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How do you guys maintain your Water Purifiers? I have Kent Grand RO and filter replacements are expensive.

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I thought of buying the filters online and replace them myself but all the online options are fishy, no way of knowing they do anything.


How do you guys manage ?

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Accept it as necessary expense, part of life.

Deal Cadet Deal Cadet
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Change your pre filter regularly, your ro life will increase.  Pre filter are available at very cheap price. You can do this yourself.

Benevolent Benevolent
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Maintenance expenditure depends on input water quality. Try to install install a cheap optional pre-filter at water inlet to minimize damage to main water purifier.

Many times replacement alarms are triggered based on preset time durations rather than actual choking. Try to reset the alarm and resume functioning unless water flow stops. Maintenance personnel earn a lot of commission on replacing filters more frequently than required. Try to pre plan filter replacements based on ur actual water consumption and guaranteed capacity of filters

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Accept it as necessary expense, part of life.

Helpful Helpful
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get an AMC and live peacefully.
Costing around 6k-7k in Bangalore

Blaze Blaze
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I purchased Livpure pep pro plus from Flipkart in May 2022, and in May 2023 purchased livepure 3 years AMC for 8750 rs (1540 discount given).

AMC includes :-

1) All internal filters & prefilter replacement will be done yearly.

2) Filters cleaning is done once in every 3 months.

Location - Bangalore

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Deal Cadet Deal Cadet
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nah my frugal lifestyle needs a hack

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Change your pre filter regularly, your ro life will increase.  Pre filter are available at very cheap price. You can do this yourself.

Deal Subedar Deal Subedar
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Any idea, how frequently. TDS around 300. Water is already treated by delhi jal board.  
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Benevolent Benevolent
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Maintenance expenditure depends on input water quality. Try to install install a cheap optional pre-filter at water inlet to minimize damage to main water purifier.

Many times replacement alarms are triggered based on preset time durations rather than actual choking. Try to reset the alarm and resume functioning unless water flow stops. Maintenance personnel earn a lot of commission on replacing filters more frequently than required. Try to pre plan filter replacements based on ur actual water consumption and guaranteed capacity of filters

Deal Subedar Deal Subedar
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What are you guys paying for pre-filter. How frequently should I change it. TDS is around 300

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100-150 for set of 3 candles

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Deal Lieutenant Deal Lieutenant
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You can diy ....it's easy

I m doing it from last few months .... No issues till now

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where do u buy replacements?
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Helpful Helpful
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I have learnt to replace and repair parts of kent.it was one time process and now I do servicing by myself from past 3 years

Deal Cadet Deal Cadet
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but where do u buy the replacements from?

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I have Aquaguard Booster. 

Purchase cost 12000.

AMC Cost 2400 for 2 years.

1 filter replacement/year.

Complementary service 4 times / year

Blaze Blaze
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All internal + pre filter replacement per year ?

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Deal Subedar Deal Subedar
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Buy from trusted source only. Kent for sure is expensive but its service is outstanding from others. Technician visits usually the same day of complaint and escalation desk is helpful too. I tried switching to aquaguard but stepped back after I noticed their sales technician that they sent for demo was giving false and misleading information. Another option I was considering was Urban company Native .. you can switch to that if you want. I wanted no compromise on service quality so sticked with kent again for my 4th RO also.

Also with kent.. their machines are fitted to start alarming after 1 year .. so usually when technician make visit to renew AMC.. I get the filters clean and alarm reset first.. that way the filters on my less used machines last more like 1.5 years.

Post Mogul Post Mogul
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I have blue star RO UV UF, its filter kit (all filters) cost is 2500 which is ok. You can try it.

Talk-Of-The-Town Talk-Of-The-Town
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Any suggestion for good UF +UV water filter .My Kent Maxx is nearing it's end after almost 10 years.

Deal Subedar Deal Subedar
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It's so easy to replace Water filters like RO, membrane, external filters. 
I will do it by myself by purchasing these filters from an offline store.

It's a no brainer task and doesn't need any AMC at all.

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which local shop and what brand of filters do u buy ?
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Water is the most important thing for your life. Don't risk for saving a few thousands.

For eg: Calculate 4k per year saved x 30 number of years. It is only 1.2 lakhs for 30 years for good healthy kidneys.

