General Electric Under Sink Mounted Filters Reverse Osmosis Filtration System White Filter Housing GXRM10RBL

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To keep your water tasting and smelling great consider installing the GE Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration System. This water filter is installed under your sink for a discreet appearance and filters up to 11 gallons of water daily. The reverse osmosis membrane helps reduce microscopic contaminants such as arsenic, lead and ammonia, for better tasting water for drinking and cooking. The filter indicator reminds you when to replace the filter. Color: White Filter Housing.
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Product Title General Electric Under Sink Mounted Filters Reverse Osmosis Filtration System White Filter Housing GXRM10RBL
Manufacturer General Electric
Lowest Price $146.00 from Home Depot
Power Score 3.1 | 54 Reviews
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Waste of time and effort
1 Star Review   By Humberto on Home Depot - May 31, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I purchased this RO system wanting clean drinking water for the family. I had the system professionally installed. It produced great tasting water for about a week. After that the unit stopped producing water and developed a leak. i tightened the filter housings and leaked stopped but the unit stopped producing water. I reinstalled the unit and still the same problem. Not worth the time and effort.

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Awesome RO System!
5 Star Review   By JamieS on Home Depot - May 13, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

This system is great! My water before I got it was cloudy and didn't taste great. Once it was installed, the water was totally clear and tasted fresh. I was amazed that such an inexpensive unit could work so well.

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Great product for the price point
5 Star Review   By cyberbass on Home Depot - Apr 30, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Love the filter, only reason for not giving higher marks on the value, is that it would be nice to know before purchase that it needs to have 40psi min. inlet pressure- I had to buy an additional pump. (however, with the booster, it now makes over a gallon/ hr, and wastes less down the drain) Also, would like to have the charts and graphs in the user manual regarding inlet water quality and hardness available before purchase. It would be nice to know if you need a water softener system in order to use this system, BEFORE you buy! Otherwise, very happy with this product.

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Completely failed within 2 years
1 Star Review   By Suley on Home Depot - Apr 17, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I have had nothing but trouble with this filter. In the first year, the reject water started leaking at the faucet through its air hole which is towards the back of the faucet. Tried contacting GE but there is absolutely no customer service. Ended up opening up the faucet and adjusting the J tube inside so that the discharge stays away from the air gap and aims directly down the drain. A few months later same leak again. Opened up the faucet and found out the Brass J tub has developed a leak. Installed a bit of shrink tubing on it to contain the leak. Since then I have been changing the filters as recommended. For the past month there was very little water being produced. It went from usual 12 cups to 4 cups and then down to 2 cups in a matter of a few weeks. Last week (Just under two years of service) replaced all the filters including the RO membrane, screen and flow control. Still only 2 cups of water. Checked all lines in the system and found them all to be clear and free from any blockage. Disconnected and checked the tank and it had Zero PSI pressure. Pumped it up to manufacturer's specs and set it to 7 PSI. Now I have ZERO cups of water! All plumbing, drain lines, etc in my house are up to standard and there are no low pressure or blockage issues. I have invested well over $120 in brand new filters and parts and don't know what to do with this filter now. To replace the check valve and the shutoff valve is another $20 but I think I will cut my losses here since there is no guarantee it will work after investing what the unit cost in the first place.

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Didn't get a new replacement
4 Star Review   By Elsos on Home Depot - Feb 6, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

We had this unit for about 8 years, a contractor installed it for a kitchen redesign. We loved the water coming out of it, although it was a little noisy at times. What we weren't loving was the difficulty of replacing the filters and RO filters. The time and effort it takes was getting really old. We ended up with a small leak (a crack on the cap to the RO filter canister) epoxy worked for a while but after a few months we found it had leaked. So I looked into replacing the RO canister cap alone, and found the price to get an entire new unit was about the same. With the entire unit being 8 years old, I dreaded the thought of the amount of time to install new components. So instead we went with a more simple filtering system without the under the sink storage tank (Model # GXSV65R). We are very satisfied with the water, and have a couple square feet of room under the sink again.

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Product works well, water now crystal clear
5 Star Review   By Eric on Home Depot - Jan 27, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Overall I'm very pleased with this filter, and felt it was a good value for the price. I bought this to replace my old 2-stage filter (C******* brand) so I had some of the plumbing ready to go. The faucet was very substantial, and much better made than the twist faucet on the unit it replaced (photo attached). I was impressed with the design that incorporated the airgap for the waste line directly into the faucet. Installation: The install took some time, and requires some extra parts and you need space for the tank, as others have noted. The supply line is 1/4" rather than the 3/8 noted in the instructions. Not a big deal, just another trip to the store for the adapter on the supply shutoff valve (photo attached) The outflow to the faucet is 3/8", so a much better flow than my old 1/4" filter-nice as this supplies the faucet and is plumbed directly to my refrigerator supply as well. One note on the faucet: It's designed for the handle to fit on the right side. They advertise it as being reversible for left-hand operation, but I didn't quite figure that out. I installed it on the right-hand, so it wasn't an issue, but I wanted to point out that the handle on the left side would require pushing back instead of pulling forward. Leak-free: Installing everything, I noticed quite a bit of plastic in the fittings, but on the flip side, I was pleased to see that GE included a roll of teflon tape. Use the Teflon tape on each fitting, and don't overtorque the fittings, and hopefully you will be leak-free, as I *almost* was - I needed a once-over aftewards on a few of the fittings, but it's been fine since then. Startup: After removing the filters & membrane for sterilization, I then ran several tanks through the filter to make sure everything was cleared out. The inital 24 hours can be somewhat noisy with the water running through the air gap and into the drain, but after everything is up and running, I hardly ever hear it! Normal operation: After the startup and fill I find that I don't even notice it filtering, and the water pressure is very good. This is running water for coffee, drinking, and over to the refrigerator for ice and more water. I find I'm drinking a lot more water than before, it's so clean and clear that I actually enjoy it! Resource use: You will use more water with this filter than you would in a basic carbon-block water filter, but that's part of the process. The end result (absolutely pure water) is worth it in my mind.

