Instructions for Installing Your SHU12/8 Type Undersink Water Filter System
Product Codes: SHU1000-12/8 | SHU2000-12/8
Thank you for your purchase. Please follow the installation instructions below carefully.
1) Remove Old Unit
a) Turn off water supply
b) Open sink top tap to relieve pressure
c) Take old filter and disconnect tubing from both ends
2) Consider the Position for Your New Housing
Insert the cartridge into the housing. (It might already be inside.)
Make sure all plastic packaging is removed from the cartridge.
The top of the housing unscrews lefty-loosey/rightey-tightey ie normally.
Make sure the housing is tightened - use the plastic wrench but don't overdo it (you'll have to undo it later!)
You can either attach the housing to the cupboard wall (using screws through holes in the bracket at the top of the housing)...
OR you can leave it free standing. If so it's best practice to keep it upright. (But that's not crucial.)
Whichever way you decide to position the housing make sure the in/out tubing is not kinked.
TIP If attaching to the wall, choose a position which will make future cartridge changing simple ie leave a couple of inches below for easy unscrewing / detaching of the bottom half.
3) Adapting your New Unit
a) Detach the tubing from the plastic port on the side of your Brita filter. (This is a push-fit connection – to release it simply push the little collar IN while pulling the tube OUT).
b) Then, using the same technique, disconnect the piece with the LED battery from the metal port on the side of the Brita “header”
c) Remove the original brass fitting supplied by Brita. (This is a simple battery operated timer system which can be discarded - we will send you reminders.)
d) Take the new tube adapters and insert the tube ends into the new housing. Then insert the Brita tube into the other side of the adapter. Repeat on the other side
e) If you have a shut-off valve (aka a flow regulator - it’s usually blue/white) cut your “in tube” with scissors and insert the valve inline the tube. (Simply push the tube into the “quick connect” openings). Tip: cut the tube straight ie not at an angle.
4) Connect the Tubes
Insert the tubes into the housing unit:
First take the "IN" tube ie the tube that comes from the saddle valve / your water supply.
At the top of the housing locate the INLET side. The flow arrow points left to right so the IN is on the left. Push the tube firmly into this fitting.
Pull to check it is fastened in.
Repeat with the "OUT" tube (ie the one that goes to your tap).
Note: To remove the tubes you simply push the little collar in towards the fitting. This releases the tube - which you must pull simultaneously. To access the collet on the in valve you can lever off the blue clip (if there is one - these are non essential items).
5) Commissioning the System
Now turn on the water supply and check for leaks. If there is a leak the housing should be tightened further.
Run about 2 gallons of water (approximately a sink full) to flush the cartridge. Your water is now safe to use.
Always repeat this flushing process after any non-use of unit for more than 2 days.
6) Add Your Reminder Labels and Timer
Finally, on the front of the filter, in a convenient place stick on
a) The date change label / and write in your change date
Any Problems? Please Telephone 020 8761 6611
Important Note re Reminders
To avoid long term bacteria build-up it is important to change or disconnect your water filter cartridges on time.
We will email you reminders when it's time to change, but please make sure you whitelist our email address so these reminders aren't sent to spam.
And/ or set an alarm now on your mobile or use Siri etc
Please note your feedback and any suggestions as to how we can improve our service are always appreciated.
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