I have a watersofener from kenmore , I have noticed my water pressure has not
been very good so I increased the pressure to 65psi on my water system this
still did not help the problem. I went to the basement and pushed on the bypass
at the watersofener and now I have great water pressure. The watersofener is
only about 7 years old, do you have any idea what is causing the problem is with
Any filter or water treatment device will decrease flow. Did this just
start happening? I know softeners have a limited life, however, I used
to have one that was 3 or 4 times as old and seemed to be still working
when the town decided to change us from well water to Lake Michigan
water, at which time I removed the softener. But, at that time, I didn't
notice any increase in flow or pressure. In that house, you never wanted
to flush or run the washer or dishwasher when someone was showing ... it
was like the Simpson's clip where Bart kept doing it and Homer was in
the shower; too hot, too cold, too hot ... But in my present house,
there is a regulator set to about 65 PSI and you can run water anywhere
and not affect the shower. BTW, both houses had pressure balanced shower
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On Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 11:44:05 AM UTC-6, john wrote:
Were/are there any strainers built into the connectors to the water saftene
r. They tend to clog over a long period of time, and in a short period of
time if there is a fault in the supply and some crud gets into the water su
pply. I would take apart all the various connections to and from the softe
ner, flush, and then see how the pressure is.
There are a few possibilities. A strainer clogged, a valve passage
clogged, resin getting loose in the system. If you have the manual and
are not afraid to check things, go for it. Otherwise, have a serviceman
check it out. Expect to pay $75 to $150 depending on the actual problem.
Usually the head unscrews from the tank and you can pull it out. There
is a strainer on the bottom of the pipes.
A water softener place can sell you a new charge of resin beads if
they are contaminated. It was $100 a cu ft the last time I did it but
that was a while ago.
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