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I have a MSR Sweetwater filter and it is leaking at the top where the pump protrudes. After I opened it up, i found that the filter was cracked the whole length. Was this the reason for the leakage? Or is it some other problem. Thanks

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your filter is probably so dirty that water cant pass through the filter. there is a relief valve at the top of the filter that the water will leak out of. you just need to replace your cartridge.

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Before replacing it, take a stiff toothbrush and scrub the inside really well and see if that improves it. On longer trips I always take a toothbrush for the pump, just in case the 'leaking' becomes too disruptive.

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Brush the inside of the cartridge first to see if cleaning eliminates leaking but most likely anytime your filter leaks @ the top, the cartridge element/membrane has been compromised. This is the built-in fail safe that Sweetwater originally designed into the filter to visibly display the need for replacement.