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We have the GE smart water filtration system below our kitchen sink that uses the FXUSC replacement filters. It is our first time changing the filter and we do not know how to open the glass canister. Any info would be helpful. Email response to Atlasglassinc@aol.com thanks

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Hi. Here are the steps:

Turn off water to filter by rotating the by-pass
valve to the by-pass position.
Press the red pressure release button to release
pressure.
Unscrew the filter canister and discard used
filter. Wash the filter canister with mild soap
and water. Do not use harsh cleaners or hot
water.
Inspect the filter canister O-ring. Make sure it
is lightly lubricated and completely seated in
the groove. It is recommended that you
replace the O-ring if it is damaged.
Place a new filter cartridge into the canister
making sure it is centered and completely
seated on the bottom seal.
Reinstall the filter canister to the unit. Hand
tightening is all that is required to seal the unit.
Slowly turn on water to the filter by using the
by-pass valve.
Press the red pressure release button to
remove trapped air.
Open any downstream faucet and allow filter
system to flush for 5 minutes.

Posted on Jul 10, 2010

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