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How to Replace an SLC Slim-Line Cartridge in a Sprite Shower Filter

Irene A. Blake

The Sprite SLC cartridge is a replaceable filtration cartridge used with the Slim-Line (SL) shower filter system. The cartridge media consist of copper-zinc mixtures that help reduce or remove chemicals and impurities such as mercury, chlorine, lead and iron while preventing microorganism growth. Sprite Industries Inc. designed the Slim-Line filter as two pieces with the cartridge housed between. To replace the filter, detach it from the shower pipe and separate the halves with a simple unscrewing motion.

  1. Unscrew your shower head from the Sprite Slim-Line shower filter and then unscrew the filter from the shower pipe.

  2. Hold the sides of the filter in each hand and twist in opposite directions to unlock and separate the halves. Remove the used SLC cartridge and set it aside for disposal.

  3. Lift the O-rings from the each piece of the housing. Wash the rings completely with a few drops of mild detergent and water and then rinse the rings thoroughly.

  4. Apply a small amount of lubricant around each ring and then return the rings to the pieces.

  5. Grasp the tab on the instruction label on your new SLC cartridge. Pull the label from the cartridge and dispose of it.

  6. Insert the new cartridge into the piece where you removed the old one and then screw the pieces back together.

  7. Run hot water through the filter for at least 60 seconds.

  8. Screw the filter back onto the shower pipe. Screw the shower head back onto the filter.

  9. Turn on your shower to confirm that the water pressure hasn't changed.