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The red pressure relief button on my GE Smartwater whole house water filter system is leaking what do i do to stop this
I had the same problem. The valve is not seating properly. I first took
a plastic bag and placed it over the unit so it didn't spray all over, then,
pushed the button several times to try to flush it. I then shut the water
supply off (or move lever to bypass) and removed the cannister that holds the
filter. I activated the red button several times until it looked like it seated
well. Keep as much water in the cannister(sump) as you can and still have the
filter seated properly. Screw it back on, and open the water supply slowly to
fill the rest of the way. Don't push the red button again, but instead open a
faucet in your house for around 5 minutes to let air circulate out. If the red
button still leaks, you may have to try a few times. If it leaks just a little
it may stop after a day or so. Once you get the red button to stop leaking,
don't push it again! Just always use the open faucet method to work the air
out. There will still be some air bubbles for awhile, but will work out within
on Jun 29, 2019
GE smartwater filter (model GXRLQR) stopped working...help!
These replacement filters (GXRLQR) are FLAWED straight out of the factory. The problem is in the 2 little "teeth" nubs that stick up near the center circle of the filter. When the filter is twisted and inserted, these teeth push up on a tiny black spring loaded valve in the body of the filter, alowing water to pass through up and out the spigot. The flaw is that the "nubs" are too short and do not push open the spring valve far enough, reducing flow to a semi-trickle, even with a brand new filter. GE seems to think this is not a problem.
Solution=stick a $0.25 garden hose rubber washer in the top of the filter and screw it in. You may have to try a few times to get it to work and seat properly. When it works, you'll immediately get a nice super flow of water. Better than upgrading to a $200 filter system recommended by GE...
on Feb 24, 2018
If you have an expansion tank mounted near the water heater, it may be full. If it is full, the bladder inside the has ruptured and the tank needs replacing.
on Nov 10, 2017
Slow water flow from GE SmartWater under sink water filter.
I solved the problem! The system's manifold (the plastic base you put the filter in) has small black conical shape button. When you tight the filter in, one of the two small triangle-shaped cams (located close to the filter's central hole) pushes the manifold's button, and this opens the water flow. The problem is that the cams are too low and do not push the button all the way in. Take a pliers and squeeze (not too much!) the cams, so they will raise a little: it will be enough to push the button to open the flow completely.
on May 10, 2016
I have a GE smartwater reverse osmosis system
That is the drain for the reverse osmosis system. You have what is referred to as an AIR GAP faucet. The waste water is pushed up there before it goes to drain just as the drain for a dishwasher does. If water is coming out of the faucet the drain is most likely plugged or the line is kinked causing water to back up and overflow. Check the drain line for kinks and clean out the drain where it attaches to the stand pipe.
on Feb 13, 2015
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