Cleaning Water Filter Tubing/Lines?


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Old 08-17-18, 06:35 AM
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Cleaning Water Filter Tubing/Lines?

Hi All,

I have a Multipure Aquaversa in-cabinet/under-sink water filter system.

After a few days away on vacation, we noticed something that looked a bit slimy sort of dripping/hanging from the faucet, so we stopped using it immediately.

I can change the filter easily enough (and wash out everything inside the filter canister), but is there a way to clean out all the tubing that leads from the filter to the faucet, and also clean out the faucet itself? (I've got to admit, I am a bit late on changing the filter anyway.)

I guess I can purchase all new tubing and faucet, but it'd be much easier to just clean it if there is a way to do that.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
 
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Old 08-17-18, 07:35 AM
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I would remove the filter cartridges. Fill the canisters with a diluted, non-scented chlorine bleach and water solution. Put the system back together and open the faucet long enough to get the chlorinated water up into the faucet. Then let it sit an hour. Then remove the canisters, dump the chlorine water. Put it back together and open the faucet and let it run until you don't smell any chlorine. Then put the cartridges back in.
 
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Old 08-17-18, 08:15 AM
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Thanks for the advice (yet again!), Dane.

What ratio/% of bleach-to-water would you use?
 
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would you leave the RO membrane in during this step? I am guessing not, as you said to remove cartridges...
 
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Old 08-17-18, 12:21 PM
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The Multipure Aquaversa is not a reverse osmosis filter, its a carbon block filter with no membrane, as far as I know. (Not sure if the question was directed to my issue in particular or if you are asking in general.)

(just re-read the above right after posting - hope it didn't come across as snarky/rude; wasn't meant that way at all.)
 

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my apologies... I was multitasking, and thought I read undersink RO system

Sorry for the thread hijack! I was curious in general
 
 

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