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Indicator light for Brita filter not working

I have a fairly new Brita faucet filter. Not long after purchase the red light stayed on. I took out and put back in the filter. Then no light at all, neither red nor green. Today replaced the filter, still no light at all.

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I see this alot when I do installs...contact the Brita tech support
1-800-24-BRITA (US)

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I called Brita and was told that the light is powered by an irreplaceable battery in the system which is good for about two years. The tech on the phone said to replace the filter every 4 months as a solution.

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    I had this problem too and had the system less than one year.

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