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WFA - Frequently Asked Questions

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Troubleshooting

Q. The water coming out of my tap is cloudy or milky?

This sometimes happens when you first install your new filter cartridge. The cloudiness is harmless, compressed air. To remove it, the cartridge needs to be flushed for 3-4 minutes. If your water pressure is low then it may need to be flushed for longer.

Q. There are tiny black particles in my water. What’s wrong?

Nothing’s wrong with the filter. It’s just that the filter cartridge hasn’t been flushed for long enough and there’s some leftover carbon powder from the manufacturing process. It’s harmless and easy to fix. Just open the tap for 3-4 minutes. This will fully activate the system and clear it.

Q. The water flow out of my tap is very slow?

There could be two reasons for this, either it’s to do with your water quality or water pressure.

In harsh or problem water areas where the water quality is questionable, the water filter cartridge will fully load with impurities in a shorter period of time. The filter is still doing its job of removing impurities but you’ll just have to change the cartridge more frequently.

If the system is not in a problem water area then it could be to do with the water pressure in your region. Filter systems need good water pressure to enable the water to be forced through the filter media. If incoming water pressure is low to start then the flow will be slow. Please note that the water filter systems will not work within a gravity fed system.

Q. My filtered water has stopped coming out of the tap all of a sudden. What’s wrong?

Either the cold water is turned off under the sink or the cartridge is fully loaded with particles.  Do you have any building or council works going on in you area? Sometimes if the council are clearing pipes or laying new pipes, they can allow large waste deposits into the water lines and this will clog up the system with dirt or particles. Call WFA or your plumber.

Q. My water filter is leaking.

Please shut off your system and call WFA or your plumber.

General

Q. How easy is it to install my new water filter system?

Our WFA water filter systems are designed for easy installation. Our WFA Platinum inline water filter system is particularly simple. Watch this video How to install a Platinum Inline Water Filter system.

Q. Can I change my WFA water filter cartridge myself?

Yes, our WFA cartridges are designed for easy DIY changes with bayonet fittings and can be done in a few minutes. Check out our easy ‘how to’ videos. How to change a Platinum water filter cartridge.

Q. Does the water filter remove fluoride?

No – our water filter systems do not remove fluoride.

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Q. If I store filtered water in my fridge it tastes and smells funny?

Filtered water will absorb the odours in a fridge. The cleaner the water, the more odours it will absorb. When storing filtered water in a fridge, make sure that the container is sealed.

Q. Can I connect the water filter to my fridge?

Yes. Simply install a “tee” section in the filtered water line so that one line goes to the tap and one goes to the fridge.

Q. What if I move house, can I take the water filter with me?

Yes you can. Simply turn off the water supply at the chrome isolation valve, unscrew the unit and have it re-installed by a plumber in your new home.

Q. What about the hole in the sink left by the tap?

An easy solution is to buy a stainless steel button from your local hardware store. This will neatly cover the hole.

Q. I bought a water filter system at Masters, what happens when I need to replace the cartridge?

No problem. We will continue to supply the cartridges for these systems. Just contact us on 1300 785 355 or shop online for your replacement cartridge.

Q. Are your water filters certified?

Yes all our WFA water filter cartridges are systems are NSF and WaterMark certified.

This means that they have been independently tested both at an international and national level to meet plumbing safety, performance and legal requirements – it’s proof that they do exactly what they say they do!

Read more about our quality guaranteed.

Q. I am purchasing a water filter online. How much will postage cost?

We use the courier company Sendle for all deliveries Australia-wide. Delivery costs are a flat rate calculated on the delivery postcode. So you can order as many items as you like and pay only one flat rate postage fee. Please allow 4-5 business days for delivery. Read more about our shipping information.

If you have any other questions please contact our friendly customer service team on 1300 785 355 or email us at enquiries@wfa.com.au

General Service Questions

Q. How do I change the filter head assembly myself?

This can be done with a few basic tools. All you need is a Philips screwdriver and a very sharp knife. Please read the attached document.

Buy Water Filter Systems & Water Filters Online

Looking for a water filter? Our high quality, independently WaterMark approved water filter systems are easy for you to install, use and change. With nearly 20 years in the water filter business, WFA is proudly Australian with a wealth of knowledge ready to share with you.

Whether you prefer an Inline water filter system which attaches to your existing tap for fast flowing filtered water all the time or a separate dedicated water filter tap for filtered water only when you want it, WFA has the best quality water filter for you and your family.

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$219 | Inline Water Filter System

  • No separate tap or drilling needed
  • Connects inline to cold-water hose
  • No plumber needed
  • 4x faster than traditional systems
  • Lasts a family of 4 for 1 year
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$159 | Bathroom Vanity Filter System

  • Compact for en-suite bathrooms
  • Space required 335mm x 225mm
  • Mounts vertically or horizontally
  • Works with your existing tap
  • Protects tap from limescale buildup
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$849 | WFA Duo Hot & Cold Filter System

  • Ideal for instantaneous tea or coffee
  • Cheaper & faster than boiling a kettle
  • Use for blanching vegetables
  • Very compact fits under kitchen sink
  • Dual faucet with child safety lever
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$249 | Dedicated Filter Tap System

  • Ideal if you like a separate filter tap
  • Mount filter vertically or horizontally
  • Filter lasts 12 months
  • Alarm sounds for filter change
  • Same great taste
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$399 | Three-way Mixer Tap System

  • No separate tap or drilling needed
  • Delivers hot, cold & filtered water
  • Choice of three tap styles
  • Includes filter kit. Includes connections
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From $29 | Replacement Filter Cartridges

  • WFA & Everpure Cartridges
  • Omifilter cartridges
  • Rainwater cartridges
  • Fridge Cartridges
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From $99 | Water Filters for your RV

  • Easy installation
  • Choice of three systems
  • Significantly cheaper than bottled water
  • Durable & long lasting
  • Space saving
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From $39 | Counter Top System & Filter Taps

  • Ideal solution for people on the move
  • No plumbing required
  • Chrome Plated
  • Lever operation
  • Suitable for WFA Filter Systems
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