I just bought a GE R/O for my tank yesterday. It comes with a faucet and storage tank. I installed it, then sanitized it and the water ran through just fine, with good pressure. I drained It then put in the filters. When I turned the water on I heard it pass through the system, but nothing came out of the faucet. I re-read the instructions and realized I put the membrane filter in the wrong way. So I took it out and fliped it around. Now all I get is a slow drip when the faucet is open and I hear a hissing sound comming from the top of the filters. Is this normal? Is the drip just how fast it flows, I just need to let the tank fill? Or is the Membrane destroyed? I cant find answers anywhere.
I think the unit should have a GPH (gallons per hour) or GPD (gallons per day) or similar rating. I'm not sure whats wrong, but if it's only dripping, I'd say it's not functioning properly unless it's really really slow.
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After observing the system I reolized the tank was filling, and the water is at normal rate. For me to get a good flow I need to let the tank fill and pump from the 3 or so gallons in the tank. But after waiting still nothing came out of the faucet. I picked up the tank, it was much heaver and when I shook it I could hear the water inside. Had to be 3/4 of the way full if not all the way. So my problem is no pressure in the tank, I think.
So why when I turn the water line off after waiting for the tank to fill, I shake the tank and hear water to make sure, then turn on the faucet nothing comes out? Am I doing something wrong? I think the tank has no pressure, there's water in there but it's disconnected. Not sure how to get the water out to test air pressure.