Enagic Maintenance

25/01/2012 , by Admin 13 Comments Kangen/Enagic, Site Sponsors

Enagic water ionizers require the same basic maintenance as most other water ionizers.  Filter replacement and internal cleaning.  Although you do not have to replace the filters in an Enagic water ionizer as often as you do with most other models – you will spend more time performing regular cleaning.

Let’s take a look at what it takes to maintain Enagic Kangen Water Machine…


Filter Replacement

All of Enagic’s “Kangen Water Machines” have a single internal filter that will last for up to 12 months.  Depending on the volume of water you are producing and the quality of your source water, you may need to replace the filter a little more often.


The filter panel on Enagic water ionizers is on the front of the unit.  Pop it off, remove the old filter and replace it with the new.  You’ll need to reset the filter life indicator – see your user manual for instructions for each model.

Once you have replaced the filter door panel you’ll need to allow water to run through the unit for a few minutes to saturate the media in the new filter and flush out the loose carbon.  This is the same with any new filter.  Until the carbon element inside the filter is fully saturated, fine carbon particles will be picked up by the water and you’ll notice a dark blue or gray color to the water.  This usually clears up after water flows through the unit for a few minutes.

Internal Cleaning

While the cost of cleaning your Kangen water ionizer won’t break the bank, it may put a dent in your schedule.

Most water ionizer companies recommend  performing internal cleaning once every 12 to 18 months or once every 6 to 9 months for users in hard water areas.  The cleaning interval Enagic recommends for all models of their Kangen Water Machines is once every one to two weeks, depending on your source water.

To perform the cleaning, you first add a packet of Enagic’s cleaning powder to the reusable cleaning cartridge.  Then, replace the internal filter with the cleaning cartridge, make sure the unit has been turned off and unplug the unit from the wall outlet.

Turn the water on and allow water to flow through the unit for 10 to 15 seconds, then stop the water flow.

Next you’ll put both the acidic drain hose and the unit’s dispenser hose in a small cup, turn the water back on and let water flow through until the cup is just over half full.

Stop the water flow and let the unit soak for three to five hours.

After the unit has soaked for three to five hours, remove the hoses from the cup and return them to their usual position in and over the sink – then  flush the system with water for 30 seconds before removing the cleaning cartridge and replacing the filter.

Once you have reinstalled the filter, allow water to run through the unit for another 30 to 60 seconds.  After flushing the unit with the filter re-installed, it is then safe to plug the unit back into the outlet and start using the unit again.

If you are in a hard water area Enagic recommends performing this cleaning weekly.  In other areas once every other week.

Performing regular cleaning of your Kangen Water Machine is required to maintain the validity of the warranty.  If you return the unit for repair and Enagic has concerns that you have not been cleaning the unit as required, you will likely have to prove, at the very least, that you have been purchasing the materials for cleaning.  Should Enagic determine that the technical issues with your unit are due to improper cleaning your warranty will likely be voided.

Compared to other water ionizers that cost significantly less, the Enagic models can easily be considered “high maintenance.”  The possibility of having your warranty voided is a little scary.

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  1. Gem Rivera

    Hello! I owned SD 501 since 2011. I dont know where to fix my machine because it always show on LCD low voice when you turn it on. Please help me how to fix this or where to bring to fix this. Thank you.

    • Alkaline Water

      Please get in touch with Enagic or the representative who helped you purchase your machine for the best information on repairs. The SD 501 only has a 5 year warranty so be sure to get your issue resolved soon!

    • Ivan Fernandez

      Hi Gem,

      Try the water ionizer at AMAlifer.mytyent.com for a better alkaline water machine.


  2. ram casty

    Hello there,

    I own the SD 501 and lately it keep saying “notice of cleaning” normally it turn off after a few minutes running the water continuously and now it wont disappear. What is the best way to solve this issues?



    • Alkaline Water

      Please get in touch with Enagic or the representative who helped you purchase your machine for the best information on repairs. The SD 501 only has a 5 year warranty so be sure to get your issue resolved soon!

    • Alkaline Water

      Please get in touch with Enagic or the representative who helped you purchase your machine for the best information on repairs. Make sure that you act quickly as the SD 501 only has a 5 year warranty!

    • Victor R

      Hi Ram, I’ve been having the same problem with my machine, the “notice of cleaning” doesn’t go away, were you able to fix it? And how? Also, mine doesn’t make 9.5 water anymore, thanks.

    • Ivan Fernandez

      Hi Ram,

      Try the water ionizer at http://www.AMAlifer.mytyent.com for a better alkaline water machine.


  3. Betty

    I just got our Kangen water machine clean and new filter put in. The machine keeps saying notice of cleaning. What should I do.

    I would think that after putting in a new filter it should not do this.



  4. Vero

    Have had my machine for 11 yrs…no problems, because I actually read ALL the information that came with it!! If people would only educate themselves. Would you put inferior oil in your car and expect it to run forever with no maintenance, no cleaning etc. You all paid a lot for your machine, take care of it, and it will take care of you. Use ALL the different waters. Look up 2.5 acidic water and you will find it extreamly expensive, some hospitals use it and charge incredible prices. You have a jewel in your possession,learn everything about it, use ALL the different waters and you will NEVER complain again. A family of 4 drinking 3 to 4 bottles of bottled water for 10 yrs would cost 45,000. 45 thousand dollars!!! Appreciate your machine it will last you many many years. And….all those years you do not have to buy water…imagine that!

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