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Filtrol 160 Lint Filter - with 1 Filter Bag, and 1 Replacement Bag (Recommended)

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  • The original Filtrol 160 washing machine filter.  Wexco is the exclusive distributor for the patented Filtrol 160, the only true washing machine filter designed for washing machines on the market.
  • The original Filtrol 160 washing machine filter.  Wexco is the exclusive distributor for the patented Filtrol 160, the only true washing machine filter designed for washing machines on the market.
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  • Filtrol 160 Washing machine filter components.
5.00 LBS
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 Product Description

The Filtrol 160 washing machine lint filter removes non-biodegradable fibers, such as microfibers and microplastics from your washing machine discharge. These filbers are one of the leading causes of septic system and drainfield failure.  It also is an effective tool for reducing sewer line plugging for those who are on city sewer.   Wexco is the exclusive distributor for the patented Filtrol 160, the only true washing machine filter designed for washing machines on the market.

The Filtrol 160™ is a patented, re-useable filter that attaches to your washing machine discharge hose and removes the non-biodegradable fibers like polyester and nylon, sand, hair and pet fur before they go down the drain and plug your septic system and drainpipes. Even Laundromats and government facilities are using the Filtrol 160™.

This product is now being used by and/or recommended by · Universities · State Water Quality Agencies · Professional Contractors · Homeowners · Laundromats · Engineering and Consulting Firms · Entire Communities and Neighborhoods · Environmental Agencies · Mobile Home Parks · Some Government Agencies have stated "This product is long overdue" and would like to make the Filtrol 160™ a code requirement! Why? Because it works!

  • FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
  • Removing the lid on the Filtrol 160™ - The lid pulls off, it is not threaded. Disconnect the clips from the lid and remove the canister from the wall bracket; place the palm of your hand on top of the lid and your fingers over the edge of the lid, with pressure on your fingers pull up on the edge of the lid. Do not pull up on the lip around the canister; this is part of the canister not part of the lid. When lid has been removed, you can apply a silicone type lubricant to the O-ring for ease of removing the lid in the future. 

  • Lid is stuck; cannot remove it, what can I do -  Using a screwdriver lightly lift on the lid at the indentation on either side of where the lid clips are located, do this on both sides of the lid to loosen the lid. Do Not force or use alot of pressure to prevent breaking the lid
  • What is included with the Filtrol 160™ - It comes with a filter bag (this model comes with two filter bags),  5 feet of hose, 2 clamps, 1 inch threaded x 1 inch barbed elbow fitting, 1 inch threaded x 1 inch barbed straight fitting and a mounting bracket for easy installation (you supply the 2 screws that hold the bracket on the wall). Most homeowners can install the unit in 10-15 minutes.

  • Tell me about the filter bag - The bag is a 200 micron filter. It is a re-usable filter bag and should be cleaned out over a garbage container every 1-3 weeks and will last 1-2 years. It will depend on the number of loads you wash and how much lint and dirt goes into the filter bag.  Replacement bags are $12.95 and can be ordered on SepticSafe.com. Most customers prefer to order an additional bag to save on shipping charges.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

  • How big is the Filtrol 160™ - Measurements of the Filtrol 160 Lint Filter : 12.25 inches tall by 7.5 inches wide by 8 inces deep - these measurements do not include the discharge hose from the washing machine or the discharge hose from the Filtrol 160 itself.                             

  • My washing machine hose is not the same size as needed for the  Filtrol 160™ - Available on SepticSafe.com are two Connector Adapter Kits, 1 1/4" and 3/4" are the sizes.  


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These are examples of typical installations, however, because not all laundry rooms are the same you may have to modify your set-up.

The main things you will want to take into consideration when installing your Filtrol-160™ will be:

 · Location You will not want to install the Filtrol 160™ under a low hanging cabinet. This could interfere with the removal of the filter for cleaning. You will need to have a minimum of 24 inches to be able to remove the canister from the wall mounted bracket, and still have proper drainage.  If possible, the top of the Filtrol-160™ should not exceed 60 inches. Discharge hose can be routed to a standpipe, wallbox or laundry tub (figures 1 & 2).

 · Discharge Hose If existing discharge hose is brittle, split or the wrong size, it should be replaced with 1" ID hose (supplied). Note: On some washing machines (General Electric, for example) you may need to also order the Connector Adapter Kit to attach the new hose. The kit can be found on SepticSafe.com under the Filters tab. On most machines the new hose will easily attach to the fitting that protrudes from the back. Be aware that some machines will discharge 2-3 cups of water when hose is removed.

 · Attachment When attaching bracket to the wall, screws should be driven into a stud (see figure 3). The Filtrol 160™ will become extremely heavy when it is full of water. If drilling into plaster or drywall and you can not locate a stud, expander bolts, or toggle bolts, should be used. Hint: First attach the bracket to a 3/4 inch thick piece of plywood, then attach the plywood to the wall.

 · Cleaning - Frequency of cleaning the filter will depend on the types and amounts of materials being laundered. In most cases the filter will need to be cleaned every 10-15 washloads. Clean filter often for best results.  Replacement filters must be hand washed, DO NOT put into washing machine to clean.

 · Caution Always unplug washing machine before moving it or performing any type of service.


The Filtrol 160™ comes with a 90 day money back guarantee. If after using the Filtrol 160™ for 3 months, you don’t think it is protecting your system, send it back for a full refund. Most people, after seeing how well it works, begin recommending it or giving them as gifts to their friends and neighbors, after all, the only thing worse than having a failed system is living next door to one. We have even received letters from people saying that after using this filter (and stopping the constant assault of material fibers) their sluggish and failed systems have started working again.


 Warranty Information

There is a 90 day warranty on this product.

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 Product Reviews

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  1. Performs well with minor drawbacks that can be overcome with simple engineering

    Posted by Joshua on 15th Sep 2017

    We've been using this product for nearly two months. We got it because our septic's filter was clogging with hair/lint about every 12 weeks, causing water to come up out of the ground whenever the pump ran.
    It was becoming a routine to have to clean poo covered lint and hair out of the filter after lifting up the heavy lid. Very tiresome and gross. We found this product and decided to give it a try.
    It seems this product should largely extend, if not eliminate, the clogging septic filter problem(we'll see). It does a good job filtering out the lint and hair from the washer's waste water, but you need to install it correctly to avoid leaks, etc. Here is our advice:

    1. Using plumbers tape on both top and bottom threaded fittings is highly recommended. We used it liberally and have had no leaks.

    2. Before you buy, make sure your washer's discharge hose is 1" and if it's not, get a proper fitting along with your purchase.

    3. We bought an extra O-ring in in case it needs replacement. Get yourself at least one extra filter bag so you can have a clean one on standby when the other one needs to be taken out and cleaned. This particular package already comes with two bags, but you might want another one in case a bag gets damaged.

    4. We found that the best way to clean these filter bags is to hose them out outside while the bag is still wet and can be easily rinsed out.
    Others have said they like to wait for the bag to dry and then simply peel the waste off. We tried that, but found our way to work better. Do what works for you.

    5. The rubber hose that comes with this unit, but probably more your washer's discharge hose, has a tendency to want to spring back when bent. This will be a problem when trying to attach it to the upper fitting of the canister.
    You don't want the hose trying to flip itself off due to its own spring pressure or being pulled down by its own weight so that it might slip off and/or allow water to leak. Yes, it comes with a clamp, but they only do so much before they become counterproductive.
    Do whatever is necessary in your unique situation to prop up your hose to minimize this problem.

    6. We found that after a few washes the filter bag begins to hold water due to waste hardening in the pores of the bag (may have to do with soap/fabric softener that you're using). This becomes the limiting factor in switching out the bag, rather than lint. Be sure to keep an eye on it as you use it. This is not a "install and forget" type of product. It requires attention, but it beats playing with poo.

    7. When water drains from the canister, it "glub-blub's," just like a two liter bottle turned upside down. Because of that, and the volume of the canister's discharge hose, the waste water can only drain out of the canister so fast. Every washer is different. If your washer discharges faster than the canister can drain, you may encounter issues. Unfortunately there's really no way to know except to try the product for yourself. If it helps, we have a samsung washer that is only a year old, and it does not overwhelm the canister.
    Others have said that they solved such a problem by making an air hole in the top of the canister and installing a check valve in order to resolve the "glub-glub" problem by increasing the rate at which the canister can discharge. We can't say whether that would work, but theoretically it could, and according to at least one reviewer it does.

    Overall this is a good product that solves a problem that many people have. However, it is not perfect and you need to be willing to do the work to install it correctly and then pay attention to it.

  2. Well made!

    Posted by Brian Johnson on 17th Jul 2017

    Your product was shipped fast. Great instructions and easy to install. Quality made product with quality parts!

  3. Works well

    Posted by Unknown on 19th Jun 2017

    We bought this to filter out the microfibers from our washer. An amazing amount was collected in the first load! Works as advertised and not difficult to install and use. Be sure to measure the INTERIOR diameter of the hose coming out of your washer before you order. Then you can order any necessary adapters with your initial order and save on shipping.

  4. The only Filter I could find that's really works, but!

    Posted by Walter Hoeck on 15th Jun 2017

    This is the only filter I could find, it is pricy, but it does what it should do, remove the lint from the gray water. When you have a septic system or dry well, you need this filter.
    The problem is with the 5' long drain hose. When the wash machine Pumps the water, it fills up the whole filter housing and after the wash machine stop’s pumping, the water stays in the filter housing until you lower the 5’ hose all away until the air bubbles into the housing. May be a shorter hose would solve the problem. I drilled a hole into the housing lid with a threaded barb fitting and attached an Air check valve from an Aquarium pump with a hose to it. Now it has the necessary air to drain the gray water, and when the wash machine pumps the water it fills up the housing only half full like it should, even when the filter is clogged up.
    The second is when the filter is empty; it stays always water in the bottom of the filter housing, because of the thread from the drain fitting. I do not like it at all, looks dirty and filthy. I do not know how to solve this problem; I guess I have to life with it!

  5. great product

    Posted by Tamara Bock on 18th Apr 2017

    This product is awesome.... I did not realize how much lint and debris comes out of the washer. My washer is located in the basement and I was always having slow draining problems and now I can see that debris could have easily be contributing to the problem.

  6. Easy, and effective

    Posted by Unknown on 31st Mar 2017

    Easy to install, and it works, not much to say, much better than the old ones you zip to the line.

  7. This will save us money, inconvenience, and time.

    Posted by Bill Styler on 18th Feb 2017

    After searching several places, finding the Wexco site was a relief. Even more relief came after I installed the Filtrol 160 and saw it work! Excellent, sturdy product, simple to maintain.

  8. so far so good

    Posted by JB on 15th Feb 2017

    We found this product because the old home we bought has old pipes and the pipe backed up on us. It took a weekend to unplug it. Hoping this will belp prevent it from occurring again.

  9. easy peasy

    Posted by Unknown on 13th Oct 2016

    Easy to install. Easy to empty.

  10. Excellent filter

    Posted by Al on 12th Oct 2016

    Filter works very well at removing fiber, lint etc

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