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I am working on a home with a TP-18 reverse osmosis system.

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I am working on a home with a TP-18 reverse osmosis system. When the water is turned on it folws for a few seconds then quits. What can I try?

Contractor's Assistant: How long has this been going on? And how severe is the problem?

It started sveral months ago and after a few seconds there is no water flow.

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Yes

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Plumbing
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Plumber: David Bowden, General Contractor replied 10 months ago
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M​ost likely you have a blockage in the system somewhere. There is enough water filling up and pressurizing the system, until water is called for, then the pressure releases (trickles) but doesn't keep flowing. This blockage could be anywhere and the only way you are going to find it is by disconnecting specific parts until you get a constant uninterrupted water flow. I would start at the shut off valve and make sure it is not blocked or broken, then connect a couple of parts and see if the water still flows, if so those parts are not the problem. Keep doing that until you locate the restriction/blockage and then you can make the necessary repairs.

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