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GE Smartwate filtration GX1S15CBL rev 2 can't get to the replacement filter to change it

Can't open the filter housing to change the filter

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It sounds like there is quite a bit of sediment in the water. The filter you are using may be a very fine micron 5-10. Try using a 30-50 micron filter.
RJ

Posted on May 17, 2011

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