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Old 02-09-2016, 07:53 AM   #1
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In line water filter

We bought a slightly used 2011 Phaeton recently.
I am having a heck of a time replacing the cartridge in the water filter in the wet bay. It will not budge using the filter wrench specifically made for it.
I am sure that the filter needs replacing, but cannot get to it.
I wonder if anyone has survived a similar experience without breaking it?
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Old 02-09-2016, 10:31 AM   #2
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I had similar problem. Had to use rubber hammer to tap on the top part, then tap the wrench. Took several iterations of this. As you know must be careful not to break pipes. Took a while but mine finally came loose.
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Old 02-09-2016, 07:23 PM   #3
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I am confident that you have no water pressure on when attempting to remove the cartridge
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Old 02-10-2016, 07:05 AM   #4
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Make sure you relieve the pressure by pushing the black button mounted on top of the filter housing. Put the wrench on and push towards the motorhome to loosen. A few taps of a hammer may be needed to loosen it.
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Old 02-12-2016, 01:16 PM   #5
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The water filter can be a pain to open but you kinda have to get mad at it! That helps. remember righty tighty, lefty loosy, of course it is upside down so that works different.

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Old 02-15-2016, 04:01 PM   #6
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I don't know why folks think they have to tighten these cannisters until a vein pops in their forehead....there is an o ring on the cannister, they only need to be snugged up..
Don't know how yours is mounted but if it's on the left side of compartment, you need to pull the wrench toward you to loosen. If you can get someone to help you, have them tap lightly with a rubber mallet on the housing where the threads are while you turn.
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I don't know why folks think they have to tighten these cannisters until a vein pops in their forehead....there is an o ring on the cannister, they only need to be snugged up..
Don't know how yours is mounted but if it's on the left side of compartment, you need to pull the wrench toward you to loosen. If you can get someone to help you, have them tap lightly with a rubber mallet on the housing where the threads are while you turn.

Yup, I caught a guy at Walmart going back under my truck with a filter wrench AFTER he had already removed the filter! What's that for I asked? "It's an Oil Filter Wrench" he told me like he was talking to a dummy, "I use it to tighten the Oil Filter on!" . . . . . It went downhill from there
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