PUR water filters are a delicacy in modern technology.
It’s hard getting used to a brand, but it has been relatively easy for customers worldwide with PUR. Why put in the effort of shifting brands, looking for a different method of drinking the same glass of water, when PUR gives you all in one package?
However, if your filter has had subpar performance, or if your water just doesn’t taste right, it probably has something to do with improper installation, damage to the filter, leakages, a loosely installed valve, etc.
But there’s no real reason for concern. These are commonly occurring problems that anyone can fix following simple troubleshooting procedures in the comfort of their home.
With basic knowledge, the following steps will rid you of this headache in a flash. First and foremost, do you know what kind of filter you own?
What do experts say about choosing the correct filter?
“When choosing a home water filter, you should know where your water comes from. This will help determine what type of filter is best for you and your family,”
Jonathan Yoder, Epidemiologist and Water Emergency Preparedness Coordinator at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
PUR water filters are of two types: Faucet Filters and Filter Pitchers.
- Both use similar types of filtration systems.
- Both are similar in price.
- Filter pitchers are cheaper.
- Filter pitchers require filling up each time the tank is empty.
- Faucet filters have a more upgraded filtration system.
- Faucet filters have more room.
- Faucet filters don’t require refills because the faucet gives unlimited access to clean water.
- Faucet filters last longer and remove more kinds of contaminants.
There are four kinds of PUR Faucet Filters, a Basic, a Classic, an Advanced, and a Bluetooth Ultimate Faucet Filtration System.
PUR Filter Pitchers, on the other hand, are of three types: the 7-cup Basic pitcher and the 8 & 11 cup Classic pitchers and dispensers.
Frequently Recurring Issues on a PUR Water Filter
Now that you know the basics of filters, let’s dive right in and look at some of the frequently recurring issues with a PUR Water Filter and how you can troubleshoot them.
1. Changing the batteries on PUR Electronic Filter Models
Electronic filters come with an indicator light that blinks when your PUR filter needs a battery change. A flashing red indicator means that it’s time to replace and recharge.
- Locate the battery chamber on the top of the filter
- Take the battery chamber off the filter’s head
- Replace the old AA batteries with new ones
- Make sure they are positioned right according to their positive and negative charges
- Install them back into the chamber and put the holder back onto the filter’s head
- Look for a flash of red and green for ten seconds after installation; that’ll tell you the job is done
2. How to know when to change my PUR water filter?
You should change your water filter every 100 gallons or every three months. Either way, you will know it is time to change the PUR filter when the filter light flashes red.
In the previous question, we learned that the red light on the filter indicates when to change the filter. But what if it still blinks red even though you just installed a new filter?
Don’t sweat it; that is probably a sign that contaminants and debris are stuck in the filter, triggering the light. Therefore, you should clean your PUR filter thoroughly before reinstalling it.