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Old 05-22-2019, 03:52 PM   #1
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Interstate water pump filter.

I have a tiny black box with a clear plastic lid between 2 blue quick release tabs. There are tabs on the clear plastic lid you press in to lift clear plastic lid to remove water pump filter. I cannot get this lid to budge. Any tips? I don't want to break it. My finger is on top of one of the photos to point it out. Interestingly, the dealer told me I had a "built in water filter" when I bought it.....this thing is just a strainer. Fortunately I use and external water filter. With a flashlight, I can see the metal strainer thru the lid and it actually looks clean, but I need to know how to access it to clean. ThanksClick image for larger version

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Old 05-22-2019, 04:15 PM   #2
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I have a tiny black box with a clear plastic lid between 2 blue quick release tabs. There are tabs on the clear plastic lid you press in to lift clear plastic lid to remove water pump filter. I cannot get this lid to budge. Any tips? I don't want to break it. My finger is on top of one of the photos to point it out. Interestingly, the dealer told me I had a "built in water filter" when I bought it.....this thing is just a strainer. Fortunately I use and external water filter. With a flashlight, I can see the metal strainer thru the lid and it actually looks clean, but I need to know how to access it to clean. ThanksAttachment 341393Attachment 341394
You might need to remove this filter to get it apart. There are two tabs on the top cover that need to be squeezed to release the cover. This site has large photos of this filter that might help.

https://www.rvpartsnation.com/rv-plu...ner-01740300a/

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Old 05-22-2019, 04:18 PM   #3
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Yes, but I can't get that clear plastic lid to budge. I gently tried to pry it with the tabs squeezed in. It's almost like its glued on. Should it be that hard? You can see the metal mesh thru the lid.
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So it's only $8.95. Maybe they want you to get frustrated and just buy a new one...LOL.
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What I do is remove the entire filter by removing it from the hose and pump. Just squeeze the blue release buttons and pull up. Once out you can easily access the filter.
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BTW. Once you get the filter out you will notice a couple of O-rings. I can not remember if its two or three (I think one is on the hose barb), but be sure to lubricate them with some food grade silicone or other safe lubricate. I did not do this the first time and my pump would suck air and would not prime.
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Thanks to all. I will remove it after my next trip and get it apart. Knowing that there is a rubber seal helped me realize why it doesn't lift up easily....of course it needs a seal to prevent leaking. I could see thru the plastic that it still looks shiny and new but there probably is some debris. I use a lot of Clorox in the water and don't drink it so I'm not overly worried at this point. FYI for those who use shower a lot....I just got back from JC and was discussing the tanks. They recommended periodically pouring vinegar down shower drain and drive to slosh it to remove scale and soap scum build up.
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