Replacing the Faucet Water Filter is easy and straightforward if you have the right parts and tools. The reason I needed to replace the water filter was because of a small leak. I initially opened the filter and cleaned the washers that are inside the filter tap. It worked for a short period of time but the leak eventually came back. I decided to replace the washers with ones I found on the Internet. It took about a few weeks to receive the replacement washers and when they did finally arrive I tried installing them. The only problem was the new replacements did not fit. They looked exactly like the ones that were inside the Faucet but the sizes are slightly off.

HOW TO REPLACE FAUCET WATER FILTER old ceremic washer

After doing some research I found a nice-looking faucet water filter tap that was chrome plated and was around the $30 mark. I ordered the item from eBay and it took about a week to arrive. This was the unit I purchased.

When it arrived there weren’t any instruction manuals, so I decided to just remove the old unit. I then started installing the new one but I hit a roadblock when the hose for the filter didn’t fit the inlet of the faucet. They were both the same size whereas in the old unit the hose was inserted into the inlet. Here are a few photos:

I then had to put back the old faucet. Due to the minor leak, we turn the tap off from under the sink and only turn it back on when we needed the filtered water as we wanted to save water.

After some research, I discovered I needed to buy a coupler to connect the hose and the inlet of the new faucet.

This is the item I ended up purchasing- Water Filter Tube Quick Fit Joiner 1/4″ 6mm Union Connector for John Guest. It’s basically a coupler that has a hole of 6mm on both ends so that the hose and the new faucet pipe can be connected to each other.

HOW TO REPLACE FAUCET WATER FILTER coupler

It only took a few days for the coupler to arrive and when it did I already knew how to remove and install the new faucet. It didn’t take long at all and then connecting the hose to the inlet with the coupler was also very easy.

There is a trick to removing the coupler and you just need to push on the edge of the coupler end to release the pressure that locks the hose or inlet.

The new faucet water filter tap looks great and there are now no more leaks too. Here’s a video showing you the process I used.

Note that a plumber is not needed for this type of work but if you’re not confident then I do suggest you call your plumber or someone that has done this before. Also, after a few days check to make sure there are no leaks coming from the coupler. Hope this helped if it didn’t don’t forget to subscribe to my newsletter.

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