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Culligan D-250A Cartridge Set

4.3 out of 5 stars 162 customer reviews

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  • For use with Culligan models SY-2650, SY-2500, SY-2300, SY-5197, SY-2000.
  • Recommended for use with city and well water supplies
  • 500 gallon capacity or 6 months

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Product Description

Product Description

Replacement cartridge; For use with Culligan models SY-2300, SY-2000, SY-2500, SY-5197 and SY-2650; Reduces bad taste and odor, chlorine taste and odor, sediment, lead, asbestos and cysts.

From the Manufacturer

The Culligan D250A premium replacement drinking water filter cartridge set reduces bad tastes and odors and sediment and various other contaminants, utilizing a granular carbon pre-filter (gray casting cartridge), along with a .5 sub micron carbon block cartridge. This cartridge set is rated to last 500 gallons, about 6 months .

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Technical Details

Part Number 01019067
Item Weight 1.7 pounds
Product Dimensions 2.5 x 4.8 x 10 inches
Item model number D250A
Size Single Unit
Color GREEN
Item Package Quantity 1
Batteries Included? No
Batteries Required? No

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ASIN B000BQS4HE
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4.3 out of 5 stars 162 customer reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #5,540 in Home Improvements (See top 100)
#39 in Home Improvement > Kitchen & Bath Fixtures > Water Filtration & Softeners > Replacement Filters > Replacement Under-Sink Filters
Shipping Weight 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Date First Available August 17, 2005

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After installation, these replacement filters had a very low flow, much less than previous replacements, which made me check the label. The filters look identical to previous D-250A sets, BUT do not have NSF certification on the packaging label and the list of things filtered is only
Reduces
- bad taste & odor
- sediment
Therefore different than the original product spec posted on Amazon. I checked at the local hardware store and their D-250A sets are the same, i.e. Culligan changed the first filtering cartridge (the white one) to a lower spec. Unfortunately, I waited to install these beyond the Amazon return window.
I subsequently ordered a separate D-40A cartridge (this one is NSF certified and meets original D-250A specs), installed it and voila, the flow is normal again and filtering is level 4. Therefore I recommend to purchase the 2 cartridges separately.
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After the GE SmartFilter replacement filters were made in Mexico (instead of the U.S), the quality plummeted. I later found out the these Culligan filters are compatible with the smartfilter, so I thought that I might get good quality replacements from Culligan. The photo on a website shows the package with the words "made in the U.S", however, when I got to the store it said "assembled in the U.S. with foreign and domestic components". I decided to buy it anyway. After I installed it, I was astounded to find out the the filtered water tasted WORSE than tap water. I used a Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) meter to measure the water quality. Tap water said 260 ppm, and filtered water said 264 ppm. The activated carbon in the second filter is there ostensibly to remove chlorine and heavy metals, but the TDS meter shows that NO dissolved solids are being removed. AWFUL.
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I ordered this Jan 5, 2010, despite other warnings, thinking I might get lucky and get the right filter, and if not, at least amazon is usually good about returns. Sure enough, I only got the cheapo filter for taste, odor and sediment, not level 4 as advertised. I don't know what to do now to find a quality replacement filter!
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what i received is rated for taste/sediment/odor, but NOT a level 4 filter.
a level 4 filter would remove much more, including pesticides, herbicides, etc.
also does NOT have NSF certification.
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I purchased this set of filters to use with my Culligan SY-2650 undersink water filtration system. As other reviewers mentioned, this set is no NSF certified, which left me concerned that it left my water poorly filtered. I purchased a separate Cullingan D40A NSF-certified level 4 carbon filter cartridge, replacing the green-capped carbon cartridge which came included with the 250A set. Water flow is fine and I feel safer knowing that my drinking water is properly filtered (although it's probably a good idea to send a sample out to a lab for testing).

My order of of the filter cartridges is per manual - the green capped one goes into the 1st compartment close to water inlet, while the GAC (gray activated carbon) cartridge - into the 2nd. On YouTube, Googling "US-1500 filter change" suggests the reverse with the following explanation : that "GAC (granular activated carbon) filters) tend to shed carbon fines into the water, more so than carbon blocks. So, by placing the GAC before the carbon block, the fines that are released will be captured by the carbon block. It's a minor thing, with the primary advantage being a decrease in the amount of purging of the new filters, due to less carbon fines being released." I don't agree - there is a reason the manufacturer recommends placing the GAC into the 2nd compartment in the manual; I think it is to prevent clogging of the white cartridge with carbon residue, thus decreasing its lifespan.
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I had a fit when I saw the asking price for the GE filters went up. $10+ in the past 6.months. So.I kept looking and found these for nearly half GE's price here on Amazon. I have had this filter system for over 10 years and the ones Culligan makes now is what GE used to, which in my opinion , are better filters. Both GE filters now are the open mesh type and Culligan's second filter is solid like GE used to produce. Another plus for Culligan is their instructions. They include a step that cleans out the delivery line and faucet which GE never bothered to recommend. The LA water harbors slime when it is stationary unlike water I was used to in Houston. I am going to assume these filters will last the full 6 months like GE did except for the previous ones I just replaced with Culligan. Now I can say the old jingle "Hey Culligan man"
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After reading several negative reviews, I called Culligan and spoke to a technician. He said that the product has been the exact same for the last 12 years. The only thing that changed was that the mold for the grey cartridge wore out (it had been made in Mexico, which is technically "America", according to NAFTA) so they switched to a Chinese case. That is the only part that is made in China. It still meets all of the same standards, but there are a lot of hoops to jump through to get the case certified, which is why it is no longer certified.

But the bottom line is that the only difference between the old version and the new version is that the grey case is now from China instead of Mexico. The water tastes the exact same to me as it always has, and I have been using this filter system for the last six years.
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