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Filtration solutions for businesses and residential properties, keeping drains clear of debris and preventing microfiber pollution. 

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Removes Debris and Microfibers

The Filtrol 160 washing machine filter keeps loose items and debris like buttons, lint, and hair from plugging your facility’s drain. In addition, it removes non-biodegradable fibers (like microfibers, microplastics, polyester, nylon, sand, hair, and pet fur) from your washer’s discharge before they make their way into our lakes, streams, and drinking water. Not only do these pollute our water, these are one of the leading causes of sewer line plugging and drainfield failure.


The Filtrol 160 is a patented, re-useable filter that attaches to your washing machine discharge hose and removes non-biodegradable fibers before they go down the drain and plug septic systems and drainpipes. 


This product is now being used by and/or recommended by · Universities · State Water Quality Agencies · Professional Contractors · Homeowners · Laundromats · Engineering and Consulting Firms · Entire Communities and Neighborhoods · Environmental Agencies · Mobile Home Parks ·Government Agencies

Filtrol removes as much as 89% of microfibers from your laundry. The most effective filtering solution available today.

Exceeds Code Requirements

The Filtrol exceeds the international plumbing code required lint interceptor on all commercial establishments (IPC 1003.6).


Things to know before purchasing the Filtrol Standard 


The Filtrol 160 Lint Filter is approximately 15” tall, from the top fitting to the bottom, 9" wide and projects about 8" from the wall  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. You will need to have a minimum of 24 inches to be able to remove the canister from the wall mounted bracket, and still have proper drainage. If possible, the top of the Filtrol 160 should not exceed 60 inches. Discharge hose can be routed to a standpipe, laundry tub or wall box.


Discharge Hose

If existing discharge hose is brittle, split or the wrong size, it should be replaced with 1" ID hose (supplied). Note: Measure the inside diameter of your washing machines discharge hose to confirm which provided fitting you will use. The Filtrol 160 will include both a 1" threaded x 1" barbed elbow and a 1" threaded x 3/4" barbed elbow to meet the most common drain hose sizes.  A Filtrol 160 Connector Adapter Kit - 1" Threaded x 1 1/4" Barbed  is also available should you need that size.  On most machines the new hose will easily attach to the fitting that protrudes from the back. Be aware that some machines will discharge 2-3 cups of water when hose is removed. 


When attaching bracket to the wall, screws should be driven into a stud or concrete wall. The Filtrol 160 may become heavy when in use.  If drilling into plaster or drywall and you cannot locate a stud, expander bolts or toggle bolts should be used. Hint: First attach the bracket to a 3/4 inch thick piece of plywood, then attach the plywood to the wall.


Frequency of cleaning the filter will depend on the types and amounts of materials being laundered. Use of a fabric softner or excessive amount of laundry detergent can cause a slimy residue and restrict the filtering process. In most cases the filter will need to be cleaned every 10-15 washloads. Clean filter often for best results.  Replacement filters must be hand washed, DO NOT put into washing machine to clean.

Caution-Always unplug washing machine before moving it or performing any type of service.


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