Water Softener Repair Tips
Below is a common list of problems that will create hard water:
- The bypass valve is open.
- 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 is in vacation setting.
- Too few regenerations are programmed on a solid state or mechanical unit.
- The fuse or circuit breaker has blown.
- The transformer is plugged into a switched outlet or basement light.
- The unit is plumbed in backwards.
- Water hardness is changing.
- The unit is losing resin, or resin is breaking down from too much chlorine contact over time.
- The Softener sized too small for application.
- Soft water plumbed to outside sill cocks.
- Water hardness is too high for the model size.
- No salt in the unit.
- Leak by riser pipe o-ring.
If you continue to have water softener issues in your home or business, give the professionals at Reynolds Water Company a call. We service a wide variety of water softener models, and we’ll get your unit back in order so you can enjoy great-tasting, quality water!