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Old 03-29-2019, 06:10 PM   #1
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WaterPur KW1 water filter

I need some help on removing the clear housing to change the filter. I have a 2018 Palomino Compass 340RKC with the WaterPur KW1 whole house filter and can not get the clear filter housing to release. It is stuck tight and I'm afraid of breaking it to just change the filter cartridge. Any suggestions short of taking the whole thing out and replacing it with a different filter system that has less expensive cartridges? If I can get it off do I coat the threads with anything to prevent this from happening again? Thanks for any help.
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Old 03-29-2019, 06:18 PM   #2
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I need some help on removing the clear housing to change the filter. I have a 2018 Palomino Compass 340RKC with the WaterPur KW1 whole house filter and can not get the clear filter housing to release. It is stuck tight and I'm afraid of breaking it to just change the filter cartridge. Any suggestions short of taking the whole thing out and replacing it with a different filter system that has less expensive cartridges? If I can get it off do I coat the threads with anything to prevent this from happening again? Thanks for any help.
Be SURE you have dumped all pressure to the system. Even residual pressure will make that thing impossible to get off. Using the housing wrench will also help.
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Old 03-29-2019, 06:25 PM   #3
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Thanks Herk,
I'll turn the water off at the connection, open all faucets to relieve pressure and hope for the best. It sure is frustrating.
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Make sure you put some towels under it. You will find its almost impossible to not make a mess.
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Make sure you put some towels under it. You will find its almost impossible to not make a mess.
I you put it in a plastic grocery bag that doesn’t have any holes in it the bag will collect 99% of the water spilled.

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you already know to relieve the pressure. put one hand on the bottom of the canister and push up as you rotate the canister counterclockwise (from the bottom looking up). there are locking teeth at the top of the canister that help lock it so it does not come loose. that is why you have to push up to disengage the teeth. they also make a plastic wrench that slips over the canister and helps to rotate it. just relieve pressure, push up, and rotate and you will be fine.
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Old 03-29-2019, 07:07 PM   #7
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We are having the opposite problem...can't get the KW1 cannister and filter back on. How do you know when it is on tight enough? Do you hear a click when it is in place or just hand tighten it as far as you can?
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Old 03-29-2019, 07:12 PM   #8
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if you read about the problems some have had with filter holder breaking and flooding the camper, you would eliminate the inboard filter (and it's expensive cartridge) and go for something that is outside of the camper. just hook the inlet hose to the outlet to bypass the filter...

use something like this Camco filter from amazon...

place it int the water input line outside the trailer...
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do not over tighten. make it snug then pressurize the system and look for any leaks. the pressure will engage the locking teeth,

i have to admit that i would be concerned about any water filter on the inside that might leak and flood. our kw1 cartridge / canister is in the outside water bay and if it were to leak water would not get inside. i'm not defending nor attacking this filter, simply replying as to how to use it if that is what you have.
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Lubricate the canister threads and the seal ring with a small amount of white petroleum jelly (Vaseline) and it will be easy to remove in the future.

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