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The best equipment deserves filtration. Replace your water filters.

3M™ Water Filtration Commercial Foodservice Replacement Cartridges

Find the replacement filter cartridge for your 3M™ Water Filtration System

Find your replacement cartridge with our site search and buy from one of our resellers

  • Water filter cartridge

    Type one of the following items in in the upper right hand corner search tool:

    • model name (in our example: “HF20-S”)
    • part number (“5615103”)
    • 3M ID (“70020020569”)

    See the photo to the right on where to find these numbers on your product label.  On each SKU page, you will find product specifications, literature, and where to buy your needed replacement cartridge.

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How to Replace a Cartridge Video

Watch our video to learn how to change 3M foodservice sanitary quick change (SQC) style water filter cartridges. Refer to system manual for complete replacement instructions.

When to replace a 3M foodservice water filter cartridge

  • Example of product label calling out the capacity and replacement frequency recommendation.

    There are three main things to keep in mind on when to change your filter:

    1. Timeline guidance
    Overall cartridge interval change out timelines (6 or 12 months for most 3M filters)

    2. Capacity
    Capacity rating (gallon lifetime rating if applicable)

    3. Visual cues
    Machine residue forms or returns, reduced beverage output flow rate, low pressure reading if gauge present

    See the photo on the right to find capacity and replacement interval guidance on your product label. Replace your 3M foodservice water filter cartridge every 6 or 12 months, at the rated capacity, or sooner if a noticeable reduction in flow occurs. 

The cost of not replacing your water filters

Filter cartridges have a working lifetime, so it’s essential to replace them at the right moment. Leave it too late and water quality may diminish quickly, which could negatively affect your business in many ways:

Taste and Quality

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Poor taste and quality of beverages​

  • Coffee becomes flat, can have an odor or surface scum​
  • Post-mixes are flat and need more syrup, costing you money​
  • Ice becomes cloudy and has a chlorine odor​
  • Food prepared in water may have an off taste or hardwater scale flakes

Equipment Efficiency

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Reduced equipment efficiency

  • Increased breakdowns and repairs
  • Build-up of scale causing:
    • Reduced machinery life
    • Loss in energy efficiency
    • Reduced water flow rates

Financial Impact

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Financial and customer loss​

  • Potential loss of customers and income​
  • Machine downtime​
  • Damage to your reputation​
  • Kitchen disruption with wasted time and increased stress

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