eSpring™ Water Purifier Replacement Cartridge with UV technology
eSpring™ Water Purifier Replacement Cartridge with UV technology

Item # 100186

Retail Price

$250.00

Fits both eSpring Systems
Fits ONLY the eSpring Water Purifier ( 10-0188, 10-0189, 110720, and 11-8384).

Simple replacement once a year or every 1,320 gallons. The system alerts you when it’s time to replace the filter and resets itself when installed.

For the eSpring Carbon Water Treatment System, order filter 11-0194.

1 filter

Description

The eSpring® Water Purifier cartridge replaces the cartridge shipped with your original unit and is easily installed. The filter’s “smart-chip” monitors system performance and sends messages about function or replacement timing, which appear on the eSpring unit's lighted display.

If you registered your eSpring Water Purifier when you purchased it, you will be contacted automatically with a reminder to replace your cartridge. You can also set up an automatic annual purchase through the DITTO® delivery service, at checkout.

Benefits

Each eSpring® Water Purifier Cartridge:
  • Is the same as the cartridge originally supplied in your eSpring Water Purifier.
  • Has a patented carbon-block filter to reduce more than 140 potential health-effect contaminants, like pesticides, MTBE, lead, and mercury.
  • Has a UV bulb that emits UV light.
  • Will leave beneficial minerals, like calcium and magnesium, in your water.

Advisories

Note: The UV lamp in the filter cartridge contains mercury. Please dispose of according to local, state, or federal laws.

Frequently Asked Questions

What position should the auxiliary faucet be in when I'm changing the eSpring cartridge or during the flushing process?
The faucet must be in the “on” position with the water supply turned off.

After replacing the cartridge in my eSpring Water Purifier, how tight does the retaining ring need to be to maintain a watertight seal?
The retaining ring holds the filter bracket in place and only needs to be threaded until it stops. Threading the retaining ring into position doesn't require a great deal of force. After installing a new cartridge, the retaining ring should spin freely on the threads until it reaches its first stop. Even though the retaining ring may feel slightly loose to the touch, this is as tight as it needs to be to hold the bracket in place, which will provide a watertight seal. Over-tightening the retaining ring may damage your eSpring Water Purifier and impair its ability to hold the bracket in position and maintain a complete, watertight seal.

Will the carbon filter reduce all substances?
No. Activated carbon readily adsorbs (causes to stick to its surface) organic carbon-based compounds, but it doesn't have an equivalent reduction capacity for inorganic compounds such as iron, nitrates, hardness minerals (such as calcium and magnesium), or soluble heavy metals like chromium or cadmium.

Can I still continue to use the unit without changing the filter when I'm supposed to?
It is not recommended. The filter life is determined based on performance testing. Failure to maintain the unit as recommended may impair the performance.

Are both the carbon block and UV light really necessary?
While carbon filtration – used with varying degrees of effectiveness in many water treatment options, like pitchers and faucet-mount filters – is the most effective single treatment method available to most homeowners, we don't think it's enough. That's why we've developed the dual-technology eSpring replacement cartridge. Its carbon block reduces simple compounds that affect taste and odor along with organic health-effect contaminants (such as pesticides and VOCs). Our carbon filter can also reduce inorganic contaminants (such as lead, mercury, and radon). The UV light provides the added benefit of UV treatment of the filtered water.

What inorganic compounds will the eSpring filter reduce?
It's possible for a well-designed carbon filter to reduce certain inorganic contaminants. The eSpring carbon-block filter is certified for the reduction of lead, mercury, and radon and its decay products.

How does the activated carbon-block filter work?
Carbon molecules tend to attract other carbon molecules. Most health-effect contaminants – pesticides and their byproducts, VOCs, and THMs, for example – contain carbon molecules. The eSpring carbon-block filter is "activated" carbon, processed to create pores in the carbon that increase its surface area. This increased surface area increases the ability of our filter to attract and "trap" carbon-based contaminants as water passes through the block. Since the surface area of the pores is limited, the carbon filter has a limited trapping capacity. That's why the filter must be replaced every year.

Can water damage the UV bulb?
No, the UV bulb is completely sealed in a quartz sleeve within the carbon block and is not directly in contact with the water. It uses a wireless (inductive coupled) connection to power the lamp, much like the recharging unit for an electric toothbrush. An added feature users will appreciate: The light comes on only when water is flowing through the unit, so the treated water is not warmed by the light.

Can ultraviolet light make the water radioactive?
No. While the water in the eSpring Water Purifier is exposed to ultraviolet light, ultraviolet light is not radioactive. Therefore, it is impossible for the water to become radioactive.

How will I know when it’s time to change the filter?
You'll know just by looking at the LED display on the unit. It shows you at a glance the filter's remaining life on an indicator that resembles a gas gauge on a car. When it's time to change, the unit chimes and the display flashes.

Is it hard to change?
No. The patented, easily replaceable eSpring replacement cartridge screws in like a light bulb and lasts for up to 1,320 gallons or one year, whichever comes first. And the eSpring monitor automatically resets itself when the filter is replaced. There is simply nothing else this easy out there.

I've just replaced the cartridge in my eSpring Water Purifier, but the system is still beeping. How can I get it to stop?
If your system continues to beep or makes a constant tone after you have replaced the cartridge, it's likely that the top and cartridge are not aligned correctly.
  • Remove the top shroud (display/cover) and new cartridge again.
  • Reinsert the cartridge – first thread it and then turn it all the way to the right to tighten it.
  • Align the top shroud properly. The electric cord and tubing should be seated correctly inside it. When it's aligned, push it down to seat it.
  • If it's correctly seated, there should be no gap between the top shroud and the base housing.
Once the cartridge has been replaced correctly, your system should operate properly for another year or 1,320 gallons of water, whichever comes first.

I have the Ice Maker Hookup Kit attached to my below counter eSpring unit. How do I flush my new filter after a change with this setup?
You will first need to disconnect the hookup from the refrigerator. Then, flush your filter into a bucket before reconnecting. For further assistance, please Contact Customer Support at 800-253-6500 Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET, and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Can I use the AMWAY Water Treatment System Replacement Filter (E-0085) or the eSpring Carbon Water Treatment System Replacement Filter (11-0194) with my eSpring Water Purifier?
No. The only filter that will properly function with the eSpring Water Purifier is the eSpring Water Purifier Replacement Cartridge (10-0186). While the eSpring Carbon Water Treatment System Replacement Filter is the same size, it will not function within the eSpring Water Purifier System.