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Old 03-24-2012, 10:54 PM   #1
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Water filter...flooded again.....

for the love of all that is good!!!!!

EVERY time I change the water filer I flood the camper.......it take about 3 times taking it off and back on....before I get it to not flood.......ERRRRRRRRRR

soooooo frustrating!

any tips?
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Old 03-24-2012, 11:09 PM   #2
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for the love of all that is good!!!!!

EVERY time I change the water filer I flood the camper.......it take about 3 times taking it off and back on....before I get it to not flood.......ERRRRRRRRRR

soooooo frustrating!

any tips?
Take the whole filter system out of the camper. Hook it up outside in line with the water source and the camper water inlet.
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Old 03-24-2012, 11:11 PM   #3
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The clear canister should screw pretty easy until it hits the top - is yours hard to turn?

check the seal or put a small amount of vasaline on the rubber O ring

Does your filter have a top and bottom seal as well as a O Ring seal for the canister?

If not I know WalMart sells a whole house filter canister (same as in my trailer) maybe replace the filter housing and canister with a new style
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it is....it's the small filter about 5".....rubber washer on top and bottom......clear canister......

I think it's when I am screwing it on....it is not getting square on the top side......and not letting it seat when screwing it on.

pisses me off when I got water running everywhere!
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leaving in the morning going to Fall Creek Falls in TN.

that makes it better!!!
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it is....it's the small filter about 5".....rubber washer on top and bottom......clear canister......

I think it's when I am screwing it on....it is not getting square on the top side......and not letting it seat when screwing it on.

pisses me off when I got water running everywhere!
I have the filter housing inside the camper and I also camp with one on the outside so I have a dual filter system going on.

I usually give it a slight shake on the canister to see if the filter moves and helps seat the filter. filter and seal are seated in the clear canister and then screw it up to the housing.

Have a safe trip
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Old 03-25-2012, 04:21 AM   #7
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plumbers valve grease

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I got water running everywhere!

you should not have to mess with it too often
but
when you do
put a pan under filter
turn water on low
if it starts dripping
run and turn water off

or
have somebody at the hose bib

I put plumbers valve grease on mine
makes all moving water parts
go together so much better

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it is....it's the small filter about 5".....rubber washer on top and bottom......clear canister......

I think it's when I am screwing it on....it is not getting square on the top side......and not letting it seat when screwing it on.

pisses me off when I got water running everywhere!
You mentioned the rubber washer top and bottom on the filter, but as sherdep mentioned, does the clear canister still have the rubber O ring in the top of the canister. The loss of that O ring is usually the cause of leaks at the filter.
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yes...it does have the O ring......
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valve grease -- put on O-ring and threads

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yes...it does have the O ring......

buy some valve grease (local hardware store)
put on O-ring and threads
screw that THING in and out at least a few times
you will get the feel of it (when it is tight)

the filter in our home under the sink
gave me a leaking problem
until I greased it up good
and screwed it in and out four or five times

from many years of doing water repairs for the City
can't live without valve grease
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