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    6910 water filter.

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    Hi all
    My s/h 6910m needs the water filter replaed. I only use filterd water anyway so is the any need for me to use the tank filter?

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    Re: 6910 water filter.

    Quote Originally Posted by 112C2126313700430 link=1270002420/0#0 date=1270002420
    Hi all
    My s/h 6910m needs the water filter replaed. I only use filterd water anywayso is the any need for me to use the tank filter? *

    I only use filtered Melbourne water. I tossed mine away. Make sure you are doing regular Chemical back flushing however.

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    Re: 6910 water filter.

    Quote Originally Posted by 4B475452544F5E260 link=1270002420/1#1 date=1270003211
    Quote Originally Posted by 112C2126313700430 link=1270002420/0#0 date=1270002420
    Hi all
    My s/h 6910m needs the water filter replaed. I only use filterd water anywayso is the any need for me to use the tank filter? *

    I only use filtered Melbourne water. I tossed *mine away. Make sure you are doing regular Chemical back flushing however.
    Its just like many others..

    Soak for a few hrs in salty water to re charge...


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    Re: 6910 water filter.

    Quote Originally Posted by 0F031016100B1A620 link=1270002420/1#1 date=1270003211
    I only use filtered Melbourne water. I tossed *mine away. Make sure you are doing regular Chemical back flushing however.
    What type of filtered water? My understanding is the filter for the EM6910 reduces scale, which most drinking water filtration systems (such as Brita or PuraTap) do not.

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    Re: 6910 water filter.

    Quote Originally Posted by 4F4E4457494C56250 link=1270002420/3#3 date=1270005169
    My understanding is the filter for the EM6910 reduces scale, which most drinking water filtration systems (such as Brita or PuraTap) do not.
    This is my understanding as well.

    I would also expect the tank scale filter would have a volume life so the more water you use the sooner the filter needs to be changed.

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    Re: 6910 water filter.

    @AngerManagement

    Does that mean the filter in the water reservoir is a sodium/calcium ion exchange device?

    Certainly refreshing it by a saline soak would be much cheaper than SB prices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 24232525333A3A34560 link=1270002420/5#5 date=1270017206
    @AngerManagement

    Does that mean the filter in the water reservoir is a sodium/calcium ion exchange device?

    Certainly refreshing it by a saline soak would be much cheaper than SB prices.
    Tis what I am led to believe...


    Now I am sure that is some one was to ASK SB and or do their own research... What other types might there be ?

    Dont take my word as gospel on this one; just yet.

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    Re: 6910 water filter.

    Its called a Pure Water System filter which is hooked into the sink tap. My understanding is that it filters out calcium and stuff like that. How much notice can you take of sales people then, when I was looking at buying a new 6910 at Myers they pointed out the filter in the tank as a feature and commented that if you use filtered water then you would not even need the filter.

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    Re: 6910 water filter.

    Go to your local aquarium shop and invest $25 or so in a hardness test kit.
    Then youll know what your tap water is like, and what the filter puts out.
    Anything else is just guesswork, and at a price that is less than 1kg of coffee its a bargain.

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    :o *:o *:o

    How much is a filter?

    Contact the bank and take a second mortgage *::)

    I replaced mine the other week and I cannot remember how much it cost, nor care.

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    Re: 6910 water filter.

    hi
    as AM says, you can rejenerate them

    should be done at least monthly

    when descaling machine, remove filter, as descal can damage the resin particles

    water filters reduce the amount of scale / hardness in the water, but unless you are using filters that cost $200, then that is all you are doing, is reducing

    6900/10 are very very suseptacle to scale problems
    as are all thermoblock units

    most steaming/ temperature problems are associated with lack of descaling or not replacing calc filters

    i reccomend descaling a sunbeam at least every 3 months

    and no this isnt an add for selling more descaling tablets or anti calc filters

    graham


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    Re: 6910 water filter.

    Nice one Graham, sound advice.

    I descale every 3 months, if not sooner, and remove the filter during the operation. It just made sense to me.

    We also replace the filter every 6 to 12 as per recommendations.

    Bottom line, if you cant afford to buy a new filter there is a whole lot going wrong somewhere else.

    Chris

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    Re: 6910 water filter.

    Does anyone know how much a anti-calc filter for a SB 6910 cost? mine will need replacing soon it seems. :-?

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    Re: 6910 water filter.

    Quote Originally Posted by 6D6279756D686D7A0C0 link=1270002420/12#12 date=1270031529
    Does anyone know how much a anti-calc filter for a SB 6910 cost? mine will need replacing soon it seems. *:-?
    Sorry man, threw the receipt away but pretty sure its in or around 20 bucks...

    Graham....?

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    Re: 6910 water filter.

    $26.95, Brisbane, two days ago.

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    Re: 6910 water filter.

    Quote Originally Posted by 5D5F58585B51523E0 link=1270002420/14#14 date=1270032884
    $26.95, Brisbane, two days ago.

    Dude, thats 50 cents a week :o

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    Re: 6910 water filter.

    Yes. * And then theres the seal and cleaning tablets and descaling liquid, and depreciation, and cartridges for the brita jug.

    But none of these running costs count when preparing submissions for funding or bench space. *Only the negligible electricity cost is shown so that you can say running costs were included. ;)

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    Re: 6910 water filter.

    Yep,

    And getting back to the OP, its 25 clams of expendable or wear and tear item. I fail to see the question.

    Hey, recycle it, on the timetable as Graham mentioned...

    ...or just buy a new one...

    Chris

    ...machines cost - ongoing - Sunny or otherwise...


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    Re: 6910 water filter.

    Ok thanks guys for the advise. It wasnt a case of me being miserable and not wanting to spend the money. The reasoning was it needed to be replaced and if using filtered water negated the need to use the tank filter than why spend 25 clams if I didnt need to. Could buy $25 worth of beans instead.

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    Re: 6910 water filter.

    Quote Originally Posted by 4D707D7A6D6B5C1F0 link=1270002420/18#18 date=1270071126
    Ok thanks guys for the advise. It wasnt a case of me being miserable and not wanting to spend the money. The reasoning was it needed to be replaced and if using filtered water negated the need to use the tank filter than why spend 25 clams if I didnt need to. Could buy $25 worth of beans instead.
    I would still buy the anti-calc filter for piece of mind. $25 is nothing if you want a machine that is well maintained and want it to last a long time. :-X

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    Re: 6910 water filter.

    Thanks Anu. I`m onto it.

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    Re: 6910 water filter.

    Quote Originally Posted by 3E3120580 link=1270002420/10#10 date=1270029470
    when descaling machine, remove filter, as descal can damage the resin particles

    water filters reduce the amount of scale / hardness in the water, but unless you are using filters that cost $200, then that is all you are doing, is reducing

    6900/10 are very very suseptacle to scale problems
    as are all *thermoblock units

    most steaming/ temperature problems are associated with lack of descaling or not replacing calc filters

    i reccomend descaling a sunbeam at least every 3 months

    and no this isnt an add for selling more descaling tablets or anti calc filters

    graham
    So true...

    But next week we will get asked if a Filter is a Filter / Do I need to clean my machine... / Vinegar is good enough ;D

    Assumptions Kill.. CS search eng has the answers... Now; leave me alone, I am trying to sleep 8-)



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