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Water Softener Problems

Water softener problems can disrupt the routine in your home or business, creating discomfort and cleanliness problems. Here we list some of the most common problems that we have encountered during our many years in the water business. Call us at WaterSmart Systems if you have any concerns about your water softener's operation.

 

 

Blocked System

The system can experience blockages in the line due to salt and minerals accumulating and creating deposits. Often these blockages will occur in the brine line or salt screen. Fortunately, blockages are usually easily overcome. You can refer to your water softener owner's manual.

 

 

Salt Bridges

Salt Bridges deceive owners into thinking that they have a serious problem. They are caused by hard crusts of salt forming bridges, usually in the base of the tank. The water softener will not soften the water as the softener is unable to go through a regeneration cycle. Softening solutions can be purchased, but often some pressure with a broom handle will break up the bridges. 

 

"We are new to the area and new to having hard water, and we recently purchased our water softener from this company after we received a marketing door knob hanger. From the moment we walked into the store, we were impressed with the attention and information we received. Having already had a home demonstration by another company, it was an easy decision to go with Watersmart Systems. The 2-man crew who came by to install we cheerful gentlemen, who gave us tips before leaving including one important warning -- the bathtub will be slippery! And sure enough, it was. Thank you, Watersmart Systems."

 

-Janet Macrae

 

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Resin Beads

Resin beads are intended to last as long as your water softener. Resin beads are tiny balls that are made of Polystyrene and Divinylbenzene. Beads usually last between 10 and 20 years. However, as with any appliance problems can, and do occur. If you can see particles of resin beads floating in your water, the beads are deteriorating and may need to be replaced. Read your owner's manuals for instructions or contact a professional.

 

User Error

Some water softener problems can be traced back to user error. Ensure that you are programming your system as specified by the user's manual. An improperly set water softener may not function as intended, leaving you frustrated with the quality of its performance. If you are unsure how to operate your water softener, contact us at WaterSmart Systems.

 

 

Power Outage

A simple power outage can affect the operation of your water softener. Always check that your unit is functioning correctly after a power loss. In addition, if your power outlet is not working correctly, it can play havoc with your unit's regeneration cycle. If you suspect there may be a problem with your power outlet, test the outlet with an electrical outlet tester.

 

Motor 

Any motor is designed with moving parts. Eventually, parts wear out, and the motor on your water softener is no exception. If you are concerned that your motor is not working properly, trust the experts at WaterSmart.

 

Salt Storage Tank Leaking

Do a visual inspection of your tank from time to time. If you see water around the base, you may have a crack in the brine tank. The leak will prevent the brine tank from regenerating the system properly. Call a repair specialist for assistance. 

 

Other Repairs

If you suspect that your water softener is experiencing a problem that is not listed here, our team of service experts will be happy to assist you.

With years of experience in all things concerning water, you can rely on us to solve all your water softener issues. 

 

Sources:

http://www.watersoftenercritic.com/5-common-water-softener-problems-3/

https://www.angieslist.com/articles/what-s-wrong-my-water-softener.htm

http://www.systemsaver.com/morton-website/2maintenance/2-troubleshooting-guide.html:

http://homewater101.com/water-softener-maintenance-made-easy

 

 

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