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Cant remove water filter

Feels like a "vapor lock". Feels like it is about to come loose but no amount of force will remove it. ANy suggestions appreciated.

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  • jgray11111 Feb 13, 2008

    Tried everything short of breaking plastic. Drilled the hole and it came off. Thanks and my wife says double that.

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My puriclean 2 filter would not come out.
finally the only thing that worked for me was to
turn the filter back and forth as fast as i could while
steadily pulling on the filter with my other hand.
dont gorilla pull or you will tear the dispenser out!

Posted on Feb 21, 2008

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Jgray11111,

I am guessing you know to turn the filter fully counterclockwise, to remove it.
My first suggestion would be to turn the filter fully counterclockwise until the dead stop, then while holding the filter with one hand you would push and release quickly the water dispenser lever. The pressure should pop the filter out of its socket.
My second suggestion is turn filter counterclockwise to dead stop, then take a very hot towel (protect your hands and to not touch towel to any glass shelves) and wrap it around the filter. This method will hopefully warm the water in the filter causing the water to expand and help push the filter out of its socket.
My third suggestion would be more extreme. Turn the water supply off. Turn filter counterclockwise to dead stop, then drill a hole in the side of the filter to allow air into the filter to release any vacuum in the filter allowing you to pull it out of the socket.
If none of these work then the filter socket probably will have to be disconnected so you can get it out of the compartment and get a better grip on all.
I have never had to go that far myself.

I hope I have helped you and please don't forget to rate me.
supertechks

Posted on Jan 26, 2008

  • Keith Smith Feb 13, 2008

    You have no idea how happy it makes me to hear from people I try to help. That is why I do this. I am glad that tricks I have learned can be passed on to others. Your description was very helpful and the vapor lock comparison was brilliant. I have run across this only a few times in my job. I am happy to have been of help.



    God Bless, supertechks

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