Alkaline Ionizer Purifier Energizer by AOK Health is a non-electric, filter-only device which creates really clean, good-tasting energized drinking water! The Alkaline Ionizer Purifier Energizer by AOK Health contains 8 layers of filtration which purify the tap water, remove the bacteria, eliminate the chlorine, heavy metals, TDS, copper, iron, pesticides, a plethora of volatile organic compounds and fluoride, alkalize the water and give it a good ORP [antioxidants] as well! AOK Health's Alkaline Ionizer Purifier Energizer is Water Quality Association, NSF & FDA approved.
This is the replacement filter for the Alkaline Ionizer Purifier Energizer by AOK Health. The filter lasts 1,000 gallons. It doesn't have a filter-counter, but the average family will need to change the filter every 6-9 months. We suggest you get a filter-counter so you always know exactly when to change it.
Caution: No instructions actually will come with the replacement filter, so come back to this page when you get it to follow the step-by-step instructions designed to make your replacement filter installation a breeze.
Directions for Installing the Alkaline Ionizer Purifier Energizer Replacement Filter
Use my guidelines to help you avoid accidental damage. The ceramic bottom of the filter is breakable, and you must follow careful protocols for filter-changing or you could break the ceramic. Breaking the ceramic doesn't keep the filter from removing chemicals from your water, but it does void the ability of the filter to remove micro-organisms. When you remove the filter from the housing and also when you re-insert it after cleaning or replacing the filter, because it's ceramic you have to be extremely careful. For instance, if you don't put oil or Vaseline or oil (something like that) around the top edge of the filter where the seal (gasket) is, then the friction will cause a jerky motion while inserting it. Any kind of friction isn't good for the ceramic and could break it. You want the filter to slide smoothly in.
Breakage of the ceramic part of the filter by the customer during this process is not covered by any warranty. This is the responsibility of the customer to do the filter-changing exactly as described and not break the ceramic. Whether you are removing the old filter or installing the new one, follow these instructions precisely.
Removing the Old Filter
Caution: Do not disconnect the machine from the water supply, but have it turned off for now. You will need the water pressure to force the old filter out.
- Remove the chrome coated iron spout and set it aside carefully (it is breakable).
- Use the large filter housing wrench that comes with the machine to loosen the top piece.
- Remove the top piece.
- Remove the cap (smaller top piece).
- You will now see the top of the old filter.
- Now put the machine in the sink to avoid a mess; put your finger over the hole at the top of the filter; then turn on the water supply. The force of the water puts pressure under the filter to unseat it from the housing. The old filter can then be easily removed, using the ring at the top of the filter, and discarded.
Installing the New Filter
- Carefully remove the replacement filter from it's protective box and wrapping. Use the greatest care while handling it.
- There is a rubber o-ring that goes around the upper part of the filter. Put some vegetable oil or Vaseline petroleum jelly (or something like that) on your finger and coat the outer surface of the O-ring. It is necessary to do this to reduce friction while inserting the new filter into place.
- Fill the housing, a little over half-full with cold water, and do the installation either in the sink or using a spill-pan.
- Warning: Use care at all times during the installation. The filter is in a delicate state until you finish installing it. The ceramic is breakable, so please no jerky movements throughout the entire changing process.
- Do not force the new filter into place too hard or quickly. The oil helps it to slide. It is impossible to not use oil or Vaseline, because otherwise the O-ring will catch and grab and cause too much jerking (which is going to break the ceramic).
- Apply slow, even, careful pressure down on it until it seats completely, flush with the housing. You may have to use a little force while inserting it down into the housing, but make it slow and steady.
- With the new filter in place; put the smaller cap back on.
- Place the larger cap on and tighten it down using the filter wrench. Don't over-tighten.
- Re-insert the spout.
- Now that the new filter is installed, you should turn on the water flow. Note: it will take a while to pressurize and go through the new filter.
- The water will be dark grey for a short while. This is from carbon dust that forms from friction in the filter packing process. Once the water comes out clear stop the flow of water.
- Wait about 20 minutes for the time-release magnesium to soften up enough to ionize, and you're good to go.
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