How to lubricate handle on water filter

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How to lubricate handle on water filter

Postby AMCarter3 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:11 am

The bypass valve handle on our Shurflo water filter is extremely difficult to turn. Has anyone found a way to lubricate this valve?
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Re: How to lubricate handle on water filter

Postby deising » Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:35 am

Mac,

I agree that our handle is also hard to turn, but have not thought that lubrication was possible. I just use a dish towel over the knob to give me a little better grip and it works OK. The awkward position you have on your knees reaching into the space doesn't help, but it is a boat, after all.
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Re: How to lubricate handle on water filter

Postby AMCarter3 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:58 am

No pain, no gain... right, Duane? I actually removed all of our galley gear from that cabinet and crawled into it yesterday to disassemble the water filter. I'm 6'1" and fit in there well enough - I could sit upright inside it! I had soaked our water tank and water lines in a vinegar solution for 2 days, emptied it all yesterday and am now looking to see what else I can do to clean this system. I'm going to call Shurflo today and see what they say.
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