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Since unfiltered water went through it for a couple days, I would guess you have mineral build up. If this is the case, be careful about trying to use it. There are certain products you can buy to unclog the pipes. Most will have you pour them down through the pipes connected to the polishing filter. If you can take the pipes apart, I suggest going pipe by pipe to see where the build up is.
Depending on your faucet, I bet the problem is some debris that came loose and is blocking the flow at the valve that the faucet handle turns. 5 minute fix.
Turn off the water supply under the sink
Get a Phillips screwdriver and a flathead one
Get a pair of expanding pliers
Usually, the faucet handle comes off straight up when you remove the Phillips screw on top. If you cant see a screw, it may be hidden by a cosmetic cap (this is what the flathead is used for-to pop the cover off)
When you remove the handle, there will be a section that needs to be removed using the pliers turning counter clockwise. Once that comes up, the valve should lift straight out.
I bet you will se a debris obstruction there....easy fix to clean it.
Check the capillary tube to make sure it is not plugged. This will restrict the flow from membrane. Also make sure the seal for membrane is not damaged. It takes several hours to refill the RO tank if it is empty. RJ
If it is the old style facet as shown with this post than you have to disassemble it from below the sink. If it is the R2 D2 faucet (Plastic Chrome) this is how to do it. Pull the stem out, it just sits in there and is held by the o-rings. On top of the housing are two small screws, take them out, pull the cover off and you will see two screws on either side of the base plate. These are both toggle screws that hold the faucet onto the sink. Unscrew these and the whole assembly comes out. RJ
It depends on the style of faucet and how old it is. Their pre 1990 faucets have to be taken apart under the sink. Newer style (plastic, chrome r2d2 faucet) can be taken apart from above. If it is a custom faucet it will have to be taken apart from below sink. RJ
For a 4-Stage system:
1. Open the housing caps of the components that house both the sediment and carbon filters (you may need a residential spanner wrench). Put each filter into its proper housing and tighten housing caps MANUALLY. Do not use wrench.
2. Repeat process with membrane housing and membrane (if membrane needs replacing).
3. Remove inline polishing filter by disconnecting tubing at both ends. Replace with new inline filter and reconnect tubing.
Normally when it leaks out the weep hole the drain line is plugged under the sink....turn off the ro to where it's not making water, disconnect the drain hose and flush it out....make sure the adapter that's connected to the drain pipe is still lined up with the hole if it was moved the water can't get to the drain.