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Dealing with low pressure in your reverse osmosis tank can be troubling, because it can lead to various problems related to wasted water and an underperforming RO system.
There are several things you should do in an attempt to improve the situation – but if your issue is more serious, like a ruptured bladder, you might be out of luck.
So, what to do if your reverse osmosis tank has low pressure?
The first thing you should try is to simply repressurize the tank. This is a straightforward process:
The ideal pressure level for a reverse osmosis tank is between 6 and 8 psi. Make sure to measure the tank when it’s completely empty to ensure that you’re getting the right number.
If repressurizing the tank doesn’t help, you’re likely dealing with a ruptured bladder. There’s nothing you can do in this case as repairing the original bladder is pretty much impossible. Your only option is to replace the RO tank entirely.
Before giving up and replacing your tank, though, check for any kinks along the tubing connecting to the RO faucet. This happens rarely, but it could cause pressure issues with your system.
Make sure that none of the filters are clogged either. Pay special attention to the post-filter(s).
If you have any questions about low reverse osmosis tank pressure please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below!
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