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Filter Cartridge Replacement - Kenmore 625.3845 Owner's Manual

Undersink water filter housing

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FILTER CARTRIDGE REPLACEMENT
CAUTION:
Never
remove
the
sump
with
water
pressure
in the filter.
1. Close
the nearest
shutoffvalve
on the water sup-
ply pipe to the filter. To relieve
pressure
in the filter,
open
the sink cold water
faucet.
2. Turn
the sump
off of the _ter
head,
to the left or
clockwise.
Be careful,
the sump
is full of water.
Do
not lose the large o-ring
seal.
head
seal
IUNTER-
TURN
SUMP,
CLOCKWISE
TO REMOVE
TO TIGHTEN
Note: A special wrench is available from Sears for re-
moving the sump. See the parts list on page 10.
3. Be sure the inside
of the sump is clean. Cleaners
are
available
from Sears
(see the parts
list on page
10), or
use hot, soapy
water.
4. Remove
the wrapper
from the new filter cartridge
and insert
the filter cartridge
in the sump.
Some car-
tridges
fit either
way, while
others
fit only one way.
Observe
markings
on the cartridge,
or on the wrap-
per.
5. Lightly
lubricate
the o- ring seal in the sump
with
silicone
grease
or Vaseline.
Be sure it is fully seated
in the groove.
6. Hold
the sump
up to the filter
head
aligning
the
center
hole in the cartridge
with the protrusion
on the
bottom
of the head.
Note: If the sump
will not tighten
up to the head you
may have the cartridge
in upside
down.
Take the car-
tridge
out and check
for correct
orientation.
7. Being
careful
not to cross-thread,
turn
(counter-
clockwise)
the sump
onto the filter head
and tighten
securely.
8. Open
the sink cold faucet.
Then slowly
open
the
water
supply
shutoff
valve
and allow the filter hous-
ing to fill.
9. Close the sink faucet.
Then check for leaks between
the sump
and the head.
Note: If leaking
turn
off the water
supply
and open
the sink cold
faucet
to depressurize
the filter. Then
disassemble
the filter and check
the o-ring
for cuts,
flat spots,
etc., and sealing
surfaces
for foreign
mate-
rial.
Clean
the
o-ring
and
lubricate
with
silicone
grease
or Vaseline.
Carefully
press
into the groove
in
the sump.
10. Taste and Odor Cartridges:
A taste and odor car-
tridge contains
activated
carbon,
a black powder.
Af-
ter the new cartridge
is installed
open the filtered
wa-
ter faucet and allow fine, harmless
carbon particles
to
purge from the cartridge.
Close the faucet when you
no longer
see the "fines"
in the filtered
water,
or
approximately
2 - 3 minutes.
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