Introduction

Has your Katadyne Hiker water filter become unable to pump or exceptionally hard to do so? Use this guide to regain functionality and ease of use.

Parts

No parts required.

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  • Remove the "snap fit" guard by pulling directly away from the filter body.

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  • Remove the pump handle by pulling it completely out of the shaft.

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Image 1/3: Place the horizontal groove of the pump handle depicted in image 1 onto the filter fins. Image 2/3: Press the pump handle firmly against the fins and turn the filter counter clockwise. Image 3/3: Once unscrewed, remove the filter completely from the body.
  • Use the pump handle to remove the filter cap.

    • Place the horizontal groove of the pump handle depicted in image 1 onto the filter fins.

    • Press the pump handle firmly against the fins and turn the filter counter clockwise.

    • Once unscrewed, remove the filter completely from the body.

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Image 1/3: Lightly brush the entire filter with a soft bristled toothbrush under running water. Image 2/3: Lightly brush the entire filter with a soft bristled toothbrush under running water. Image 3/3: Lightly brush the entire filter with a soft bristled toothbrush under running water.
  • Only perform this step if solid particles are evident on the outside of the filter.

  • Lightly brush the entire filter with a soft bristled toothbrush under running water.

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  • Replace the filter inside the filter body and screw clockwise until tight.

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  • Lubricate the pump handle O-ring extensively with the Katadyne lubricant (sold with pump).

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  • Replace the pump handle inside the pump handle shaft.

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  • Replace the "snap-fit" guard by pushing directly toward the filter body.

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Conclusion

If difficulty pumping persists, a new filter is required.

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