8 Most Common Problems With An RO System
1. THE RO PURIFIER DOESN'T WORK
Is the storage tank on your RO water filter fully empty? Is there not even a drop of water coming out of the purifier's faucet?
a) The ‘Power On' indicator is turned off - Verify that the power switch is turned on or off. Check whether the electrical supply is available if the switch is turned on.If both of these parameters are met yet the RO purifier still does not switch on, there is a wiring or SMPS problem (power supply adapter). In this situation, you'll need to contact a RO service specialist to diagnose the problem.
b) The 'Power ON' indicator has been activated – The primary valve should be the first thing you inspect. Is the water supply shut off? If that's the case, turn it on and see if the purifier is now operational.If the valve is open and the RO isn't working, the water pressure should be checked. If the water pressure is too low, most RO purifiers will not work.
2. LEAKAGE OF WATER
One of the most common issues is RO water leaking. You may see a puddle of water around your RO on occasion. You may notice this because the pipe couplings have loose connections, resulting in water leakage. You must double-check that all of the pipe fittings are securely in place.Call a RO specialist if you see any drips or leaks. If not addressed promptly, leaks in a water filter can cause a slew of issues. The technician will extensively inspect the water purifier to determine the source of the leak.
3. WATER PURIFIER GIVES OFF AN ODD SMELL OR TASTE
It's possible that a biofilm has collected in one or more sections of your RO or UV water purifier, resulting in water with an unusual odor or taste. A biofilm is a layer of biological and inorganic material that forms on a water purifier's surface. As a result, the amount of pollutants in the water increases. Any blocked filters or the membrane should be replaced as soon as possible. Check to see if the water's taste or aroma has improved once the filters and membrane have been replaced. Make careful to replace the filters every 12 months.
4. SLOW FLOWING WATER FROM THE WATER PURIFIER
It's either because you have low volume or low water pressure if your water purifier releases cleaned water slowly and only fills half the glass at a time. A minimum pressure of 40 to 60 PSI (pounds per square inch) is required for a RO to function properly. This problem could potentially be caused by a malfunction in the purifier's water storage tank. The water storage tank of the purifier has an air bladder that allows it to release water swiftly. The higher the pressure, the more water there is.If the bladder leaks, it may not be able to provide enough release pressure, resulting in poor water flow from the water purifier's faucet. It's also possible that the cartridges in the water filter have become blocked as a result of the high sediment concentration, resulting in delayed water production. If the filters become clogged, have them replaced by a professional water purifier service technician.
5. THE FAUCET ON THE WATER PURIFIER IS MAKING STRANGE NOISE
The air being pushed out of the system causes a weird noise from your water purifier's faucet, especially after replacing the filters and membrane. It could also be caused to a change in the system's water pressure. If the noise persists after changing the filter, see a professional to ensure that the tubing was properly placed. If the water tank's valve is not correctly closed, the noise may occur.
6. FAILURE OF THE AUTO SHUT-OFF
When the RO's water storage tank fills to a certain level, the purifying process is automatically turned off.If the purifier's auto shut-off mechanism isn't operating properly, it will run continually. Water would overflow from the storage tank as a result of this.
7. REJECT WATER IN ABUNDANCE
Regardless of the brand or type, all RO water purifiers produce reject or waste water. This RO reject water is contaminated with dissolved solids and should not be consumed. The cause for this is due to the presence of TDS and salt in the water. Stop wasting water by learning how to reuse RO waste water.If your purifier is creating an unusually large amount of waste water, the RO membrane is most likely clogged. The RO membrane will become clogged with all the dissolved solids that get caught on its surface if it is not replaced on time.
8. THE RO WATER TANK ISN'T FILLING UP
Another typical issue with many RO and UV water purifiers is that the water storage tank does not entirely fill up. This is owing to the purifier's extremely low water pressure. A minimum pressure of 40 to 60 PSI (pounds per square inch) is required for a RO water purifier to function efficiently. If the water pressure is less than 40 PSI, you'll need to boost it, which you may do with the help of a water pump.
A faulty RO membrane could potentially be to blame for the water tank not being entirely filled. The semipermeable RO membrane is a barrier that enables just water molecules to pass through to the other side while preventing pollutants such as dust, debris, viruses, and bacteria from passing through, resulting in clean and safe drinking water. The water filtration process slows down and the water quality declines when the membrane becomes blocked after a few months of use. To avoid any health problems, the membrane should be changed if it becomes blocked or damaged.