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Kinetico reverse osmosis water flowing very slow

Our Kinetico reverse osmosis water runs VERY slow out of the faucet at the sink. The system is in the basement just below the sink. I replaced both the sediment filter and the post filter at the beginning of decemeber, it ran o.k., but not great for about a month, then started going very slowly again, so I replaced the prefilter AGAIN, but it still hasn't gotten any better. We don't have a Kinetico store or service person anywhere close anymore, so I need to know what I can look at to address the problem myself. Thanks!!

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    andyman96513 Feb 10, 2014

    It sounds like the most likely solution is that the storage tank lost its precharge. When this happens there is no pressure to discharge the water that is stored in the tank.



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I am guessing you have checked to make sure the water flow into the osmosis system to make sure it is at proper pressure? If so is this a whole house system or just for the kitchen? If it is a whole house do you have the same problems in other parts of the house?

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Hi .. first I would try and eliminate the filter as the problem. Remove the filter and try the water again. If the water flows strong, then the filter is the problem. If the water stills sputters and is low flow, then there is a partial blockage in the internal tubing , or a problem with the supply. If you roll the fridge out to get at the suppl. you could shut it off and disconnect the supply tube from the fridge, then turn the water on slowly to check the flow at the supply. If the flow is good there , then the blockage is internal.

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First thing to try is to cut open one of the old filters (ideally straight down the middle)and see if you can tell what is blocking it. Wear gloves and keep away from the stuff inside in case there is a chemical component - it should say on the packet of the filter if this is the case. You could also install another, coarser and cheaper filter in the water hose just outside the fridge - you usually can get a housing with a hose fitting on each end and a filter inside at most hardware stores. If you turn off the water pressure, cut the hose to the washer half way from the wall, then you can install the new filter with a couple of hose-clamps(Jubilee-clips). These sort of primary filters will remove any sandy or silty material in the water (you might not notice it usually from the tap) and also there is the possibility of algae/weed growth that is clogging the filter. It also might be worth calling your local water supply authority/utility and discussing the problem with them - they may want to come and check, or ask you to send a sample in for analysis. Some of what they can do, you can achieve yourself by putting a closed container of the water somewhere where it can get no vibration and waiting a week or so to see how much solids settle out. A tall thin container works best, as long as you can keep it dead still. Just possibly the filters are a defective batch, and it is coincidence that you got more than one - perhaps you bought them from the same small store? Also possible is that there is something in the pipe near the filter that is disturbed when you change one for a few days, then settles back into place blocking the hose - check there is not a small piece of mesh inside the water inlet hose connection at the back of the fridge - sometimes there is and these strainers can get blocked by something that behaves erratically. Hope this helps - please post again if not :)

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the problem might be linked ot your reverse osmosis system itself, something about filtering and storing previously filtered water, which if i remember correctly creates a "harmless" bio film the consistency of what appears to be brine shrimp sized particles floating in water. so i would remove the filter from the refig and flush out again.

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The water line tap may be screwed back into the water line or you did not sufficiently poke a hole into the water line with the tap. We had the same problem. Shut off the water supply, remove the tap from the line and check the size of the hole. my bet is the hole is very small. Either drill out the hole with a drill and replace the tap (with a new rubber grommet) or add a tee into the line with the proper size compression fitting (that is what we did) and the water will flow freely..

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remove the saddle clamp that some idiot put on the supply line under your sink and splice in a real "T" with a real cutoff. hopefully the saddle clamp is past your main valve and not before it or you'll have to turn off all your water first.

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