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Old 04-16-2013, 08:54 PM   #1
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problem installing new water filter on Palomino 295rl

Just drained the anti-freeze from the water system on our new Palomino 295rl. I flushed the system with new water hooked up with my new Watts regulator. Everything went fine.

Decided to put the new filter on and get things set up for travel.

I can not get the plastic housing to stay on with or without the filter. I use the tool supplied to tighten the plastic housing to the point where I feel like I am going to break things, but the housing will spin off with an easy spin of the hand. It will not tighten like it was when I removed it.

What am I doing wrong.

Thanks for your help.

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Old 04-16-2013, 08:58 PM   #2
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might be missing an o-ring? I think theres one in mine in my 34TBOK if I recall correctly. Maybe look around carefully and see if it fell out?
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:03 PM   #3
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Just drained the anti-freeze from the water system on our new Palomino 295rl. I flushed the system with new water hooked up with my new Watts regulator. Everything went fine.

Decided to put the new filter on and get things set up for travel.

I can not get the plastic housing to stay on with or without the filter. I use the tool supplied to tighten the plastic housing to the point where I feel like I am going to break things, but the housing will spin off with an easy spin of the hand. It will not tighten like it was when I removed it.

What am I doing wrong.

Thanks for your help.

Jon
Make sure the "o" ring in the housing is not out of its groove. If it is, that could prevent you from tightening the housing. If the "O" ring is out of position, you will probably need to replace it.
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Right filter ?
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:17 PM   #5
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Right filter ?
Doesn't tightened with or without filter installed.
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:31 PM   #7
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Mine leaked. Got 2 new o-rings from the friendly local fr dealer. Leak decided it was not welcomed and didn't come back.
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Double checked the o-rings on the plastic housing and the filter and everything looks to be properly seated in its grooves.

When I loosened the housing originally, it was extremely hard to break loose.

When I tighten the housing now, as soon as I turn on the water, the housing will unloosen itself and finally blow off the top mount and blow water everywhere.

Nothing seems to be broken inside the top mount where the housing screws into.

Any other ideas?

Thanks.

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Mine is doing the same thing. It was very hard to break loose originally. I tightened it up and as soon as I turned on the pump, the housing backed off and leaked water all over. I removed the housing and checked the o-ring, and housing for cracks and tightened it up again to the point I felt it would rip it off of the wall. I turned the pump on again and it started backing off again. I left the filter wrench on it and blocked it off with a piece of foam to keep it from backing off and turned the pump on again and it didn't leak, so I will use it that way for now. I called my dealer and explained what was going on and he said he would order a new one and replace it for me. I too, am interested in any suggestions as I live about two hours away from my dealer, and hate to haul the trailer there just for this problem.
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