Comrade Comrade
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you're definitely risking your health if you depend on RO water with 15-30 TDS as fixed by most of these RO technicians so that the filters get used more and they sell you more. make sure your TDS is atleast 100-150

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Dont use RO water it is bad for health espicially children , better take normal filter and if PH calue of water in your area is bad try shifting to some other place even if on rent

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Got kent ultra 3 in 1 some 7/8 years ago....living in pune...so good water supply from municipality

Just today morning cleaned the sediment and carbon filter....working as good as new now..had replaced it in jan 2023...i usually change it after rainy season..cost around 1k....i install the carbon n sediment filter myself as kent themself wld charge arnd 1500

Haven't ever changed the UV filter...will have to check on that

Deal Lieutenant Deal Lieutenant
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Jab tak TDS correct aa raha hai tab tak to hum koi service/part change nhi krate

Deal Lieutenant Deal Lieutenant
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Got one non-branded one from a local service center guy who works as a service guy for Pureit, Kent and Havells RO.

Its been 4 years and he did the filter replacement for 2 times for ₹500 only.

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I've Kent Grand Plus RO. I service it myself. I buy the parts from local Kent service center by visiting them. I change the "Sediment" & "Carbon" filter around 1 to 1.5 years. I change the "Membrane" filter (Most expensive filter) only when it's either getting choked or water TDS is rising or both. I test water TDS regularly. It must be below 50.  

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Local kent service centers quote the prices too high. For me they said price is same even if i call a technician to my home
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Deal Subedar Deal Subedar
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Using Aquagaurd UV+ since 12 years in Municipal water

(Its work only to remove mud/fine dust, chlorine and disinfect with UV lamp)

Availed 2 Free service within warranty period

after that Self service in 6 months (Service = cleaning water tank and all filters)

(Always check UV lamp is working)

Never changed any filter yet.

NOTE: (For better/extended life) keep purifier switched off and switch it on when need to filter water.

All the Brands have timer settings and after reaching certain hours/days/years, purifier start to blink red (but still its good to use). They play with customers mind with spreading fear.

Never use RO as many studies suggested that its harmful as its remove essential minerals from water 



Comrade Comrade
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get a TDS meter for 100-150rs

only change pre filters 3-4 times a year depending on the quality of source water. get the transparent ones so you can see the discoloration of filters as they degrade.

if you use municipal water (which is generally treated) of TDS is around 300-400, don't use RO. just get a purifier with UV+ UF+ Carbon filter and a pre filter for sediment.

incase if you already have a purifier with RO, and if your source water TDS is lower than 400 remove/ bypass RO and connect directly to UV and pass it through UF and carbon filters.

drink safe water and be safe guys.

RO is not always safe.

Critic Critic
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Ro water eats your bones

Deal Newbie Deal Newbie
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I had the same Kent RO. It got too expensive after some time. But after I gave it off I realised that the Delhi made after market parts fit and work just fine. Am from Mumbai but RO is used more in Delhi than Mumbai. So all parts come from there.

Deal Newbie Deal Newbie
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Deal Cadet Deal Cadet
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I am using livpure pep pro plus. The RO membrane provided by the company cannot be opened which cost around 2200 right now . So, Buy a RO membrane from local market which can be opened. Cost me around 1600. Then whenever your RO membrane stops working. just open it and replace the cartidge which will cost around 900(search for knovio neer membrane) for the best one at amazon. Then You are good to go for atleast a year. I am using my purifier for 4 years. I have changed twice RO and 4-5 times pre filter candle and nothing else. This hack cost me around 1200 a year. Better than 8700 AMC for 3 three years which is 2900 a year.

Comrade Comrade
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thanks buddy, good suggestions

Deal Cadet Deal Cadet
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Replace the full RO by 2years or max 3years, new RO costs 5 to 6k, after 3 years motor 2.5k, membrane 2k, filters another 2k etc will be charged, instead get exchange and cc offers and replace the RO best solution

Freebie Finder Freebie Finder
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Last Year Purchased Aquaguad Delight NXT in 5.5k With Exchange of Classic Aquaguad, but it was without TA so TDS level Just 2-3.

So after 8-9 months Again Exchanged With Aquaguad Marvel Nxt (RO+UV+UF+TA) In 9k

Cool Cool
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Bought Urban Company M1 RO for 12K, now tension free for next 2 years. Since every replacement is covered for 2 years.

Post Mogul Post Mogul
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how is this one?

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