This is a list of common problems that will create hard water.
- The bypass valve is in bypass.
- A leaking toilet or sink will waste many gallons of water that a demand unit water meter will not count.
- Salt bridged. Break with broom handle.
- Very low water pressure.
- Valve drain hose too small, or raised higher than 8 feet above floor level.
- Iron or sediment fouled resin.
- Demand unit programmed to wrong model code or hardness setting.
- Hot water used during regeneration time.
- Unit in vacation setting.
- Too few regenerations programmed on a solid state or mechanical unit.
- Fuse or circuit breaker blown.
- Transformer plugged into a switched outlet or basement light.
- Unit plumbed in backwards.
- Water hardness changing.
- Unit is losing resin, or resin is breaking down from too much chlorine contact over time.
- Softener sized too small for application.
- Soft water plumbed to outside sill cocks.
- Water hardness too high for model size.
- No salt in unit.
- Leak by riser pipe o-ring.