Battery change on a Brita Elemaris water jug filter
I own the Brita Elemaris water jug. Very happy with it as it’s slimline and fits neatly in the fridge. Could be a bit bigger, but hey, couldn’t most things.
The mini LCD readout on the top is pretty useful for knowing when to change the filter. I actually run it through twice, but nevertheless it’s good to know when it’s time to change. The readout is supposed to last 5 years and is not user serviceable. Well, I’m sad to report that it won’t last 5 years but fortunately it is is user serviceable. I’m sure they only tell you it’s not serviceable to get you to buy a new one, and although the jug is pretty cheap nowadays, I didn’t feel like splashing out £15 to replace a £2 battery.
It’s remarkably easy to do. You’ll need:
a) A couple of small flathead screwdrivers (the type you might find in a computer repair toolkit)
b) A CR2032 battery
- Pop the readout unit (with the white stalk) out of the jug lid
- Around three sides of the clear plastic unit, you’ll see tabs. One end doesn’t have tabs. Using the flathead screwdriver, gently pop the clear plastic up
- When you’ve done all three sides, gently release the whole bit from the far end
- Using both screwdrivers, release the little PCB from the holder
- Gently release the battery cage from the PCB
- Swap the battery
- Follow the steps in reverse to put it back together
Job done. Press and hold the reset button and all should be right again.