go ahead and pull back to ensure a snug fit. 

Its now time to service the UV filter. If you do not have one, skip this step. Before getting started, please ensure that youve disconnected the UV power supply, so the light is not illuminated while replacing. Never power the light when exposed as it can be harmful to your eyes. 

To remove the UV bulb from the filter housing, simply pull up as if youre pulling a carrot out of the ground. Please handle the glass bowl very carefully. If you break it, it can be sharp and be a hazard. Once you remove the light bulb, please discard it following your local and state guidelines. 

Go ahead and grab your new UV filter. And very gently slide it back into the UV filter housing now that youve replaced the filters on your home Astra Hydra perfection system. Its now time to remount the unit back into its cabinet mounting clips. 

The easiest way to do this folks is to go in at a 45-degree angle. Get the topside in first, then the bottom. This will make things much easier. Once youve remounted the unit, connect a UV light to the power supply. Again if your system does not contain a UV filter, skip this step. 

Once you have the unit remounted, its now time to check for leaks and perform the filling drain procedure. First, make sure that the unit is dry. Double-check to make sure all the valves are in the closed position. Once youve done so, that open the EZ feed water valve or angle stop valve very slowly as you always want to reintroduce water back into the system at a plodding pace. Opening it rapidly can damage the system components such as the automatic shutoff valve or ASV. 

Water should flow normally from your kitchen faucet, and you should hear water flowing through the system. A trickle of water should be present after 2 to 20 minutes. Some blocking of the water may be present due to the loss of carbon being flushed out. 

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Close the lever and allow the system to pressurize

Then after the trickle runs clear, closed the lever on the RO faucet and allowed the system to pressurize. When the system is pressurized, it will shut off automatically. 

Folks this is the most crucial step of the day the leak check, please tug on each tube gently dont try to rip it out. Simply tug on the tube to make sure that the teeth inside the collet ring have locked into the tube. Next, use a paper towel to touch the tubes where it meets the collar ring gently. Dont put any pressure on the collet ring, just simply touch it with the paper towel. This way so you can examine the paper towel and look for signs of water. Once you have confirmed, theres no water. Youll want to explore each of the remaining fittings, including the ones that we have not touched today. 

Annual Filter Change

Now Im going to walk you through the step-by-step instructions on how to perform the filling drain procedure this procedure may last anywhere from two to three hours. The bulk of the time is allowing the tank to fill draining the tank typically takes anywhere from 10 to 15 minutes each time. If you have a full tank of water, you can use the water to flush the filters provided it has sufficient air pressure. 

First, close the easy adapter, also known as the feed water valve. Once closed slowly, open the tank valve. Flip-up the RO faucet, so it locks open and allow the water to flow out of the faucet until it comes to a complete stop. Once the water has come to a complete halt, slowly close the tank valve. Once settled, slowly open the feed water valve or easy adapter. Please be sure that the tank valve is closed at this time as you do not want loose carbon to make its way into the storage tank. Once youve opened the feed water valve, observe the trickle at the RO faucet. 

Close the lever on the RO faucet after the trickle runs clear and allow the system to pressurize. When the system is fully pressurized, it will automatically shut off. Once everything looks good, slowly open the tank valve and allow the tank to fill up completely. This process may take up to just about three hours, so please spend some time with your family and friends. 

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Close feed valve and open RO faucet

The next couple of steps are straightforward folks, so please dont overthink them. You simply want to fill and drain the storage tank twice. Lets begin. Once the tank is full of water, the system will automatically shut off. Once it does, close the feed water adapter or easy adapter. Once settled, block open the reverse osmosis faucet and allow the water to flow until it comes to a complete stop. Folks, youll want to complete this step at least twice. 

Annual Filter Change

Please note some harmless fine air bubbles or grey-tinted water may be present as these things often accompany a new system installation, or each time filters are indeed changed. Air becomes trapped inside tiny carbon pores and is released over time, not gallons. The more you use the system, the sooner will dissipate. This is entirely normal. You can confirm that they are air bubbles and not sediment by pouring a glass in observing the bubbles clear from the bottom up. 

After pouring a glass of water, allow a few seconds for the water to clear and enjoy. You opened the EZ feed water valve or angle stop valve very slowly as you always want to reintroduce water back into the system at a languid pace. Opening it rapidly can damage the system components such as the automatic shutoff valve or ASV. 

So there you have it, you’ve completed annual filter change and fill and drain procedure. 

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