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Old 09-29-2013, 12:48 PM   #1
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Water Filter housing

Any tips on how to get this housing off? Every time I try to turn it I feel I'm going to break it. I've released the pressure in the lines. I've gotten it off before but every time it's such a struggle. Of course the placement doesn't help. I think I forget which way to turn it.
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Old 09-29-2013, 01:08 PM   #2
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Some come with a wrench.
Off would be counter clock wise.
Try putting some olive oil on the O-ring.

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Old 09-29-2013, 01:11 PM   #3
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Some come with a wrench. Off would be counter clock wise. Try putting some olive oil on the O-ring. AquaPure 68900-34 Adjustable Strap Wrench For Water Filter Housings
mine came with that wrench but seems to be to big doesn't seem to want to lock onto the tabs on housing. Is that counter clockwise looking down or looking up? I am laying on my back looking up in cabinet
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mine came with that wrench but seems to be to big doesn't seem to want to lock onto the tabs on housing. Is that counter clockwise looking down or looking up? I am laying on my back looking up in cabinet

I use an oil filter wrench. Remember Righty Tighty...Lefty Loosey and I think looking up, lefty would apply.

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I use an oil filter wrench. Remember Righty Tighty...Lefty Loosey

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I have a cloth strap one, it works on lots of things down to about 1 inch.
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All I know this thing is on good! I can hear the screws stressing in the wood cabinet
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My Wrench

I opened my Low Point Drains first and drained about 3 gallons out and opened my kitchen faucet to help relieve the pressure. This emptied the water filter canister about half. Slipped the plastic wrench up from the bottom as high as I could and held the bottom while turning the wrench. It was relatively easier than I thought it was going to be. When I put it back on(without the filter), I hand tightened and used the wrench to just snug it up.
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I opened my Low Point Drains first and drained about 3 gallons out and opened my kitchen faucet to help relieve the pressure. This emptied the water filter canister about half. Slipped the plastic wrench up from the bottom as high as I could and held the bottom while turning the wrench. It was relatively easier than I thought it was going to be. When I put it back on(without the filter), I hand tightened and used the wrench to just snug it up.
Tried all that and after 2 hrs and cutting my head and knuckle on the cabinet I've given up. Going to take it to the dealer. I got it off last year but just can't seem to loosen it. I even went to store and bought one of those rubber strap wrenches.
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Tried all that and after 2 hrs and cutting my head and knuckle on the cabinet I've given up. Going to take it to the dealer. I got it off last year but just can't seem to loosen it. I even went to store and bought one of those rubber strap wrenches.
I eventually gave up fighting with the damn thing (due to it's almost inaccessible location), had it removed entirely, and now use an external filter.

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I eventually gave up fighting with the damn thing (due to it's almost inaccessible location), had it removed entirely, and now use an external filter.

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How did you remove it and what did you use to bypass it?
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