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Timestrip Filter Change Indicator

  • Timestrip Filter Change Indicator
  • SKU: Timestrip
  • Manufacturer: Universal Spares

Availability: In stock


(Delivery from £2.45)
Normally delivered to you in 1 to 4 days excluding weekends and public holidays.
This spare part is the genuine recommended spare part as supplied by the manufacturer as a direct replacement.
Life is busy enough without trying to remember when to change the filter in you fridge or cooker hood etc. so, to remind you when to replace filters, there Life is busy enough without trying to remember when to change the filter in you fridge or cooker hood etc. so, to remind you when to replace filters, there’s now Timestrip®, a unique ‘end-of-life’ indicator which clearly shows how long a filter has been working.

The problem with most fridges and, all cooker hood filters, is that whilst on a fridge at least there is normally some sort of filter change light to tell you when to change the filter it usually won't come on until you actually need to replace the filter. Obviously it is normally a few days before you can get one and swap it over but, if you use the water and ice a lot this can be an inconvenience.

Of course on most cooker hood filters there is no indication at all of when or if you need to change the carbon filter.

It's for these reasons that Timestrip is brilliant, we like it and, it's pretty cool really.

We suggest that one is placed inside your fridge to measure how long you have before you next need to change the water filter. Or, in a hood, either on the hood itself or in an adjacent cupboard so that, again, you can see when the filter needs changed.

The Timestrip® technology is used on some of the world’s most trusted brands, including Whirlpool®, WD40®, Febreze® and Tetra®.

This innovative technology is accurate, highly reliable and extremely easy to use.

The self-adhesive label works by measuring elapsed time: each label contains a porous membrane, through which a coloured liquid travels at a pre-calibrated rate.

Your Timestrip is activated by simply squeezing the bubble on the label and a red line appears almost immediately to confirm that the indicator is active. That's it, you're done!

Safe, simple and dead easy.

Please do note that, once activated, the process cannot be stopped or reversed.

Size: 19mm x 40mm

Additional Information

Alternate Part Number No
Manufacturer Universal Spares
Genuine Part Yes

Fridge Water Filters 

There are some things that people should be aware of about fridge water filters.

Over the past few years, as fridges with filtered water have become more and more popular, we've also seen a mammoth rise in very cheap and, usually very nasty, fridge freezer water filters coming onto the market. It won't surprise most people to learn that these are mass produced very cheaply in places like China and the quality can be, at best, questionable. Of course there are some good filters that come from the Far East as well, we know as we do use some of them, but they cost significantly more than the really cheap and nasty water filters that we won't sell.

Asides from which we've now had several worrying report of these cheap water filters breaking up and contaminating the water system in some models of fridge freezers, that's not good at all.

The point of a water filter in your fridge is to get good, clean water to drink. Many cheap fridge water filters don't accomplish that.

You can learn much more on this subject, as well as why it is important to regularly change the water filter from this article on the main site

Choosing The Correct Fridge Water Filter

There are, in effect, two ways that fridge water filters are installed, either externally or internally.

Most external water filters are all of the one kind and are pretty much universal, that's the WSF100 type cartridge that has a pipe from your mains water in one side and a pipe out the other to the fridge.

The internal ones can be a lot more interesting.

Most fridge and fridge freezer manufacturers will "brand" their machines for other people so you can save by not buying the, for example, genuine Hotpoint or Smeg water filter and instead buy the Whirlpool one which is much cheaper but, the same water filter. This applies to a good many fridge water filters and if you look closely you can save money on them.

Can't Find The Water Filter You Need, Not Sure?

Buying spares for a fridge freezer can be a simples task to one of the most daunting as you try to pick your way through model numbers, serial numbers and all kinds of information.

We try to make it as simple as possible for you to buy a water filter but sometimes we appreciate that people need a bit more help.

A lot of this is needed to make sure you get the correct water filter and, if you don't get it right then chances are you will get the incorrect filter. So please if you're unsure or are trying to identify spares using only photos then contact us for any spare part, we're only too happy to help you make sure you get the correct spares you need and, not ones you don't.

For fault finding tips and tricks for appliances please start with our self help and repair section and explore the articles in the self repair section of the main site, including the spares articles that contain a lot of help, hints and tips about how to diagnose and repair appliances.

If you need any help then please get in touch with us about spare parts and get answers as quickly as possible but do please use our contact page or email as a first resort as this allows us time to look up parts for you and find any low cost compatible fridge water filters as well, so you get the best options.