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Old 12-03-2015, 04:24 PM   #1
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Would like to remove the GE water filter below the kitchen sink

Our 2012 International Serenity 27FB has a GE water filter installed inline on the cold water line supplying the Galley sink. The problem is that with the water filter installed on the cold side the faucet produces only hot water unless the handle is all the way cold. Then the water is only a trickle on the cold side. I realize the problem may be that the filter is very clogged. Is this something I can change myself? We've only been using the trailer since 8/15; I don't know if the previous owner ever changed the filter.

What I would really like to do is have the filter removed, since I don't really see the point of it being plumbed to the cold side only. I think an inline 5 micron filter installed at the city water supply would be the better option. Your thoughts?

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Old 12-03-2015, 05:30 PM   #2
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At the city supply you would not be filtering crud from your on board tank, if in use. Most of us filter water going into the tank, but I think the design of filtering cold water at the sink makes a lot of sense. A clean filter does not restrict flow very much. I change mine every other year.

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Old 12-03-2015, 05:57 PM   #3
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Sounds like you simply need to change the filter itself. They only have a life of about a season. My 2014 FC 20 came with a factory supplied short piece of Pex with the correct fittings so the filter could be eliminated.
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Old 12-03-2015, 07:47 PM   #4
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Our 12 Classic has a Moen filter I believe. It's supposed to have a light that comes on at the base of the filtered water faucet when the filter needs changed. I have a spare but haven't changed it yet. The spare I purchased from the dealer and it came with a new battery for the light. I don't know if it is the same set up as yours but it is the same that was in our 2010 FC.
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Old 12-04-2015, 12:52 PM   #5
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I just bought an AS 27 FB, which came with an undersink filter & about a foot-long replacement tube for it. The AS dealer in the walk-through said that AS routinely includes both, but that the dealership recommends substituting the replacement tube for the filter. It took me around 15 minutes to remove & replace, and yes, I use a separate filter between the exterior hose & the water inlet on the AS.
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Old 12-04-2015, 02:45 PM   #6
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The tube is intended to replace the filter before winterizing. Because, you don't want to push antifreeze through the filter and ruin it if it still had life. Then, store the filter where it won't freeze. In the spring, you flush the lines, then reinstall the filter.

I agree with idroba; you just need a new filter.
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Old 12-06-2015, 05:57 PM   #7
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Thanks all, I will change the filter and hopefully that will resolve the problem.

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