Tags: faucet

05/26/09

  10:39:48 pm, by The Dreamer   , 375 words  
Categories: Home, Healthcare

DuPont™ Electronic Metered Deluxe Faucet Mount - FM350 Series Premium Filter

When I was at Wal-Mart on Memorial Day, I stopped to look at water filters. I was thinking that it was maybe time to replace the PuR filter cartridge in the counter top dispenser. Though I got to looking at faucet attached water filters. I had thought of getting one now and then, but kept putting it off.

So, looking over the available models....the DuPont one caught my eye. The top end model there was about the same price as the top end PuR one, but the DuPont featured 4 stages instead of 3.

And, it said 200 gallons instead of 100 gallons.

So, I got it.

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Well, I finally got around to setting it up. Removing the old aerator was a snap, ooh look at all the gunk behind it. Then figured out I needed an adapter and picked the right one and put that on. Had to go find a coin to tighten it...found a nickel.

Then attach the filter to the faucet, install cartridge....put cap on...hmmm, remove cap and push cartridge until the display flashes, put cap on...now flush....first bit was blackish.

continue flushing...and flushing....and flushing....

Hmmm, seems to be streaming a little from the unfiltered outlet. Later notice that its coming from the top, eventually tighten that enough to make it stop.

Finally it reads '000', so I fill coffee maker and I'm done.

U-(

Wait, I run some water for something else, and it does the '---' flash and wants me to flush again. What's up with that.

Notice that it seems to reset to '---' flash and flush everytime I turn the tap off for more than a few seconds.

That can't be right. Visit the dupont.com website, no help there.

Take cap and filter out....fiddle with filter...seems the power to the display is tied to filter being in and filter needs to be firmly in. But, there's a gap between the back of the end cap and the end of the filter. So, how's the filter stay tight?

Nickel isn't quite big enough to get in place to try padding...find a bigger coin to attach to back of filter. Tighten on cap until it engages the display....

more flushing.... now '000'.

Leave tap for a while...come back....it resumes display of '000'.

Guess that's fixed it.....

:cool:

Now instead of subjecting some poor random forum to a long rambling thought, I will try to consolidate those things into this blog where they can be more easily ignored profess to be collected thoughts from my mind.

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