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Excellent choice
5 Star Review   By DrGBuffalo on Home Depot - Jan 15, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

The unit was easy to install (after some modification to the existing plumbing). The quality of the water is exceptional compared to the local supply direct from the tap! Instructions included were easy to follow and the mounting system was a snap to install.

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Don't buy. Worse than expected, and GE don't care
1 Star Review   By JoeP on Home Depot - Jan 6, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I had a TGI reverse osmosis that works great. Needed a second one. Went to Home Depot, bought the GE installed with confidence because it is a GE product. The water tastes horrible no difference between the input and output. It came with an additional reverse osmosis filter. None of the instructions mentioned what to do with it. I contacted GE twice by emailing them on the website. No replies yet. Sorry, Home Depot, I might have to remove and return to you.

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Cheap fittings - be careful
3 Star Review   Home Depot    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I have owned this product for many years (over 10) and it has worked well to provide great water. We replaced the countertop in the kitchen this year and so I decided to replace the RO unit with a new one. The unit is nearly identical to the old one except the faucet is different. It is larger and more substantial than the old one. I installed the new unit and it leaked immediately. One leak was from the the input tube to the air-gap located within the base of the faucet. The other was the fitting that was screwed into the reservoir tank. I put more pipe dope on the fitting to the tank and tightened the fitting again. It cracked off and was a very cheap plastic fitting. Trick number 1: I used a wood chisel that was 1/2" wide that I hammered gently into the stub of the fitting. Then I used the chisel to turn the fitting's stub and remove it from the reservoir tank. I went back to Home Depot and bought another fitting and it worked just fine. I still had the leak under the faucet. I disassembled the faucet base and found that the small brass air gap was loose and leaking. I called GE support and they sent me a replacement faucet base for free. It took about a week to arrive. I installed the new faucet base. By this time I had to buy more tubing from Home Depot because I was running out of tubing length taking the fittings apart so often. With barbed fittings the only way to re-do them it to cut the tubing off. The new faucet base still leaked. It leaked less than before but still leaked. I went back to Home Depot and bought more tubing and ran the discharge line that normally runs to the air gap faucet base to a real air gap discharging into a utility sink in the basement. That solved the problem. Now it is working fine. So, my lesson learned is that the new GE faucet has a bad air gap fitting design. Bypass the air gap and either run the effluent to a real air gap or buy a separate air gap fitting and use that.

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Don't buy it !
1 Star Review   By Robert on Home Depot - Dec 19, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Installation and the final product(purified water) is fine, BUT it wastes an incredible amount of water. After going through the 1st carbon filter the water heads to the RO membrane where some water gets through and goes on to the reservoir, BUT most of the water goes down another line and right down the drain at the rate of 2 gallons per/hr(I captured it and timed it). While totally wasting that 2 gallons/hr of already somewhat filtered water, it is taking 4 hrs to make a single gallon of completely filtered water - sometimes longer.

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To keep your water tasting and smelling great consider installing the GE Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration System. This water filter is installed under your sink for a discreet appearance and filters up to 11 gallons of water daily. The reverse osmosis membrane helps reduce microscopic contaminants such as arsenic, lead and ammonia, for better tasting water for drinking and cooking. The filter indicator reminds you when to replace the filter. Color: White Filter Housing.
Summary
Product Title General Electric Under Sink Mounted Filters Reverse Osmosis Filtration System White Filter Housing GXRM10RBL
Manufacturer General Electric
Lowest Price $146.00 from Home Depot
Power Score 3.1 | 54 Reviews
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Waste of time and effort
1 Star Review   By Humberto on Home Depot - May 31, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I purchased this RO system wanting clean drinking water for the family. I had the system professionally installed. It produced great tasting water for about a week. After that the unit stopped producing water and developed a leak. i tightened the filter housings and leaked stopped but the unit stopped producing water. I reinstalled the unit and still the same problem. Not worth the time and effort.

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Awesome RO System!
5 Star Review   By JamieS on Home Depot - May 13, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

This system is great! My water before I got it was cloudy and didn't taste great. Once it was installed, the water was totally clear and tasted fresh. I was amazed that such an inexpensive unit could work so well.

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Great product for the price point
5 Star Review   By cyberbass on Home Depot - Apr 30, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Love the filter, only reason for not giving higher marks on the value, is that it would be nice to know before purchase that it needs to have 40psi min. inlet pressure- I had to buy an additional pump. (however, with the booster, it now makes over a gallon/ hr, and wastes less down the drain) Also, would like to have the charts and graphs in the user manual regarding inlet water quality and hardness available before purchase. It would be nice to know if you need a water softener system in order to use this system, BEFORE you buy! Otherwise, very happy with this product.

