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My GE Profile RO system runs constantly from the supply through the system and into the drain. What could be the cause?

The system stopped working completely so i replaced the filters. No change so I removed the diaphram to look for a problem. Now the supply runs constantly into the RO and back out to the drain under the sink???

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SOURCE: GE smartwater R.O. system leaking out weep hole

Same exact problem started for us last night. (Same model, installed by me about four+ years ago) Water was really coming out of the weep hole, and didn't stop until I shut it off at the valve. This happened once before, and all I had to do was clean the drain line adapter, because it gets full of gunk from the disposal over time. But this time that did not do the trick. (Plus there was not all that much gunk this time....) So I was baffled for awhile but came up with this solution.

I hooked up a small length of clear tubing to my cheap-o tire inflater/air compressor. Put the clear tube against the weep hole. Turned on the compressor, and VOILA!, a bunch of gunk that was clogging the drain tube came out. I think when this tube, or the drain line adapter gets clogged, it causes water to go out the weep hole instead of down the drain. (If you don't have a small compressor, then theoretically there is enough air pressure from something like a bicycle pump, and this solution *might* work with one of those. But if you try this, of course only use the DOWNWARD (air-going-outward) pump action...pulling up (inward) would force the clog deeper up the drain tube)

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Probably some gunk clogging the drain line. First step would be to remove the drain line from underneath the sink and check to see that it is clear. If it isn't, the next thing that may happen is when it gets completely clogged, water will start shooting out of the weep hole. As an added measure< i would say to force compressed air down the weep hole to clean out any clog in the line that you can't reach.

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If you have concern about the quality of water being produced by your RO system, I would recommend using a handheld or in-line TDS meter. Instead of a red or green LED, these meters will give you a reading of TDS (total dissolved solids) in parts per million (PPM). With either of these meters you are taking a reading from the feed water to the system as well as from the product water, you then can calculate the percentage of solids being rejected by the RO system (using the simple equation listed below). This way you will know exactly how well the RO system is working and when the membrane needs to be replaced. I have included links below to our selection of handheld and in-line TDS meters as well as an instructional video that explains how to use a handheld TDS meter.

Here is a helpful link that includes the formula for calculating percent rejection.
http://www.freshwatersystems.com/t-measuretds.aspx

Handheld TDS Meters - http://www.freshwatersystems.com/c-253-handheld-meters.aspx
In-line - http://www.freshwatersystems.com/c-255-in-line-monitors.aspx



Geoff D., CWS-I - WQA Certified Water Specialist
Fresh Water Systems, Inc - http://www.freshwatersystems.com 1.877.335.3339

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