• Shopping Cart
Save 5% when you check out with Auto Delivery!
bbb A+ site secured
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: New filter - now seeing flakes in water

  1. #1
    newstart18 is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009

    Default New filter - now seeing flakes in water

    Hello. I just purchased 3 new GE SmartWater MWF cartridges for my refrigerator. The water running through the old filter was starting to run quite slowly, but was still running clear. I installed one of the new cartridges, and am now seeing what look like small, clear "potato flakes" in the water. There were a lot of them at first, far less now but they are still there. I have run about 3 gallons of water out (twice what instructions said) and am still seeing them. The water is running much, much faster than it was before I installed the new filter, but again I am concerned about what I am seeing in the water. Does anyone have any idea what it is that I am seeing? Is it harmful? Any replies will be greatly appreciated, thanks!

  2. #2
    WaterTech is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2009


    If you are starting with a safe city water supply, you probably donít have reason for concern. I would just keep flushing the filter out.

  3. #3
    Alex is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2009

    Default Hard water

    Sounds like you have hard water. The flakes are scale that is formed from built up calcium and hardness minerals.

    The scale build-up is probably what slowed the flow of your old filter.

    Scale particles will not harm you.


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts