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Filtrol 160 Lint Filter - with 1 Filter Bag

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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.
  • The Filtrol 160 is approximately 15” tall, from the top fitting to the bottom,  9" wide and projects about 8" from the wall.
  • The Filtrol 160 is approximately 15” tall, from the top fitting to the bottom,  9" wide and projects about 8" from the wall.
  • The Filtrol 160 contents.
  • The Filtrol 160 in packaging.
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5.00 LBS
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1 unit(s)

 Product Description

The Filtrol 160 washing machine filter removes non-biodegradable fibers, such as microfibers and microplastics from your washing machine discharge. These are one of the leading cause of septic system and drainfield failure. It also is an effective tool for reducing sewer line plugging for those who are on city sewer and microfiber pollution in waterways. 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 

The main things you will want to take into consideration before ordering the Filtrol-160™ will be:

  • Location The Filtrol 160 Lint Filter is approximately 15” tall, from the top fitting to the bottom,  9" wide and projects about 8" from the wall  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, laundry tub or wall box.


  •  Discharge HoseIf existing discharge hose is brittle, split or the wrong size, it should be replaced with 1" ID hose (supplied). Note: Measure the inside diameter of your washing machines discharge hose to confirm if an adapter kit is needed. ¾ inch and 1 ¼ inch Connector Adapter Kits are available on our online store at SepticSafe.com, under the Microfiber Filter 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.
  • AttachmentWhen 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. Use of a fabric softner or excessive amount of laundry detergent can cause a slimy residue and restrict the filtering process. 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.

 Warranty Information

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.

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 Product Reviews

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  1. First time user

    Posted by Robert Mooney Sr. on 2nd Nov 2017

    I was sceptical about how much lint was being discharged into my septic system. However after just one or two wash loads I could see the amount screened. It works great. I have a little trouble getting the lid off of the canister. I put some vasaline petrolime jelly on the rubber "O" ring but it is still hard to get off. Any suggestions?

  2. Poor design

    Posted by Dave on 25th May 2017

    This filter does what it is basically designed to do, It removes lint and debris from your laundry drain cycle. However it needs to be designed better. The filter creates alot of back pressure when it drains. So much so that if the laundry pump turns off and the filter cup is still full of liquid it starts a cycle of burps and drains as there is n

    o air release or one way valve so the incoming air displacement has to come up the drain tube into the container. Just like pouring gas from a gas can without an air intake/release valve. I have since redesigned the filter. A small brass one way valve drilled and tapped into the plastic top solved the problem. Now it has incoming air to displace the water and drains super fast. The one way valve lets air in but seals when the laundry pump starts to drain. No more burping and hiccups waiting for it to drain.

  3. Works great and looks great.

    Posted by Jim on 17th Apr 2017

    After only a few loads, I can see it will be well worth the money. The amount of lint, dirt and crud this filter removes from the drain water would wreak havoc on my septic tank. I have a 4 year old son who loves getting muddy and dirty. His clothes are filthy when they go in the wash and clean coming out. The dirt would normally wind up in the septic tank, clogging the drain field pipes. This will prevent that. I will get a second filter element. That way I can let the dirty one dry and shake the dirt and lint into the trash can. This product needs to be a standard part of proper septic tank care.

  4. a penny saved is .....

    Posted by hcduckcarver795@gmail.com on 17th Apr 2017

    Had to have the drain line from the washer and kitchen to the main line cleaned after a blockage. Lint blockage because of fabric softener usage.
    The new filter worked right off the bat, good system even tho plumbing fittings are a pain in the butt.

  5. Filtrol Lint Catcher

    Posted by Ray M on 2nd Apr 2017

    Having recently purchased a home in the country side and now having to make use of a septic system, I started looking for good information regarding use and care of the system and keep it free of problems down the road. I came across the Filtrol 160 on an internet search and after being unable to find any similar product I decided this is a must buy. The installation was simple.The laundry area in our double wide is not large, but with some minor adjustments, I was able to connect the filtration unit to the washer and run the lower hose from the Filtrol straight down into the drain waste pipe.

    Everything functions well, lid comes off and back on easily, and after a test run to check for leaks, all is well. Though a bit pricey, this unit is worth the purchase to prevent major problems with lint clogging up the leach field.

    At the time of purchase I also ordered 2 additional filter bags and 1 o-ring so I'd have them on hand in the future if/when needed.

  6. Nice product worth the extra dollars for the quality

    Posted by Bob on 26th Feb 2017

    Just installed it a couple of days ago and so far so good. Good quality design and easy to install with the exception of the flex hose and its seal on the lid hose barb which took some fooling around to get it to stop leaking. The flex hose ID is smaller that the hose barb and require a lot of twisting to get it on. If you use the plumbers putty as suggested it just wipes off as you try inserting the barb. I finally used the Teflon tape on the hose barb, several wraps along with the aviation clamp provided and it stopped leaking. All in all it is really a nice device. Another concern may be when you have to remove the lid as there is really no place to get under it to separate if from the housing and in time it might be difficult to remove as dirt get in around the O-ring, only time will tell. The filter bag itself picks up the smallest of particles and the flow is good throughout. I did not install if very high to limit head height on the wash machine pump which could damage the pump. We have it dumping into a tub next to the wash machine so it located at just a little higher than the wash machine. This was also done to aid in removal of the lid, filter and reassemble. I would recommend this product to keep your septic system from clogging up which if it does it will cause you many more dollars than this device.

  7. lint trapper

    Posted by Unknown on 25th Feb 2017

    This is our second filter. After 12 years of catching gagging lint, the top cracked. The new one looks and works great. Its the Superior wAy in my opinion, to keep the gunk left over when washing clothes out of the drain, pipes, and septic. Thus is a good thing when a Pig Pen, lives under the same roof.

  8. install

    Posted by Unknown on 17th Oct 2016

    Be careful and go slow when putting right angle and straight adapters into the unit. I cross threaded at first but was able to correct it.
    Use plumbers putty on the entire length of th fitting that goes into intake and drain hoses. Needed two clamps for the top inlet.
    Got a tube of super lube at harbor freight, smeared it all over the gasket and the inside lip of the top. Just a fingernail and a twist of a butter knife gets top off. Will re-lube as needed.
    Lastly, with my install about 60" off the floor and a speed queen top loader, was getting foam coming out of drain pipe. Got a one foot section of the largest pipe insulation and wrapped this around the drain hose so that 4" was above the pipe, no more suds.
    I got a total of 3 bags and glad I did. Just remove the linty bag, wring it put and rest it between washer and dryer to dry. Invert it when dry and the lint peels off like sunburnt skin.
    Working well so far. Little obsessed but I have to admit that that I like to go and watch the unit in action when the washer is on spin.

  9. Filtrol 160

    Posted by filtrol 160 on 25th Jan 2016

    Second one I've owned. It works great to get lint out but as other reviewers say a little tricky getting it to open up to clean out the filter. Once you learn where the notches are on the lid it releases pretty easily with a little help from a screwdriver.
    I had a challenge connecting my 3/4" washing machine hose to the 1" filtrol connection and hose supplied with the unit but after buying a connector at the hardware store it was easy.
    We have a basement laundry room and this filter not only protects the septic system it also keeps lint out of the basement sewage pump and prevents clogging and ruining the pump. $140 is a small price to pay to protect your septic system.

  10. Filtrol 160 Lint Filter

    Posted by jm on 8th Oct 2015

    Works good but it could be less expensive and also shipping charges

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