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Water soft­en­er main­te­nance is nor­mal­ly rec­om­mend­ed on an annu­al basis as well as for most oth­er water fil­tra­tion equip­ment.  There may be some inter­im oper­a­tional prob­lems which can be diag­nosed and reme­died by the home­own­er.  To ensure prop­er oper­a­tion and to max­i­mize the use­ful life of your equip­ment, prop­er main­te­nance will pro­vide con­sis­tent soft­ened or con­di­tioned water to your home.  There are var­i­ous brands of water soft­en­ers, some more effi­cient than oth­ers in terms of water usage and salt require­ments. Some mod­els are capa­ble of soft­en­ing or con­di­tion­ing larg­er vol­umes of water, there­fore esti­mat­ing water usage pri­or to select­ing a sys­tem is impor­tant.  For high­er lev­els of iron and/or man­ganese, an up-flow water soft­en­er (ver­sus down-flow) is high­ly rec­om­mend­ed to avoid dam­ag­ing min­er­al build-up at the bot­tom of the tank.  For com­pli­cat­ed prob­lems, con­tact­ing your water treat­ment ser­vice tech­ni­cian for water soft­en­er repair is your best option.  See some com­mon symp­toms of poten­tial prob­lems with your water soft­en­er below.

What To Check If  Your Water Softener Isn’t Working

First, make sure the water soft­en­er has pow­er and is turned on, then:

  • Check salt tank: Is there salt in the brine tank?  If not, add at least a few bags salt to the tank.
  • Check pow­er to the soft­en­er: If the unit uses elec­tric­i­ty to run a timer, be sure it’s plugged in to a live out­let and has pow­er. Some water con­di­tion­ers use a low-volt­age trans­former to pow­er the con­trol — be sure that device is present, plugged in, and work­ing.  Also, a pow­er fail­ure could cause the timer to be improp­er­ly set.  Re-set the day of week and time of day on the water soft­en­er timer after an elec­tri­cal pow­er fail­ure or after the soft­en­er has been pow­ered “off” for a time.
  • Check the water soft­en­er bypass valve: You want first to see that the water soft­en­er is not on “bypass” — is house­hold water flow­ing through the unit?  This valve is an option and may not be installed on your unit, but there may be stan­dard plumb­ing valves or globe valves that accom­plish the same pur­pose.
  • Man­u­al­ly regen­er­a­tion cycle: Then try a man­u­al regen­er­a­tion cycle — you’ll see on most units a lever you can push on the con­trol box to start that regen­er­a­tion process.  Note: your home will not be deliv­ered con­di­tioned or soft­ened water while the water soft­en­er is in the regen­er­a­tion cycle, there­fore, its best not to use water (or use as lit­tle as pos­si­ble- flush­ing toi­lets is OK, etc.) in the home until the regen­er­a­tion process is com­plete.  This is why most pro­grammed regen­er­a­tion is set for late at night when water usage is much less like­ly.
  • Feel & test the water sup­ply: if you can’t get a lath­er when bathing the sys­tem may not be suf­fi­cient­ly treat­ing the water.
Water softener repair in Dedham, MA

Water soft­en­er & sed­i­ment fil­ter installed in base­ment point of entry


With­out ful­ly diag­nos­ing, it can be very dif­fi­cult to deter­mine what is real­ly caus­ing the prob­lem and whether of not a water soft­en­er repair is even nec­es­sary.  This is where a ser­vice tech­ni­cian will be able to trou­ble shoot the sit­u­a­tion and come to a deter­mi­na­tion and solu­tion to the prob­lem. While there are so many pos­si­ble symp­toms and prob­lems a soft­en­er may expe­ri­ence, the fol­low­ing are a few that you may see.

  1.  Exces­sive salt usage by the sys­tem, requir­ing high­er than nor­mal salt tank fill ups
  2.  Stain­ing on home fix­tures even though the water soft­en­er seems to be run­ning prop­er­ly
  3.  Min­er­al dis­charge from the water soft­en­er and into the home’s water sup­ply
  4.  Loss of water pres­sure down­stream from the soft­en­er
  5.  Hard water evi­dence observed right after a regen­er­a­tion cycle.

It should also be not­ed that once a water soft­en­er gets past a cer­tain age, it just may be time to invest in a new one.  You should dis­cuss the poten­tial mer­its of this with your water treat­ment pro­fes­sion­al.

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H2O Care is an established Massachusetts based,  full service water filtration and testing organization originally formed in 1989 with offices in Middleton & Hudson, MA.  See our written and published articles about common regional contaminants and other water quality issues in Water Technology Magazine by going to our website, http://h2ocare.wpengine.com and going to the publications tab at the top of the home page.  We can be reached by email at [email protected] or by calling 978–777-8330.

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