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Old 12-26-2012, 07:09 PM
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I didn't read the complete threat - just saw it should be removeble.
After messing with it for 15 minutes will dull and sharp knives, I just filled the thing and flipped it over (mostly in the sink...hand towel was close by) and voomp there it is... flops out due to the weight of the water on the bottom side.
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Old 11-11-2013, 09:42 PM
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excellent idea of filling the dispenser with soap and warm water to the top. Wait for about 30 seconds and turn the container upside down and the two parts will seperate.
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Old 06-02-2014, 07:31 PM
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Default Open Brita Ultramax in seconds without any tool!

You do not need Hot Water, Cold Water, Butter Knife or any tool and still anybody can open this in seconds! Remove the top lead and put aside the filter. Fill up the dispenser 3/4th with water, take it to a sink and turn the damn thing upside down. The evenly built up water pressure will bring down the white container in seconds
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Old 06-08-2014, 12:03 PM
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Just when I feel like my struggles are so terribly unique and I will wallow in my plight.....the internet shows I am not alone. I swear, I wanted to call Brita and give them a piece of my mind, but your cooler heads prevailed and after a warm soapy bath and an (albeit) little struggle....I got it out. Thanks for the help!
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Old 07-22-2014, 11:20 PM
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I did the butter knife thing and broke off a piece of the plastic reservoir. Then I took out the filter and filled the reservoir with hot water. I took one of the dough hooks that goes into my mixer and hooked it in the cross that you see when looking down the tube where the water filter goes and pulled the compartment right out! Very relieved. They should make this way more easy though…
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Old 09-03-2014, 11:55 AM
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Fill the container with about 2-3 inches of water. Turn upside down over sink and shake gently. Make sure you are holding the sides. The weight of the water pushes the insert right out.
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Old 12-21-2014, 11:05 PM
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Default Brita Blahs

After trying suggested remedies to remove the inner cartridge in the 1.5 gallon Brita system for two hours I simply gave up and threw the whole thing into the recycling bin. It was so frustrating trying to dislodge the white inner container. Mold was beginning to grow and it was in need of a thorough cleaning. I think I will switch to a different water purification system.
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Old 02-25-2015, 08:21 PM
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Default Brita Ultramax

Thank-you for saving me hours of frustration! This worked easily.
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Old 02-27-2015, 11:05 AM
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Submerging completely in a sink of water until pressure equalized allowed us to pull it right out. To avoid the problem make sure the walls between the white insert and plastic pitcher stay dry. Do not overfill the reservoir and do not turn upside down to drain. The little space in the back is an overflow not a drain. If the plastic walls stay dry in between you can always slide the reservoir out.
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Old 05-09-2016, 05:38 PM
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I consider myself handy and very capable, but this canister has my blood boiling!! I've tried 3 even 4 butter knives, hot sudsy water, I even tried the youtube: turn it upside down filled with warm soapy water method....NOTHING. I've loosened suction in all 4 sides but it's just very tight and snug in there.
Britta really needs to come up with a better design so that customers can use this long term!

I think I need to cool off before going back to it. Any other suggestions?
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