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Completely failed within 2 years
1 Star Review   By Suley on Home Depot - Apr 17, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I have had nothing but trouble with this filter. In the first year, the reject water started leaking at the faucet through its air hole which is towards the back of the faucet. Tried contacting GE but there is absolutely no customer service. Ended up opening up the faucet and adjusting the J tube inside so that the discharge stays away from the air gap and aims directly down the drain. A few months later same leak again. Opened up the faucet and found out the Brass J tub has developed a leak. Installed a bit of shrink tubing on it to contain the leak. Since then I have been changing the filters as recommended. For the past month there was very little water being produced. It went from usual 12 cups to 4 cups and then down to 2 cups in a matter of a few weeks. Last week (Just under two years of service) replaced all the filters including the RO membrane, screen and flow control. Still only 2 cups of water. Checked all lines in the system and found them all to be clear and free from any blockage. Disconnected and checked the tank and it had Zero PSI pressure. Pumped it up to manufacturer's specs and set it to 7 PSI. Now I have ZERO cups of water! All plumbing, drain lines, etc in my house are up to standard and there are no low pressure or blockage issues. I have invested well over $120 in brand new filters and parts and don't know what to do with this filter now. To replace the check valve and the shutoff valve is another $20 but I think I will cut my losses here since there is no guarantee it will work after investing what the unit cost in the first place.

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Didn't get a new replacement
4 Star Review   By Elsos on Home Depot - Feb 6, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

We had this unit for about 8 years, a contractor installed it for a kitchen redesign. We loved the water coming out of it, although it was a little noisy at times. What we weren't loving was the difficulty of replacing the filters and RO filters. The time and effort it takes was getting really old. We ended up with a small leak (a crack on the cap to the RO filter canister) epoxy worked for a while but after a few months we found it had leaked. So I looked into replacing the RO canister cap alone, and found the price to get an entire new unit was about the same. With the entire unit being 8 years old, I dreaded the thought of the amount of time to install new components. So instead we went with a more simple filtering system without the under the sink storage tank (Model # GXSV65R). We are very satisfied with the water, and have a couple square feet of room under the sink again.

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Product works well, water now crystal clear
5 Star Review   By Eric on Home Depot - Jan 27, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Overall I'm very pleased with this filter, and felt it was a good value for the price. I bought this to replace my old 2-stage filter (C******* brand) so I had some of the plumbing ready to go. The faucet was very substantial, and much better made than the twist faucet on the unit it replaced (photo attached). I was impressed with the design that incorporated the airgap for the waste line directly into the faucet. Installation: The install took some time, and requires some extra parts and you need space for the tank, as others have noted. The supply line is 1/4" rather than the 3/8 noted in the instructions. Not a big deal, just another trip to the store for the adapter on the supply shutoff valve (photo attached) The outflow to the faucet is 3/8", so a much better flow than my old 1/4" filter-nice as this supplies the faucet and is plumbed directly to my refrigerator supply as well. One note on the faucet: It's designed for the handle to fit on the right side. They advertise it as being reversible for left-hand operation, but I didn't quite figure that out. I installed it on the right-hand, so it wasn't an issue, but I wanted to point out that the handle on the left side would require pushing back instead of pulling forward. Leak-free: Installing everything, I noticed quite a bit of plastic in the fittings, but on the flip side, I was pleased to see that GE included a roll of teflon tape. Use the Teflon tape on each fitting, and don't overtorque the fittings, and hopefully you will be leak-free, as I *almost* was - I needed a once-over aftewards on a few of the fittings, but it's been fine since then. Startup: After removing the filters & membrane for sterilization, I then ran several tanks through the filter to make sure everything was cleared out. The inital 24 hours can be somewhat noisy with the water running through the air gap and into the drain, but after everything is up and running, I hardly ever hear it! Normal operation: After the startup and fill I find that I don't even notice it filtering, and the water pressure is very good. This is running water for coffee, drinking, and over to the refrigerator for ice and more water. I find I'm drinking a lot more water than before, it's so clean and clear that I actually enjoy it! Resource use: You will use more water with this filter than you would in a basic carbon-block water filter, but that's part of the process. The end result (absolutely pure water) is worth it in my mind.

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Excellent choice
5 Star Review   By DrGBuffalo on Home Depot - Jan 15, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

The unit was easy to install (after some modification to the existing plumbing). The quality of the water is exceptional compared to the local supply direct from the tap! Instructions included were easy to follow and the mounting system was a snap to install.

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Don't buy. Worse than expected, and GE don't care
1 Star Review   By JoeP on Home Depot - Jan 6, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I had a TGI reverse osmosis that works great. Needed a second one. Went to Home Depot, bought the GE installed with confidence because it is a GE product. The water tastes horrible no difference between the input and output. It came with an additional reverse osmosis filter. None of the instructions mentioned what to do with it. I contacted GE twice by emailing them on the website. No replies yet. Sorry, Home Depot, I might have to remove and return to you.

