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Reverse osmosis faucet is leaking through the aerator on the back. I does it whether the water is on or off. Any suggestions?

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When was the last time you checked the filter,it may be time to change it,if you have changed it you may have inserted it backwards.turn it over and try,if that still does not work the check valve at the filter feed line may be clogged,flush line this may fix your problem.good luck with your project.

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Determine which side of your faucet is leaking by shutting off the water supply valves one at a time. If the leak doesn't stop after the first valve is turned off, it's the other line that's leaking.
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Turn faucet handles to the "on" position to release any residual water. Close the drain and place a towel in the sink to protect the surface and catch any dropped parts.

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Remove the aerator and inspect it for damage. If it's stuck, soak a towel in vinegar and wrap it around the aerator to help loosen mineral deposits. After an hour, gently twist the aerator with a towel and pliers.

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As you disassemble the old faucet, lay the parts in order on a flat surface and snap a picture for reference. Then, put those parts in a plastic bag and take them to the store with you when shopping. You may only require one part, but it may be best to buy a kit and replace everything, including a new aerator if yours is damaged.

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