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Old 10-02-2016, 03:19 PM   #1
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Water filter removal


Hi...

I have Cuno water filter and need to replace the filter. I have been trying for many weeks on and off to get the housing off. It is an AP801 with the blue housing.

I have tried hitting it and the wrench itself wit a rubber mallet. I have not tried heating it yet with a hair dryer but probably is my next step.

Any suggestions on how to get this off?

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Old 10-02-2016, 03:54 PM   #2
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Yea you can try the hair dryer.

Another option, Get another plastic wrench use the two together with added leverage like a piece of 2in plastic pipe. Turn clockwise.

Or try the 10 and 2 position with your plastic wrenches and use a rocking motion going in both directions to try and break it free. Once you do get it removed use some silicon grease on the threads and o ring so next time this wont happen. Just a suggestion.
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Old 10-02-2016, 06:05 PM   #3
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Have you pressed the vent to release the water pressure? Mine comes off easier when there's no water pressure in the filter.
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