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Cheap fittings - be careful
3 Star Review   Home Depot    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I have owned this product for many years (over 10) and it has worked well to provide great water. We replaced the countertop in the kitchen this year and so I decided to replace the RO unit with a new one. The unit is nearly identical to the old one except the faucet is different. It is larger and more substantial than the old one. I installed the new unit and it leaked immediately. One leak was from the the input tube to the air-gap located within the base of the faucet. The other was the fitting that was screwed into the reservoir tank. I put more pipe dope on the fitting to the tank and tightened the fitting again. It cracked off and was a very cheap plastic fitting. Trick number 1: I used a wood chisel that was 1/2" wide that I hammered gently into the stub of the fitting. Then I used the chisel to turn the fitting's stub and remove it from the reservoir tank. I went back to Home Depot and bought another fitting and it worked just fine. I still had the leak under the faucet. I disassembled the faucet base and found that the small brass air gap was loose and leaking. I called GE support and they sent me a replacement faucet base for free. It took about a week to arrive. I installed the new faucet base. By this time I had to buy more tubing from Home Depot because I was running out of tubing length taking the fittings apart so often. With barbed fittings the only way to re-do them it to cut the tubing off. The new faucet base still leaked. It leaked less than before but still leaked. I went back to Home Depot and bought more tubing and ran the discharge line that normally runs to the air gap faucet base to a real air gap discharging into a utility sink in the basement. That solved the problem. Now it is working fine. So, my lesson learned is that the new GE faucet has a bad air gap fitting design. Bypass the air gap and either run the effluent to a real air gap or buy a separate air gap fitting and use that.

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Don't buy it !
1 Star Review   By Robert on Home Depot - Dec 19, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Installation and the final product(purified water) is fine, BUT it wastes an incredible amount of water. After going through the 1st carbon filter the water heads to the RO membrane where some water gets through and goes on to the reservoir, BUT most of the water goes down another line and right down the drain at the rate of 2 gallons per/hr(I captured it and timed it). While totally wasting that 2 gallons/hr of already somewhat filtered water, it is taking 4 hrs to make a single gallon of completely filtered water - sometimes longer.

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It Works Just Fine
4 Star Review   By thirsty on Home Depot - Dec 8, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

It filters the water. That is what we wanted. The faucet above the sink does come loose a lot.

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much better than my old system
5 Star Review   By wellwaterman on Home Depot - Nov 16, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I replaced my K brand filtration system with this GE unit. The install was not difficult but the instructions were not to clear. A simple call to customer service was all that was needed to clarify the instructions. I have absolutly no leaks. The unit does make alot of noise when frist installed, abought the first 24 hours. after that I have never heard a peep from it. As for the people that think the filters are expensive, check the price of bottled water,check the price of filters for K brand filters. Some third grade math will tell you this unit gives the most bang for the buck.

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CHEAP MATERIALS!!!
1 Star Review   By NJBosiris on Home Depot - Nov 14, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

We attempted to install this product over the weekend but it was so cheap that a vital piece broke off. After applying pipe tape to the piece that connects to the tank, and using a wrench to tighten (as the instructions state), the piece broke off inside the tank. We DID NOT over-tighten... the material was so cheap, it simply snapped in half with a light twist. Then, when dismantling the system to bring it back to the store for a refund, the brace that holds the dispenser in the countertop simply snapped in half (so if you ever had to disassemble and reassemble for a move, you'd experience the same woes of pre-fab Ikea furniture). I definitely do not recommend this product. The quality is horrible!!

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Install was easy and water tastes great
5 Star Review   By Kevin on Home Depot - Nov 13, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Love the product, it was easy to install and works excellent. Water tastes great.

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Wastes too much water, no technical support from GE
2 Star Review   By PDhomefixer on Home Depot - Nov 7, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

First, Home Depot is awesome, great deals, free shipping. This is about the RO system. Hard part about setup is getting your plumbing set up. The system itself is straightforward. High flow, which is nice, no waiting for water. My complaint? I collect the waste water to repurpose it, and discovered it is wasting 14 qt. for every 1 qt. of drinking water. It should only be wasting 5 qt. Since most people probably just send it down the drain, who knows if they all do this?!? Second complaint: non-existent technical support. Two different people on the phone told be they do not do technical support. My unit is past the warranty (I bought it but delayed install), but fortunately I have extended warranty on my AMEX card, we'll see it they pay up...

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Replacing membrane and filters
3 Star Review   By nate5532 on Home Depot - Oct 11, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I had professionally installed by a local plumber. System has been working great, and the water quality is fantastic. Says a lot considering we have generally poor well water. If you have a lot of sediment in your well water, I would DEFINITELY get a whole house filter (about $35 for the part, $10 for a pair of filters that should last about a year). This saves expensive and time consuming RO filters and membranes. Again, I had a pro install this and I decided that when the reminder light came on that I was going to replace the filters and membrane myself. Wow... I made a mess, but I learned alot from it. I wish in retrospect that I had paid a bit more for the nicer system where the filters simply screwed onto the RO system, instead of having sumps which are a pain to remove as others have stated. I actually made a guide to help me make less of a mess in 6 months when I change the filters, and I will share it. I had a hard time uninstalling the RO system to get the membrane out. Again, this is my notes for my system and I am by no means a plumber - your setup could very greatly! Tools – Towels x3, needle nose pliers, slip joint pliers, channel lock pliers, 2 oz bleach, GE plastic wrench. 1) Turn off ice maker (blue shut off valve under sink) 2) Turn off silver shut off under sink 3) Drain RO system, when empty turn faucet off 4) Remove sumps (clockwise) – can be removed from wall 5) Wash sumps with dish soap and dry 6) Prior to sterilization with bleach, remove membrane or will be destroyed 7) Fill pre-filter sump 1” from top and add 2 oz. (4 tablespoons) of bleach 8) Replace sumps, turn water supply on, open faucet until water runs (takes about 1 hour) 9) Turn faucet off, allow to fill for 1 minute, open 10 minutes, off 1, on 10 again 10) Repeat steps 3-4 11) Remove the single white cord (right) by turning small nut 12) Remove white (top) black (bottom) by turning small nuts 13) Remove membrane sump from RO system 14) Use white GE wrench to unscrew membrane sump (Counter Clockwise) 15) Needle Nose pliers to remove membrane – turn if stuck 16) When replacing membrane, top stick of membrane flush with top of sump BTW, if installing a whole house filter in addition to an RO system, I recommend installing a nice shut off valve right before the filter on your main line - people had problems with leaks but this is a dead easy way.

