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Old 06-04-2014, 05:56 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by KathyEd View Post
We just got our 8289ws and so far love it. Any helpful hints on the water filter? I am having trouble removing the casing to put the filter in. It isn't in the most convenient place to get a good grip on it.

I finally got tired of changing the water filter in the tight cramped space and removed the filter. I now use an outside water filter, purchased from wal-mart, and replace every few months of use. Eventually I by-passed the canister and completely removed it.

If you continue to use the inside water filter, use food grade silicone grease. As stated earlier this can be found at most hardware stores. Petroleum jelly (Vaseline) is not recommended.


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Old 06-04-2014, 06:38 AM   #12
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I always have a tube of Magic Lube around for orings. You can get it online or pool supply stores.

I tossed the original POS filter assembly and installed one that uses common 10" filters. The filter housing comes off easily with one hand and was able to properly secure the entire assembly unlike how the original was mounted.


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Old 06-04-2014, 06:48 PM   #13
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Be sure pressure is off the system. Water pump off, city water off and open faucet to relieve pressure. Things come apart allot easier.

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