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Old 07-04-2008, 06:55 PM   #1
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Changing reverse osmosis water filters

Recently bought house with reverse osmosis water filter unit under kitchen sink. No instruction manual. Have a large plastic "key" apparently intended to remove the bottom of filter "cans" (3), but am unable to loosen them. Are they possibly reverse threaded?


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Old 07-05-2008, 09:17 AM   #2
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They're not reverse threaded.You have to put some muscle behind it to get them to turn.


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Perhaps you need to move the key up so it fits tight before you turn it. I had a similar problem before and like the previous message, turn it hard but carefully. Hopefully it's not because the previous owner of the house did not change the filter for a long time and there is now excessive dirt along the fittings.
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