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Very Good
4 Star Review   By James on Home Depot - Oct 4, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Very good for the $$. Replacement filters are easily obtainable.

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High quality output, not simple to install.
4 Star Review   By jowr on Home Depot - Oct 1, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I love this filter. Quality construction and amazing output. The faucet sits on my sink and I drink from it all the time (I buy less juice now, or at least I drink it less quickly) and make ice cubes once I hooked it to the freezer. It improves my cooking as the normal tap minerals don't get dissolved into my food. The only problem is that it is not for beginners. Here's what I had to do extra + some minor gripes: * purchase a small drill set to put the faucet in the sink. Not sure why this surprised me, to be honest. Very easy once I had the hole created, so no problem for a professional. * Lots of additional fittings. Mostly an artifact of me wanting to hook it up to my freezer, and the lack of maneuvering room within my sink drain. Again, not a problem for a plumbing professional. * I had to read the directions very carefully to figure out where all the pipes go. It would be nice to have color in the directions. If I had to install another one of these I would have no trouble at all. * It is not 100% obvious as to why the 1/4" effluent output cycles through the faucet. I think its' for air flow and avoiding backups when it connects to the drain, but it was odd at first glance and resulted in confusion on how things connected. * The filter prices concern me but that's part and parcel of a reverse osmosis system. I look at it this way - replacing all the filters every 6 months is 200 bucks a year. Even accounting for the wastage, this is still far cheaper (and less hassle) than purchasing water jugs. Plus I can't make ice cubes from them!

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makes whining noise when filling tank
1 Star Review   By dbd222 on Home Depot - Sep 29, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

After three years, I am replacing this system with a different ro system. Water is great, I can even handle the cost of filter replacement. But, a week into operating it, it started whining when refilling the tank after water use. The plumber couldn't fix after charging a fortune to replace. I put new shut off valve by passed the ice machine and it still whined.

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I have to use their faucet?
3 Star Review   By riverone on Home Depot - Sep 29, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Spent 30k upgrading kitchen including beautiful antique bronze faucet. Got ready to install RO system and suddenly realized that I have to use their ugly "chrome" water dispenser. It will stick out like a fox in a hen house. I must have missed that on the outside of the box....Oh wait it doesn't mention that. Returning and getting a standard taste filter system. After reading other reviews about water consumption, I am sure that I am making the right choice.

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A good Deal
4 Star Review   By mommeof2kids on Home Depot - Sep 24, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

We use well water in our city and our local water softner store charges $418 for a reverse osmosis system installed, without installation the cost was $275. That was way more than we could afford so we went ahead and bought this system in our local Home Depot store. We had it installed by a friend/handyman. It took him about 3 hours, including a trip to ACE Hardware to buy additional parts which cost an additional $10. We have had no leaks, and the water tastes really good. I wish there was an option for a satin or brush nickel finish for the faucet, since my sink and applicances are all in that brushed nickel finish. From reading the reviews I am dreading changing the filters and I will post how well that goes. For now we are happy with the product.

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Waste of Money
1 Star Review   Home Depot    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Don't waste your time or your money on this piece of garbage. It takes hours to install. The instructions for installation are absolutely terrible. We've had it for just over six months. Our first attempt to change the RO cartridge caused one of the cheap plastic fittings to break off. The plastic fittings are horrendous. We now have a broken RO System below our sink and are trying to find a replacement part. The company's customer service is incredibly bad as well...a terrible product in general.

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Works great, difficult to install
4 Star Review   By Danny on Home Depot - Sep 9, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Good product for the price, does its job, but if your are installing it in an existing sink and have to cut holes, throw the faucet away and get the 20$ one at HD. It is much easier and less money to cut a 1/2" hole than an 1 1/2". You will also need extra fittings to reroute the discharge line. Not for the novice to install.

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Fittings leak.
1 Star Review   By JohnB on Home Depot - Aug 1, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

The system would work fine if GE had used decent fittings for the tubing connections. After hours of fiddling with it, I could not stop all the leaks so I returned it.

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Easy to install and easier to remove!!!
1 Star Review   By George on Home Depot - Jul 8, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I just Installed my first RO system. The system was fairly easy to install,The barb fittings at the base faucet were loose so, I had to install some teflon tape and tightened the fittings. the system is constantly draining and its noisy. I thought something was wrong. I checked all fitting and o-rings but, found everything OK. After reading reviews it appears that this is normal. I'm not going to triple my water bill or this thing. Its cheaper for me to buy bottled/gallon water than to pay the for the amount of water this RO system uses. I installed it today but its coming out tomorrow!!!!

