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I replaced my Whirlpool Ultraease Undersink Filtration filter model WHEEDF and th Filter 1 of the pair of filters leaks. I have applied teflon tape to the threaded pin of the mounting unit and the leaks have not stopped. Has anyone found a fix?

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I would shut water off and relieve pressure. Remove filter houseing and inspect rubber gasket on bath sides, clean it off and clean inside of cap where gasket sets and on top of housing. Make sure there are no rough spot on either surface. If there are you can smooth them out by using fine grit sandpaper,no coarser then 120 grit. Wipe all surfaces clean and apply 5-6 wraps of teflon tape on threads on filter housing. Before you put gasket back in place you can put a light coating of petroleum jelly,vaseiline or similar,on both sides of gasket. wipe off excess. Reinstall filter and housing. tighten securely. Turn water back on and check for leaks. If it still leaks you can tighten a little more. If it still leaks I would replace gasket. Hope this helps.Thanks

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I had this problem, too. It started as a fairly slow drip. When I removed Filter 1 for inspection, then reseated it (after not seeing anything wrong), the leak become much worse, spraying out the seams where the filter & housing meet. It turned out not to be a problem with Filter 1 itself, but rather a crack it the housing that ran from the lip of the inner cylinder ring, all the way to the ring's base. How/why this occurred I don't know, but it means I will have to buy a new installation kit to replace the housing. >:[ Note: You can save yourself from having to reinstall the hosing by pushing in on the housing's connection rings, while pulling the hoses out.

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