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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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