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Had bad coffee, now its good to the last drop!
4 Star Review   By estar on Home Depot - Jun 30, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Before I put in this system I had a film and coffee scum that turned my white coffee cups black. I first tried a sink mount Pur and this did nothing to cure the problem. Now my coffee is scum free and am surprised that my water quality was so bad. The system took a few trips to the hardware store to install. Throw away the saddle valve and get yourself a T valve - make sure it is 1/4 inch OD for the system inlet as the install book says 3/8. It took me about 3 hours to install, as I did it myself and didn't get any leaks.

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Makes great water, requires whole house filter, plumbing skills
4 Star Review   By prilltx on Home Depot - Jun 25, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Challenging to install, requires a separate attachment to the sink drain. I purchased a pvc pipe with small inlet and had to fabricate the hose attachment (frustrating and extra cost). Save yourself the money and install a whole house filter (they help the drinking water filters remain viable). The whole house filters are about 1/4th the cost of the water filters. The unit uses alot of water and you will hear it draining into the sink which can annoy your loved ones.

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Impossible
2 Star Review   By BenchMonkey on Home Depot - Jun 24, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I've put up with this for almost 4 years now. The system works well and the water flow is fine. We've never had to worry about running the reserve tank empty either. The problem is in changing the filters. First off, the cost of changing the filters twice exceeds the price of buying a new unit. Each time I need to replace the filters I have to almost entirely disconnect all of the tubing. In order to prevent it from spraying water I have to replace all the caps so tight that removing them the next time takes at least an hour. All of the fittings are plastic so in trying to loosen them they have been stripped down, making the nearly impossible completely impossible. Then its another half a day of running water through it before you can have any that is drinkable. This is my first experience with an RO system so I may just be naive, but I have to believe that there is a better system out there.

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Impossible to replace filters
1 Star Review   By RHMNW on Home Depot - May 19, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

It is the most user unfriendly product I have ever owned. Every time I have to change the filters it turns into a day long project. In order to prevent it from leaking you have to tighten everything so tight that the next time you need to replace a filter you can't remove the cap or the sumps. Save yourself the headache and buy something else.

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very bad no support
1 Star Review   By TJ1828 on Home Depot - May 2, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

very bad no support, call GE and customer support say we don't any thing about this. take support from any local guys. i will return this, all i can say its peice of garbabge, wast of time.

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WOW! What a GREAT SYSTEM!
5 Star Review   By JustUS2 on Home Depot - Apr 28, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Was a bit difficult to install. If you don't understand plumbing you need help. Fills up about 1/2 of a regular under sink cabinet. Also with a little instruction, you can change the filters yourself. We have had it for over a year as of March 2012. We added an additional "Whole house Pre filter" to increase the life of the expensive filters and other plumbing. The basic skinny + - 3 inch x 11inch black $11 per with a CLEAR cover (clear cover is $10 more but worth it so you can see when to change the filter). It looks a bit like the built in Pre & post filter on this system and about $39. We change that filter ea. 6 mths. We still are getting GREAT TASTING H20. The extra pre filter helps to get rid of other stuff that would have clogged this units pre filter, up in 6 mths. Plus it (the pre filter) reduces the chlorine which kills the $50 reverse Osmosis filter. FYI we are in Vero Beach FL, The unit installed in Jan/Feb 2011 was about $200 and now April 2012 selling for $147. We will change the pre filter in about 3 months from now on, it looks pretty nasty after 6 months (Whole house). Now I know why, after filtering Vero Beach H20, why so many houses and fences have that "Rusty Look" to them from the sprinklers. This MAKES FANTASTIC H20 and ICE Cubes! PLUS our faucets, washer, dishwasher, shower plumb will all last longer because of the "Pre filter". I have added links to this review for the "Pre filter housing and filter".

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The item itself is very good. We are very pleased with it.
5 Star Review   By Sedan on Home Depot - Apr 24, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

This product is very good. It replaced an existing reverse osmosis that we've had over 14 years. However, I think this particular product had been returned, as a part was broken. which we replaced with one, from our previous reverse osmosis. We could have returned the product to the store, but didn't, considering gas prices, and time, and we were in the middle of installing this item. Everything works great, and the water flow is much better and bigger than the one we had. Definitely an improvement from what we had.

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Filters are difficult to replace.
2 Star Review   By thomas on Home Depot - Apr 20, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Good water when it is working, but agree it is difficult to change filters and also needs to be done more often than expected. New filters were over eighty and has not lasted six months on last set. Not too excited to spend so much time on maintenance. I could rent one for and have no maintenance for about ten dollars a month more.

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Good Tasting water
4 Star Review   By FirstROFilter on Home Depot - Apr 13, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I'm a little slow, but it took me all day to install the filter system. It took 2 trips to Home Depot to find all the plumbing changes. With a little help from the staff, the job is done and works well.

