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Old 05-18-2014, 05:01 PM   #1
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Hi, My unit came with the WaterPur water filter. It states that you use silicone grease to lubricate the "O" ring. Problem is I can't find any in my area. The only kind I can find is the electronic silicone grease. Can this be used. Is it the same thing? I used to use vasoline on my pool filter housing "O" ring and Theads. Could this be used instead of the grease? What do you use? Thanks

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Old 05-18-2014, 05:03 PM   #2
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use vaseline.

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Old 05-18-2014, 05:12 PM   #3
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2X that is what I use
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Old 05-18-2014, 05:22 PM   #4
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Old 05-19-2014, 08:03 AM   #5
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Keg lube from a homebrewing supply store is the same thing. Or

Any food grade lube will work
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Old 05-26-2014, 07:04 PM   #6
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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.

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Old 05-26-2014, 07:10 PM   #7
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food grade silicone lube is available at hardware stores (I got mine at an Ace). Mine came in a little round cup.
Look in the water parts aisle - where the house water filters live.

Vaseline is not recommended - it is petroleum based and will deteriorate the O ring.

I hesitate to mention it, but K-Y would be a better fit for the intended use...

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Old 05-26-2014, 07:13 PM   #8
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Did yours come with the white wrench? If it did I'd try that. Mine is in a compartment outside that is easy to access unscrewed by hand.
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Yes it came with the wrench and the filter is located inside. Not much room to put the wrench on and turn.
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Old 06-03-2014, 11:25 PM   #10
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Be careful! I ripped my bracket clean off the inside of the compartment it was screwed to. Then I had to remove the filter housing from the bracket, reattach the bracket and then reattached the housing to the bracket. It took FOREVER

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