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Old 06-02-2015, 01:35 PM   #1
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Water Filter casing problem

Hello folks, newbie here, just bought a 2014 Georgetown XL378TS last month and am learning the systems. I tried to unscrew the casing of the oem water filter to put new filter in and it will not budge. Any thoughts? I don't want to break it, but it's just not going anywhere. thanks, rob
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Old 06-02-2015, 10:14 PM   #2
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Have you tried using the special tool (white plastic with grooves) supplied by FR to remove the filter housing ?
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Old 06-02-2015, 10:22 PM   #3
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If it wasn't prepped with silicone on the threads and o-ring ... it's gonna be really tight the first time spinning it off. Like mentioned ... the grooved tool will help, but you may have to back up the housing somehow to keep from breaking a water line fitting.
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Old 06-02-2015, 10:27 PM   #4
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Open a Fixture and release water pressure first! Youroo!!PS Welcome!
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Old 06-02-2015, 10:42 PM   #5
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Be careful. If its the KW1 style, the retention nubs may brake off (totally not your fault) so when you screw it back on with the filter, it will unscrew on its own and flood your camper!
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Old 06-02-2015, 10:45 PM   #6
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Open a Fixture and release water pressure first! Youroo!!PS Welcome!
X2....open a faucet to relieve the pressure....then unscrew it.
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Old 06-03-2015, 12:50 PM   #7
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I had the same problem with my new unit. After 3 phone calls someone finally let me in on the secret. Turn on the taps top relieve pressure and it will come off.
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Old 06-03-2015, 01:17 PM   #8
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Also,,,,,push on the filter housing into the manifold as you're turning it off of the manifold. Makes it a lot easier.
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Old 06-03-2015, 02:27 PM   #9
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I had the same problem. Tried everything suggested but nothing worked. Whoever put it on at the factory really cranked it down with no lubrication. Had to remove the filter mount from the trailer so I could grip it better, then used a strap wrench to get enough leverage to break the housing free.
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Old 06-03-2015, 03:20 PM   #10
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I stopped fighting with it and the high cost of cartridges. I leave if empty and get Camco in line filters to hook on hose. Much cheaper at Wal Mart and lot easier to change.
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