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I want to replace the water filter. I have tried to get it to release by hand twisting to the left but it won't budge. I can't find my manual so I am reluctant to force the filter off. It must unscrew because I can find no other release such as a button. Any thoughts and or suggestions?

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  • artvictorine Jul 29, 2009

    The filter I purchased at Sears references a button to push for release of the filter, my unit does not have a button.

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My suggestion would be to get the new filter and see how it would go on. This would tell you how your old one should come off.

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