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The bottom half of the canister unscrews. These can get stuck fairly tight and you may need some real muscle to get them undone. Looking from the bottom of the canister towards the top it unscrews in the anti-clockwise direction.
Once you get the canister apart it is a simple matter to lift the old filter out, dripping water and scale into a bucket and put a new cartridge in. Generally all domestic undersink units accept a standard 10" cartridge.
Make sure the rubber O-ring is in good condition - give it a wash under the tap with running water. You can use dishwashing detergent but don't put it in the dishwasher or use harsh chemicals. Rinse clean.
And when you tighten the canister, don't over-do it! Firm pressure is enough. The pressure increases over time which is why they can be hard to open.
Depending on your location you should change these filters at least every 12 months.
TIP: To unloosen a stuck canister you can get a plastic wrench from most hardware stores that sell filters for a couple of bucks. Sometimes you can use an auto oil-filter remover and even a leather belt wound around the canister near the top will work too.
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  1. Remove the old filter by grasping it and slowly making a one quarter turn to the left.
  2. Pull down gently on the filter to remove it from the mounting bracket assembly. Be careful to not tip the filter, as water may spill out of it.
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  5. Fill the filter with water from the tap, and then line the arrow on the filter up with the arrow on the cartridge holder inside your refrigerator.
  6. The filter automatically pulls itself into position as you turn the filter to the right and lock it in place. Be careful to not over tighten the filter into position.
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