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When Water Filters Fail: Installation Error or Defect?

DonanEngineering Appliance, Product & Component Failures, Component Testing, Featured, Forensic Engineer, Water Losses

Donan’s Component Testing Laboratory (CTL) studies numerous water filters that have failed and resulted in a water loss. One typical water filter received is a nominal 10-inch style with a canister and head assembly component (Figure 1).  These components are constructed of plastics and are intended to be installed with a filter cartridge designed to remove tastes and odors from …