filtrol-160 frequently asked questions

Below are common questions asked to the Septic Solutions customer service staff about the Filtro-160 Washing Machine Lint Filter and also the answers to these questions. You may find the answer to your question here. If you do not see an answer to your question below, feel free to call our customer service staff toll free at 1-877-925-5132 or email For more information visit

how hard is the filtrol-160™ to install and do i have room for it?

The installation of a Filtrol 160 is very simple. A mounting bracket that attaches to the wall is supplied. This mounting bracket must be placed in a location close enough so that the washing machine hose discharge will reach it. Hold the mounting bracket in the correct location and attach with 2 screws to a wall stud. The canister containing the filter then simply locks onto the bracket. Attach the washing machine hose to the top of the Filtrol 160 using the hose and fittings provided, then attach hose and fitting provided to the bottom of the Filtrol 160 and place the other end of this hose back into your drain where the original washing machine hose was located. This all should take about 10 minutes. (See our Installation Instructions)

The overall height of the Filtrol 160 is 12 ¼ inches. If mounted underneath a cabinet there should be approximately 12 inches of clearance between the top of the Filtrol 160 and the bottom of the cabinets. This will allow for the easy removal of the filter bag for cleaning and/or replacement.

Tip: Place a small amount of Vaseline on the inside of the hoses and outside of the fittings to allow them to slide together easy.

how often will i need to clean the filter bag inside the filtrol-160™?

This will depend on how many loads of laundry you do. Normal usage would generally require that the filter be cleaned every 3 to 4 weeks. Order Extra Bags.

how hard is it to clean the filter bag inside the filtrol-160™?

This is very easy and only takes a few minutes. You would simply un-snap the quick adapters on top of the Filtrol 160 and remove the filter. Remove the trappings and washing machine debris from the filter and replace. The Filtrol 160 must be water tight making it necessary to have a large O-ring located in the top lid. A simple way to make sure the lid removes easily is to add a little Vaseline to the O-ring before installing the lid.

Tip: If you are in a hurry when you remove the dirty filter, simply install the extra filter that Septic Solutions sends with each Filtrol 160 and clean the dirty filter later when you have more time.

what keeps the filtrol-160™ from over flowing if the filter is full of lint?

The patented Filtrol 160 is designed and manufactured with an over-flow device that allows the washing machine to discharge and by-pass the filter when the filter becomes full of lint and other laundry debris.

why do i need a filtrol-160™ washing machine lint filter?

The Filtrol 160 is a very important tool that when used will prevent a tremendous amount of unwanted
debris from leaving your washing machine and entering into your septic system. There are some who would think that there couldn’t be that much debris coming out of their washing machine. Lets say that each load of laundry you flushed into your septic system had a small hand full of lint go with it. This in itself wouldn’t seem to be that much. However lets say that you did on average of 5 loads per week, 20 per month, which would total 240 loads per year. Each year your washing machine would be flushing 240 small handfuls of washing machine debris directly into your septic system. Although some of this will break down in your septic tank most of it will not. A combination of weeks, months, and years of this washing machine build-up will have a major impact on the life of your septic system. Septic Solutions has been in the septic system business for many years and one very important lesson we have learned is that Preventative Maintenance will save you money. For the price of a Filtrol 160 today, you could quite possible save many thousands of dollars in septic system replacement costs tomorrow. .

why should I buy a filtrol-160™ from septic solutions®?

Septic Solutions, Inc. is by far the largest National Distributor of the Filtrol 160. We are in the septic system business and offer a wide variety of septic system related products. Septic Solutions is a family owned and operated business with a tremendous amount of experience in this field. We operate differently than other companies in that we purchase this product by the hundreds wholesale and offer the best prices available with fast and free same day shipping directly from our large inventory. This will not only save you money but also allow for quick shipment of your Filtrol 160 so you can have if right away. We also have full time family office personnel from 7 am to 4pm CST to answer your questions and take your orders. Our Low Price Guarantees that if you can find the Filtrol 160 at a lower price anywhere online we will pay you $10 plus match any other company’s price. This offer is valid for all companies that have it in stock and include shipping costs. How can you go wrong? There is no since of looking any farther.

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