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Old 10-25-2012, 12:09 PM   #1
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Can't get the water filter canister off!!!!!!!!!!!

Just got out BEAUTIFUL 5th wheel and while it's 80 in STL today, it may be -20 tomorrow (it's STL). Anyway, we've been able to complete all of the other items as far as winterizing, we just can't get the empty water canister off to drain it. We just took delivery of the unit 2 weeks ago and decided to not install the filter this year.

Any thoughts. We've even tried to use an oil filter wrench, but don't want to break it.

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Old 10-25-2012, 12:23 PM   #2
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Hold the top part real tight so you don't tear the plumbing out while twisting. Use the provided wrench tool that came with it. ( white plastic thing).. Also try releasing the pressure in the lines before removing. I there is pressure on the system it won't turn. Run your pump and open all the faucets until your out of water. Hope this may help.
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:31 PM   #3
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Just got out BEAUTIFUL 5th wheel and while it's 80 in STL today, it may be -20 tomorrow (it's STL). Anyway, we've been able to complete all of the other items as far as winterizing, we just can't get the empty water canister off to drain it. We just took delivery of the unit 2 weeks ago and decided to not install the filter this year.

Any thoughts. We've even tried to use an oil filter wrench, but don't want to break it.

HELP!
If you did not install the filter cartridge then you are done, you want anti in the container so it will not crack, taking the filter element out is optional depending. If it is still in it will not hurt anything but you would still have to replace it next season. Being you will never get all the anti out of the cartridge..............It sounds like you are done...
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:31 PM   #4
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You don't need to run the pump. Just open the faucets to release any pressure then it should come off fairly easy with the wrench. How did you winterize? With air blowing out the lines or using RV antifreeze. If it was antifreeze you can leave the canister full of the antifreeze, however if you just blew out the lines then for sure you need to empthy the water.
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:34 PM   #5
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You should have a whrench in the camper specifically for canister removal.

If you dealer is close go get it.

If not menards Lowe's and home depot carry them.

Any good hardware store as well.

The wrench may very well aid in the removal.

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Heh...like John (or Deb...TheSasks) said, release the pressure first. Mine was so tight I thought it was gonna break when I was turning (with the wrench). But as soon as I released the pressure, I could twist it off with my hand. I loosened a hose near the pump to release the pressure on mine. Never thought about just opening a faucet! Sheesh!
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Thank you all for the help. Once I knew that I was looking for a white wrench, which I found, it was very easy.

I'm grateful for all the help that I receive on the forum.
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:48 PM   #8
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The day the Aussies make their beer cans with screw tops, you'll be able to use the same wrench! LOL
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Old 10-25-2012, 08:13 PM   #9
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Used to drink those Aussie oil cans in the 80's. As Homer Simpson would say.............Mmmmm Fosters! They are about the size of a water filter canister.

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