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Do not reccommend - Don't like
1 Star Review   By crawson on Home Depot - Mar 19, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

System wastes 4 gallons for every 1 gallon produced - (the system produces 9.8 gallons of water per day which wastes nearly 40 gallons). Instructions are not clear. The RO filter says "Discard product water for 2 hours minimum before using ..." difficult to figure out as it takes 24 hours to produce 9.8 gallons. Poor quality fittings - the quick-connect fittings started leaking just minutes after installation - replaced with Compression fittings. If you have a garbage disposal you will have more difficulty installing. I installed it in the basement just below the kitchen sink in the basement. It's a good thing as the fitting on the tank broke after the system was filled and sprayed water under pressure across the basement. The system requires flushing/cleaning and it's nearly impossible to keep the area dry. I wish I had researched other systems. as I plan to replace this system as soon as possible. I had to install a lot of extra plumbing and replace too many fittings on the kit that failed. Had to get additional water line for the system to install in basement. I would not purchase this if I was to do it all over again.

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Best system for the money
5 Star Review   By Toemoss on Home Depot - Feb 6, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Replaced a similar Reverse Osmosis system that was 10 yrs old. Filtration is all about surface area and this is the biggest sys in the warehouse stores. Not for rookies. Some plumbing skills required to install, and changing RO membrane is inconvient. But if you want awsome faucet flow rate and great water it is the best. It wastes more water than it makes, so if you have a problem with this then any RO system is not for you

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Great Unit
5 Star Review   By Patrick on Home Depot - Feb 5, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I have had my unit for 2 years and no problems. Lines are color coded for easy installation. I did mine in less than 2 hours. Filters are easy to change, but might get wet. You normally only have to do it once a year. Great buy for the money. Getting ready to buy another for relative.

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little difficult to figure out, but fine once ya do.
4 Star Review   By HandyHousewife on Home Depot - Jan 12, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Had several issues with leaks from the get go, but some teflon tape fixed those quite nicely. Also, reading thru all the instructions and information in the book helped with the install (so i knew where what connected to what and what shoulda gone where). Water quality is pretty good, but i don't like that it seems to run continually. Not looking forward to our next water bill.

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The worst purchase I've made in years!!!
1 Star Review   By Bluetrooperair on Home Depot - Jan 12, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I purchased this system and installed it myself. The directions were difficult to understand. Once installed there were several leaks that I had to trouble shoot. After 8 hours, the holding tank had no water in it. It seemed the water was filtering into the drain system (which according to the manual was normal). I disconnected the line to the holding tank to see if there was any water going through the line and there was. When I connected the line back to the holding tank the plastic bolt/nut connector broke before the connector was sealed. Instead of returning the whole system (after replumbing everything under my sink) i ordered the connector through GE to have it overnighted. Four days later - after being charged for the product - I learned the product was lost and never shipped to me. Fedex was not notified and I was not notified. I contacted customer service today - after three days of trying to contact them and cancelled the order. I will be returning the system back to Home Depot. This has been a very poor experience and I would not recommend this product to anyone. In fact it should be taken off the market based upon what I've seen for reviews. I think it's funny that I did not read these comments before I bought the product - shame on me.

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Challenging to install
3 Star Review   By Nanette on Home Depot - Jan 10, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

My husband and I have now spent several days fiddling with this and finally got a good glass of water. We ended up replacing our drainage system under the sink (the waste water runoff was too much for our set-up), and we got plenty wet and aggravated. If you aren't handy with plumbing don't try this yourself, we are and found it challenging. I was not prepared for the vast amount of waste water this type of system throws off (nothing to do with the brand) and have now set up a rain-barrel scenario in my basement since I'm not too thrilled with waste and am now using the waste water for houseplants and gardening. Given the quality of the water I would do it again, but I would plan much more time to install and read several more reviews ahead of time. Once completed the water is wonderful, makes a fantastic cup of coffee too, but you'll earn it!

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Makes great water, while it works.
1 Star Review   By David on Home Depot - Jan 4, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

It's not particularly difficult to install, but the incompetent instructions make it difficult to figure out. Replacing the filters is not only expensive, but very difficult. For instance, when you remove the cap for the reverse osmosis chamber to change the RO filter, a big o-ring falls out, but nowhere in the instructions does it show where it goes. This thing leaks like a sieve from two locations.

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Filters water but very difficult to prevent leaks
2 Star Review   By ndaley on Home Depot - Dec 25, 2011    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

If you can manage to install and maintain this RO filter without issue, you will indeed have filtered water and will have been lucky. The filter housing leaks profusely. My customer service experience with GE has been poor in that I've never been able to connect with them to trouble shoot this issue, despite numerous attempts. Instead, a local plumber explained that you really have to tighten the housing with superhuman strength using the housing wrench provided. After numerous attempts, I finally achieved a satisfactory seal. Now, after replacing the filters for the first time, I have the same problem. Apparently, tightening the housing so much will ruin the o-rings since several attempts using near superhuman strength and a tube of silicon lube have not achieved a seal this time. So, if you buy this product, be sure to buy new o-rings for each filter change (every 6 months) and plan on getting pretty wet during installation and filter changes. There must be a higher quality product on the market. I'd shop around and skip this one

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Unit provides very pure water.
3 Star Review   By Smokey on Home Depot - Nov 30, 2011    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Initial installation would not make any water. Determined that the outlet of the second (final) filter was not completed during manufacture. It was completely blocked. The unit had to be replaced. Now works great.

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Don't try to install yourself
4 Star Review   By MrSunshine on Home Depot - Nov 23, 2011    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Good value. Works well. Just glad I hired a plumber to omstall.

