filtrol-160™ installation instructions


You will not want to install the FILTROL 160 under a low hanging cabinet. This could interfere with the removal of the filter for cleaning. If possible, the top of the FILTROL 160 should not exceed 72”. Discharge hose can be routed to a standpipe, wallbox or laundry tub 9 figures 1 & 2).


When attaching bracket to the wall, using #14 panhead screws or ¼ “ lag bolts (at least 2” long) with ¼” flat washers is suggested. Screws should be driven into a stud (figure 3). The FILTROL 160 will become extremely heavy when it is full of water. If drilling into plaster or drywall and you cannot locate a stud, expander bolt, or toggle bolts, should be used. Hint: First attach a 12” x 18” piece of plywood to the wall screwing into wall studs, then attach the bracket to the plywood.

Discharge Hose

If existing discharge hose is brittle, split or the wrong size, it should be replaced with 1” ID hose (supplied). Note: On some washing machines you may need to obtain a 1” union fitting (available at most hardware stores) to properly attach the new hose. On most machines the new hose will easily attach to the fitting that pro-trudes from the back. Be aware that some machines will discharge 2-3 cups of water when hose is removed.


Frequency of cleaning the filter will depend on the types and amounts of materials being laundered. In most cases the filter will need to be cleaned every 8-15 washloads. Clean filter often for best results by turning the bag inside out over a garbage container.Prolonged use with a dirty filter could cause damage to your washing machine. Bags are washable. After a few months use, empty the bag (put in a new filter in the canister) and launder with the next load of clothes. Always check to make sure the clips are securely holding the top in place. Failure to do so could allow the top to “pop-off” while in use. Over time lint and soap scum can build-up around the rim of the canister making it difficult to remove and replace the top. Clean with a damp rag when necessary and lubricate the gasket with a thin layer of petroleum jelly.

Note: Closely monitor the filter while in operation during the first few weeks to see how it will perform with your washing machine and clean when necessary, usually when the lint covers the bottom half of the bag.

These are examples of typical installations, however because not all
laundry rooms are the same, you may need to modify your setup.


Always unplug washing machine before moving it or performing any type of service.  Also, if your washing machine leaves clothing excessively wet after final spin cycle, clean or replace the filter immediately.  Prolonged use with a dirty filter could cause damage to your washing machine.  The FILTROL 160 has been tested and found to be compatible with all types of residential washing machines.

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