Classic (Formerly Built-In) Water Filter Bypass Plug


  • How is the water filter bypass plug, part number 7011209, installed or removed?
  • Is the by pass plug covered under warranty?
  • What is the part number for the bypass plug?


Water Filter Bypass Plug Instructions (7011209) detail the installation process.

  • The water filter bypass plug, part number 7011209, bypasses the water filter on Classic (Formerly Built-In) units with a push-in pull-out filter.
  • Units with a twist-in filter do not need a bypass plug.
  • Push-in pull-out filters have two prongs. Twist-in filters have one.
  • Refer to Classic Series Bypass Water Filter.
  • See Classic Water Filter Part Number to determine which filter the product uses.
  • Sub-Zero's warranty does not cover the cost of the bypass plug or any related installation costs.
  • Bypass plugs are installed and removed the same way as the push in, pull out filters. Press in until you hear a click, and then release.
  • The bypass plug is not changed regularly and is designed to stay in place. Only remove the plug if a water filter is going to be installed in its place.
  • If reverting back to using a water filter, reactivate the filter life monitor by pressing the water filter reset button five times within seven seconds.
  • If water is leaking from the bypass plug, remove and inspect the plug for cracks or damage.
  • Refer to Water Leaking From Water Filter for further troubleshooting.

The water filter bypass plug can be ordered from the Sub-Zero Accessory Store, or from a Factory Certified Parts Distributor.

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