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Old 07-28-2014, 01:49 AM   #1
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Water filter housing popping off.

Twice now the water filter housing has dropped and the basement flooded. I have an adjustable pressure regulator with gauge that I adjusted to 50 psi so the ice maker would work. I dont trust the FR filter, so I bypassed it and will purchase an aftermarket unit the next chance I get.
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Old 07-28-2014, 02:36 AM   #2
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Twice now the water filter housing has dropped and the basement flooded. I have an adjustable pressure regulator with gauge that I adjusted to 50 psi so the ice maker would work. I dont trust the FR filter, so I bypassed it and will purchase an aftermarket unit the next chance I get.
Curious... how does the water filer housing drop? And even then, why would it spring a leak? Severing the plumbing?
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Old 07-28-2014, 03:01 AM   #3
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The plumbing is not damaged. I twist the housing on with the wrench. And turn the supply on. Sometime later the housing either twists off or pops off and is laying on the floor with water spraying all around. Its the cartridge housing that covers the filter cartridge. I removed the whole assembly.
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The plumbing is not damaged. I twist the housing on with the wrench. And turn the supply on. Sometime later the housing either twists off or pops off and is laying on the floor with water spraying all around. Its the cartridge housing that covers the filter cartridge. I removed the whole assembly.
Ok... Your "cartridge housing" is more commonly referred to as a filter bowl and I suspect that the threads on either the filter bowl or the housing have been somehow compromised to the extent that the system water pressure is blowing the filter bowl off the housing. Is this (was this) a WaterPUR system?
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Old 07-28-2014, 07:26 AM   #5
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Had close to the same problem on our Cedar Creek I just changed the filter bowl and have been fine ever since, might have been a thread problem as stated before. Good luck
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Twice now the water filter housing has dropped and the basement flooded. I have an adjustable pressure regulator with gauge that I adjusted to 50 psi so the ice maker would work. I dont trust the FR filter, so I bypassed it and will purchase an aftermarket unit the next chance I get.


IMO, you are much better off with the aftermarket filter system. In most cases, better built, better water flow and filtering. Per the prior related thread, you can walk into a Home Depot or Lowes and buy a complete, upgraded system for about the same price as just replacing just one of the Forest River KW1 filters. A few years back, Forest River had WaterPur modify a standard filter and/or housing, so you have to buy their $29.95 plus shipping filers. The specifications on these units for water flow and filtration are average at best, at a premium price.
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Old 07-28-2014, 09:06 AM   #7
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Sorry about the terminology. I was planning to switch to an aftermarket system anyway.
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Old 08-02-2014, 05:31 PM   #8
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We bought a GE Model # GXWH20S from Home Depot. It was necessary to buy adapters also as the Trilogy water line is 1/2" and the filter is 3/4". Even with the reduction, the flow rate is phenomenal. You can buy cheap filters for just sediment (our choice as we already have a separate drinking line installed in the kitchen island where we use a $40 filter) or you can go to $19 or $26 better filters.

Some RVers believe the original is best (refer to the thread "KW1 filter myth") so it is good to compare what others have experienced. We are glad we switched last year.

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If it was me I would just put the whole works outside and worry not about water damage to the trailer.

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We went with the 7 stage filtering system for the ice/water in the Fridge. I still have the OEM filter in the basement catching what out hose filter doesn't get. It is nice to finally drink water from our RV no matter where we go and not buy bottled water, not to mention the weight we save from not storing the bottled water.

Eventually I will probably just pull the OEM filter out and leave the canister empty. The inline hose filter will catch he chunks. The 7 stage system will give us great water and the rest just goes down the drain in the shower or sinks.

By the way, I did replace the filter cartridge in the fridge with an empty cartridge. It was keeping us from getting good water pressure at the fridge. The 7 stage does better than the fridge filter so the empty cartridge was the way to go.

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