Washing Machine Filters


Product Features

The Filtrol 160™ is a patented, re-useable, in line filter that you attach to your washing machine discharge hose that protects your septic system.

Homeowners or light commercial businesses that use a washing machine should install a washing machine filter to help prevent premature septic system failure.

When a washing machine filter is installed and used correctly, it filters out the untreatable synthetic solids that get created by agitation of clothing and wastewater discharge from washing machines.  Pet hair, lint, sand, and non-biodegradable fibers like polyester and nylon are caught in the re-usable filter.

Caring and cleaning for the filter is easy as all you need to do is dump the contents into a wastebasket when it is full and re-insert it in the housing unit.  Imagine the lint, fibers and pet hair that are trapped in your dryer vent and then think of the particles that are free flowing into your septic system from your washing machine if you don't have a filter in place.

The Filtrol 160™ washing machine filter can be used by:

  • Homeowners
  • Universities
  • State Water Quality Agencies
  • Professional Contractors
  • Laundromats
  • Engineering and Consulting Firms
  • Entire Communities and Neighborhoods
  • Environmental Agencies
  • Mobile Home Parks
Product Description:

Washing machine discharge is one of the leading causes of septic system failures.  A typical family washing machine produces enough lint every year to carpet a living room floor!  Line screens and nylon socks trap less than 5% of these particles.  These small, light particles don't settle in the septic tank.  Instead, they stay in suspension (neutral buoyant) and are flushed out to the drainfield, where they plug up the pores of the soil bed.  To compound the problem, much of our clothing is now made of non-biodegradable, synthetic materials such as polyester and nylon.  Once these synthetic materials enter the drainfield, there is no way to remove them.

The Filtrol 160™ is the only product which can eliminate this problem and has been featured on CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, FOX and in Mother Earth News, Family Handyman and numerous other publications.  The Filtrol 160™ washing machine lint trap is the only filter designed to remove these problematic particles before they go down the drain and damage your system.

The Filtrol 160
™ washing machine filter is a logical and cost effective means of protecting your septic system.  You might think of it as an insurance policy for your septic system.

The best way to avoid putting in a new septic system is by protecting the one you already have.  One of the leading causes of a failing septic system is untreatable synthetic solids clogging the leach field.  Lint from your washing machine is a contributing source of untreatable synthetic solids in your wastewater.

Product Details:

  • The Filtrol 160™ washing machine filter comes with two filters that are also washable.
  • Dimensions of the Filtrol 160™ are 7" in diameter and 13" tall
  • You will need about 12" of clearance from the top of the Filtrol 160™ to the bottom of the cabinet if mounting under one.
  • The Filtrol 160™ should be installed where access to the filter can be obtained (don't install under a low hanging cabinet).  The discharge pipe can be routed to a standpipe, wallbox or laundry tub.
  • The shipping weight is 8 pounds.
  • The Filtrol 160™ comes with an extra hose, clamps, fittings, 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.

Call us to order your Filtrol 160 today - 973-823-0100