DuPont WFPF38001C Universal Whole House Filter Review


  • Reduces sediment, rust, silt, large particles
  • Includes 5 micron, 2-phase filter - lasts up to 15,000 gallons
  • Built in bypass valve
  • 5 gallon / 19 liter per minute flow
  • 3/4" ports
  • 3 year warranty

Product Overview

This DuPont whole house filter is a great unit – well made, has great features and comes with a filter cartridge that will filter through you through the first 15,000 gallons of water. This is a sediment filter so it won’t filter out bacteria however, it uses a universal 10-inch filter that allows you to upgrade the filter cartridge and gives the option to use a plethora of other filter brands, not just a DuPont water filter cartridge. The clear housing of the unit allows you to see the filter’s work and help determine when it’s time for a filter change. It also has a bypass valve built in to the unit that allows you to easily change the filter without having to shut off your entire water supply. It’s priced at less than $35 USD.

Measurements: 14.1” x 6.2” x 6.1” ; 2.8 lbs / 35.8 cm x 15.75 cm x 15.5 cm ; 1.27 kg

Feature Highlights

  • NSF certified
  • Bypass valve allow you to change the filter without turning off your entire water supply
  • Includes a DuPont 800 series filter that last an impressive 15,000 gallons before needing to be replaced
  • Uses standard 10” x 2.5” filter cartridges so you can use most other brands, not just DuPont water filter replacement cartridges
  • Easy to follow instructions, easy to install
  • Includes filter wrench

DuPont Water Filter Review – Model WFPF38001C

This DuPont water filter is a great unit. It’s well crafted and uses quality materials however, reports show that it wasn’t uncommon for some of the earlier built models (sold in 2015-mid 2016) to have had a design flaw with in-out ports being slightly too big and resulted in minor leakage if they weren’t taped and sealed sufficiently. The most recent reviews, including ours (as of January 2017) don’t report the problem so it looks like DuPont has addressed and fixed the issue and this unit works great.

Although the issue seems to have been fixed, you still must heed to some basic plumbing precautions that are necessary with any filter system; DO NOT over tighten the fittings and put a couple of wraps of Teflon tape around the threads. It wouldn’t hurt to apply some pipe dope as an extra measure.

Like the popular DuPont WFPF13003B, this is a sediment filter and it does a spectacular job of clearing out large particle sediment, dirt, rust and silt. However, with a slightly higher price tag, this WFPF38001C filter has a couple of additional features.

The first noticeable difference is the clear housing of this DuPont filter. It makes it cosmetically more appealing but also serves the purpose of a visual guideline to let you know when it’s time to replace the filter cartridge.
 
Second is the built in bypass filter. This allows you to change the filter cartridge without having to turn off your whole house’s water supply. It makes it filter changes quick, clean and extremely easy.

The one downfall of the WFPF28001C is that it doesn’t come with a mounting bracket so be sure to pick one up separately. Add one to your cart here.

Overall, despite the reported leakage issues, this is a great unit, well made by a trusted company and is backed by a 3 year warranty if you happen to run into any problems.

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