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How do I change the o ring at the top of my sediment filter, it's leaking water on the bypass switch

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On the top of the head is pressure which is depressed to relieve the pressure off housing. Inside the head ( when you unscrew the bowl) is a screw, spring and small o-ring as part of the pressure relief button. First see if the screw is loose and tighten. If not you can take this apart, inspect and repair as needed.

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Yes you should be able to replace this yourself and yes you should be able to use filters from other manufactures. Just check rating on the filter for listing of applications. To change the filter there should be a bypass valve on water line to filter. You normally push a button that routes water around the filter. There should be a spanner wrench to grasp casing of filter housing to loosen it.There also should be a small button on top of the filter housing to push down to relieve pressure to make it easier to remove filter housing.
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This is a very common problem. There are many reasons for this.

1. The canister was tightened with a wrench when re-installling. NEVER tighten a filter housing with a wrench after replacing the filter! Only by HAND! This is the main reason they are so hard to remove.
2. Filters swell in the housing.
3. The housing itself can swell.
4. The pressure relief button does not work properly.
5. Sediment buildup causes back pressure.
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