Wash remaining components of filter elements with soap and water.
Rinse all parts with clean water to remove soap or other foreign matter.
If possible, use filtered water for washing filter housing, cover and elements. Never use gasoline or other
Inspect filter housing cover, and gasket for damage.
Inspect all components of each filter element for damage.
Inspect each plastic sleeve for weak seams, tears, holes, or other damage. Weak seams will show
evidence of separation or are not of the same thickness as the body of the sleeve. Seams should be inspected by
turning the sleeve inside out and running the forefinger down the inner surface of the seam.
If a plastic sleeve is damaged, replace it.
Replace all damaged and defective parts.
If a filter element is damaged and a replacement is not available, remove the adapter bushing from
the threaded nipple at the base of the filter housing and cap the nipple with a 1/2 inch pipe cap. Use
the blind capping-off flange, (4, fig. 3-8) to cover the upper element effluent pipe flange. Replace the
missing element as soon as possible. Do not operate a filter with more than two elements removed.
Reassembly and Installation.
Deposit a handful of diatomaceous earth into the filter element sleeve as illustrated on figure 3-30, step A.
Grip both ends tightly and shake vigorously to distribute the diatomaceous earth over the interior of the
sleeve as illustrated on figure 3-30, step B.
Distribute a similar amount of the diatomaceous earth over the tube as illustrated on figure 3-31, step A.