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GE smartwater R.O. system leaking out weep hole

GE SmartWater RO system (GXRM10GBL)- not quite 5 years old. Water begins to leak out the weep hole after turning the handle ... then won't stop leaking even with the handle turned off. Water source must be turned off to stop leak from weep hole. Waiting a day or two before turning the water source back on will cure the problem ... at least for a little while. Basically, I'm turning the water source on and off all the time, lately. What's the deal? Is the membrane used up and needing replaced? Thanks, CJ

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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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