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it works
5 Star Review   By rklc on Home Depot - Oct 25, 2011    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

i have had this unit installed at my previous two properties and have had no problems with any of them so far, one of them going six years and the other going on to its third year, i'm actually getting ready to buy a third and was comparing with the newer model but it seems from the reviews i've seen that this is the better of the two, i would definitely recommend this product

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Great Tasting water
5 Star Review   By Timken500 on Home Depot - Aug 21, 2011    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

1st off system is not hard to install !!! Tubing is all color coded and it has good direction. Read them before attempting install. I find the water of High quality and great tasting. I live in Pasadena Tx Refinery capital of the U.S. and it makes the water really Good. Just take your time and enjoy Good bottle water quality.

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Great water!
5 Star Review   By JohnC on Home Depot - Aug 21, 2011    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Our water comes from an underground aquifer and you never know what sorts of contaminants could work their way into ground water systems. That's why I think an RO system is critical for my family. I think everyone who is on groundwater should seriously consider Reverse Osmosis. Before we got this system, we were buying 5-6 gallons of water per week from the grocery store. Forget the money, the hassle of lugging water from the store to the car and from the car to the kitchen makes an RO system well worth it. Plus, we don't fill up the recycling bins so quick now. As for this particular system, I'm not sure if it's better or worse than average. We've had it installed for several years and haven't had any issues. I just finally replaced the filters and the membrane. It was pretty easy. I followed all the directions in the manual and it went smoothly. The biggest downside is the cost. The filters were $45 and the membrane was $45 for a total cost of $90 to replace everything. (I considered buying a complete new system with water reservoir and facet and everything for only $150). They recommend that you replace the filters every 6 months and the membrane should last 3 years. The water flows from your pipes, to the pre-filter, to the reverse osmosis membrane, to the storage tank (a 2-3 gallon tank that sits under your sink and uses up a lot of your space there) , to the post-filter, to the tap. We also have ours connected to the fridge, so the ice and water there are also filtered. The pre-filter, as you could imagine, was a lot dirtier than the post filter. Next time I replace these, I'm going to move the post filter cartridge to the pre-filter spot and only use a new cartridge for the post filter. The RO membrane is filtering out almost everything and so the post filter doesn't do much work. So I'll reuse that one in the pre-filter spot and save 1/2 the cost every 6 months. (I see you can buy these a lot cheaper on ebay too, so I'll probably do that next time vs paying the high price at home depot). All in all, I would definitely recommend this system. It works well, is easy to maintain, and produces great tasting water. The only downside is the cost for replacing the filters.

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Would never buy again
1 Star Review   By Julie on Home Depot - Jul 10, 2011    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

This unit was difficult to install and was a pain to change the filters. After a short time, it developed a "sucking" sound from the faucet. When I called GE to troubleshoot received extremely poor customer service and no help at all. After a couple years mine has developed a leak and I'm looking to replace - but not with GE!!! The water tasted great....but it was definitely not worth the hassle! I will buy an RO again....definitely. Just not this brand!

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great product
5 Star Review   By amanda on Home Depot - Jul 9, 2011    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I was skeptical from all the negative reviews. I am a 21 yr old college student using the water for my saltwater aquarium. The filter was extremely easy to install and if installed correctly, is quiet. The only downfall to the product is the amount of water wasted to fill the tank. I use about 2 gallons a day which takes around 6 gallons to make

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Garbage
1 Star Review   By RJBA on Home Depot - Jun 17, 2011    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Poorly engineered. Difficult to install. Drives you crazy listening to the water dripping down the sink whenever it refills the holding tank (process begins when you use about a quart). I just tried to replace the (3) filters for the first time. Membrane filter canister was difficult to open and by the time I got it open i had twisted some of the internal tubing, so now I have to go and try to find replacements. UGH! I had a system installed once and NEVER had any of these problems!

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Well designed, easy to install
5 Star Review   By MxxM on Home Depot - Jun 11, 2011    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

This is a well packaged system for home water purification. The RO system works well, but is usually cumbersome to install and operate. GE has simplified the faucet installation since its previous version. It is now really easy to install under the kitchen sink in the home. The water comes out testing well.

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Faucet problems
1 Star Review   By Fixit54 on Home Depot - Apr 28, 2011    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I recently installed this unit. The tank leaked and the faucet leaked. When I tried to check the tubes that are connected to the barbs on the underside of the faucet, one broke off. Now the unit is unusable. I called GE and the warranty only covers manufacturer's defects. Since I was touching the tubing at the time the barb broke, it is not a manufacturers defect according to them. Apparently, if you have touched the sytem, their warranty does not cover anything. It is going to cost another $36 to get a replacement base for the poorly designed faucet. I have several GE systems in my rentals, but will use a different brand next time since they effectively do not have a warranty.

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Reverse Osmosis System
3 Star Review   By JeanneM on Home Depot - Oct 30, 2010    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I needed a product for our drinking water in Nevada. The system was not easy to install. The included faucet has a continuous slow leak. My handyman says it is cheap and flimsy. I may have to invest in a better faucet or blue tubing if it does not stop leaking. I hope the water system works. Just had it installed yesterday. Time will tell..

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GE Reverse Osmosis
5 Star Review   By joecop on Home Depot - Jul 9, 2010    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I am very happy with this product, easy install, easy to maintain, no more water spots...thanks

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