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so my ro/di system seems to be acting unusual lately... when the timer (45mins per day) comes for my ATO tank to refill, sometimes the ro/di fills it up and sometimes it doesnt. I checked the line and its clear but for some reason the vertex doesnt sense that the valve is open so it doesnt turn on quickly... i adjusted the value to stay on for 2 hours and within that time it does seem to come on. Its as if there is a pressure value in it that may be sticking?

I got this unit several years ago from the good folks over at @Unlimited Color Corals and have got a lot of great use out of it. It has a built in pressure pump and normally really produces a lot of water with little waste, So im not ready to give up on it just yet... any suggestions?
 

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so my ro/di system seems to be acting unusual lately... when the timer (45mins per day) comes for my ATO tank to refill, sometimes the ro/di fills it up and sometimes it doesnt. I checked the line and its clear but for some reason the vertex doesnt sense that the valve is open so it doesnt turn on quickly... i adjusted the value to stay on for 2 hours and within that time it does seem to come on. Its as if there is a pressure value in it that may be sticking?

I got this unit several years ago from the good folks over at @Unlimited Color Corals and have got a lot of great use out of it. It has a built in pressure pump and normally really produces a lot of water with little waste, So im not ready to give up on it just yet... any suggestions?
It's 100% a valve/solenoid issue. Replace the valves/solenoids.
 

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so my ro/di system seems to be acting unusual lately... when the timer (45mins per day) comes for my ATO tank to refill, sometimes the ro/di fills it up and sometimes it doesnt. I checked the line and its clear but for some reason the vertex doesnt sense that the valve is open so it doesnt turn on quickly... i adjusted the value to stay on for 2 hours and within that time it does seem to come on. Its as if there is a pressure value in it that may be sticking?

I got this unit several years ago from the good folks over at @Unlimited Color Corals and have got a lot of great use out of it. It has a built in pressure pump and normally really produces a lot of water with little waste, So im not ready to give up on it just yet... any suggestions?

Same issue with mine - it failed after 9 years. Great product it worked for almost a decade without any componenets malfunctioning.

I didn't want to fix it so I dismantled it - added few more canisters and got the smart buddies ro/di booster pump. The original booster pump still kicking so I kept it as backup.

 
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i ordered a high pressure switch to replace mine so well see if that works or not,
 

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