Originally Posted by heagle52
My new Sabre FW came with a water filter installed and after winterizing I'm now thinking of taking it out. Has anyone taken their water filter out and how did you do that? The filter was clean after 5 trips and just can't see that it is of much use to me.
You should have received a large wrench that fits over the water filter cannister. That wrench is used to remove the water filter cannister that holds the water filter element.
To remove the element, relieve all the water system pressure by opening a faucet first. Then hold the bracket that the cannister is screwed into with one hand hand and using the wrench, turn the wrench to the left as you are facing it and turn. That should loosen the cannister and enable you to remove both it and the element in it.
You may encounter some resistance when loosing the cannister, but it should loosen after some attempts. There is a "O" ring in the cannister that must be either replaced or reinstalled when reinstalling the new element and cannister to prevent leaks.
IMO I suggest that you always have an element installed when using the City Water connection at the CG.