Is Your Water Softener Clogged?

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Have you noticed that your water pressure or flow is worse now than it used to be? When you run water in a couple places in the house you have almost no flow at all.

When water flow slows down in your home, there are several places to look when trouble shooting. It could be a clogged pipe, problems with a well pump or one of your water filtration products like a water softener or iron filter could be clogged.

Troubleshooting your potentially clogged water softener or iron filter is very straight forward, all you need to do is temporarily bypass it. If you see that there is a noticeable difference with the water softener bypassed, then the clog is in the water softener. If there is no difference, you’ll need to check elsewhere.

If the low pressure or flow is caused by the water softener, put some resin cleaner through the softener and manually put it through a couple of regenerations. Here is the video on using the media cleaner https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8QKYr3B02I&t=1s Here is the link to the 3 way bypass video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EcQrrlxMqo

If that doesn’t work, you’ll need to replace the media inside the water softener or replace the whole softener. If you have an iron filter that you’ve identified as the source of the low pressure or flow, just run it through a couple of regenerations back to back.

Again, if that doesn’t solve the problem the media will need to be replaced in the iron filter or the whole unit needs replacement.

 

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  • Gary Beutler