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Hi Conky Joe and everyone else on AR. I am still in need of some assistance to replace my water filter on to the main attachment so I can use my water again. I have downloaded a photo of my current situation to help show you what my difficulty is with this cylinder that will not attach itself back on to the filter head

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Last updated: Nov. 24, 2012 12:36 pm
Posted: Nov. 24, 2012 8:57 am
Answered by: ConkyJoe
Nov. 24, 2012 9:10 am
Good morning cheerios . . . hard to tell from the photo what is creating the conflict. It looks like the filter canister needs to go upward a few inches before it meshes with the head boss. Are you sure you bought the right filter? . . . check to see if the bottom of filter is in contact w/ bottom of filter cartridge . . . other wise, I can’t see enough as to what is stopping the filter cartridge from moving up a few inches. The canister should go up to the head boss with no problem, and then twisted to lock into place.
Nov. 24, 2012 9:18 am
In the video clip I posted last evening, it shows replacing the filter in the Deluxe Housing. I noticed in your photo that the switch on top does not appear to be positioned correctly . . . as you lift the canister upward to engage the head boss, try turning that switch to see if it must be in a certain position in order to engage the two pieces together.
Nov. 24, 2012 9:19 am
I can bring it up to the top but it will not twist on to the head and will just come down again. I will give it another try and report back to you
Nov. 24, 2012 9:24 am
Hi Conky Joe, I managed to get it up to the top of the canister lid and it fits snugly but I cannot turn the square on top back to the on position
Nov. 24, 2012 9:35 am
Okay, that tells us that the switch on top was keeping the canister from going up high enough to engage properly. I would fiddle with that switch by moving it to different positions to see if that would help you turn the canister so it locks into place. If that doesn’t solve the problem, remove your filter entirely, and then see if the canister locks into the head boss correctly. If it does, this will tell you that you don’t have the filter inserted properly or don’t have the correct filter (now that you’re able to move the canister up into position, less likely that you have the wrong filter). One other thought . . . since you’ve been without water for about 14 hours, here is a work around idea to get you unfiltered water until you figure out what is causing the problem. You should be able to turn the switch to ‘Bypass’ mode, and I don’t think any water will leak out with filter canister/filter removed . . . just crack the valve open easily to make sure my theory is correct that it won’t leak water.
Nov. 24, 2012 9:40 am
Cheerios . . . be somewhat careful if using much force as that piping and/or fitting could snap if coming under too much pressure.
Nov. 24, 2012 9:40 am
Hi Conky Joe, I have the filter locked in place again and I am now trying to turn the switch back to the on position. To turn it to the bypass direction I turn it to the left but if I want to turn it on again I should turn it to the right position
Nov. 24, 2012 9:44 am
Hi Conky Joe, I was able to turn it back to the on position and a brief pressure noise preceded the turn so now I should try and turn on the taps to clear the filter of any carbon residue correct
Nov. 24, 2012 9:45 am
Yes . . . if you've got the filter properly locked into place, you then want the switch turned to ON (right side) . . . disregard my bypass remarks as that was intended only if you couldn't get the filter to lock properly.
Nov. 24, 2012 9:48 am
Yes again. You probably turned off a shut off valve before changing the filter, and if so, that needs to be turned back on. It sounds like your good to go . . . enjoy your water.
Nov. 24, 2012 9:49 am
Hi Conky Joe, Thank you for giving me some much needed help. I tried the tap and it is working properly again. The only thing is that when you put in a new filter does the water come out always clear in a carbon filter with no gray colour when first turned on. Allrecipes people are the best people to know for anything you need help with
Nov. 24, 2012 9:56 am
The water was actually a cloudy colour until I ran it for a few minutes and now it is clear again so I thank you very much for the help. I am sure thankful for good water to drink and use for everything in the kitchen
Nov. 24, 2012 9:58 am
It is sometimes normal to get gray, or even blackish water after changing out a filter. It will clear up after running some water. The best and fastest way is to go to the far end of your home, preferably an outdoor faucet if you have one, and open up so that water is moving any and all sediment through the entire plumbing system to where it can escape. Sometimes you'll need to open a hot water handle if the gray water got into your hot water heater but probably not in this case.
Nov. 24, 2012 9:59 am
Your welcome, cheerios . . . off to watching football. Good luck!
Nov. 24, 2012 12:23 pm
i am so glad conky joe could help you- i felt useless- wanting so to help but not be of service- yea cj!!! happy you have water now cheerios:-)
Nov. 24, 2012 12:30 pm
Thank you nanny129 I am just drinking a glass of water that is real nice to have when it is filtered and free of chlorine and other materials.
Nov. 24, 2012 12:36 pm
i have to replace that filter on the water on my fridge a couple of times a year(not cheap) but it does feel good to know we are at least trying to do the right thing:-)
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