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Replacement Cartridges for Foodservice Water Filters

The best equipment deserves filtration.

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

    See the photo to the right on where to find these numbers on your product label.

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


    Use these numbers to find the correct replacement cartridge from one of our partners.

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    When to replace a 3M™ Foodservice Water Filter Cartridge

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

    • Timeline guidance

    • Overall cartridge interval change-out timelines (6 or 12 months for most 3M filters)
    • Capacity

    • Capacity rating (gallon/litre lifetime rating if applicable)
    • 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

Poor taste and quality of beverages​.

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    Coffee becomes flat, can have an odour or surface scum​.

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    Post-mixes are flat and need more syrup, costing you money​.

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    Ice becomes cloudy and has a chlorine odour​.

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    Food prepared in water may have an off taste or hardwater scale flakes.

Equipment Efficiency

Reduced equipment efficiency.

  • Increased breakdowns and repairs
  • Build-up of scale causing:
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    Reduced machinery life.

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    Loss in energy efficiency.

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    Reduced water flow rates.

Financial Impact

Financial and customer loss​.

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    Potential loss of customers and income​.

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    Machine downtime​.

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    Damage to your reputation​.

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    Kitchen disruption with wasted time and increased stress.